American goes cashless in Miami | JetBlue adds new flight service | CEO offers business travel tips
January 21, 2020
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American goes cashless in Miami
American Airlines has added Miami International Airport to its list of cashless locations, with the goal of speeding airport transactions for travelers. Passengers who have only cash can use the ReadyCredit terminal to convert it to a debit card.
Miami Herald (tiered subscription model) (1/16) 
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JetBlue adds new flight service
JetBlue will launch new service between New York and Guatemala City, as well as adding flights to Bozeman, Mont., from Boston and New York. "We continue to identify opportunities to strengthen our focus cities and allocate flying so we can offer better schedules and high-demand destinations for our customers," JetBlue's Scott Laurence said.
Frequent Business Traveler (1/17),  The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (1/17) 
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The Smarter Traveler
CEO offers business travel tips
DDB CEO and President Wendy Clark describes how she copes with her hectic travel schedule and offers advice to other frequent flyers. "I am violently against checking a bag," she says and also recommends doing "sleep math" and planning around global Wi-Fi coverage.
Digiday (tiered subscription model) (1/21) 
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Best credit cards that include travel insurance
Paying extra for travel insurance is not always worth it, as payouts from insurance companies are not even close to guaranteed. A smarter choice may be using a credit card that already includes travel insurance and other protections, such as Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, American Express Platinum and Chase Sapphire Reserve.
Forbes (1/19) 
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Travel Tips
5 must-have items for your next business trip
5 must-have items for your next business trip
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Having the right gear can make your next flight a more comfortable and enjoyable experience, writes Boone Ashworth. He recommends five items, including the Yeti Rambler 12-ounce bottle, which keeps liquids hot for up to five hours; Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds, with a noise-canceling system and eight hours of listening time; and Bombas compression socks, which may reduce the risk of blood clots.
Wired (tiered subscription model) (1/21) 
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Refuel and Refresh
Hilton's new Tempo brand makes time with wellness crowd
Hilton's new Tempo brand is aiming for a wellness mindset rather than an age group, but millennials definitely fit the bill of its targeted "modern achievers." About 60 Tempo hotels already are in the works -- in 30 cities from Atlanta to Maui -- and all will offer guided meditations by Thrive Global as well as other features designed to destress, recharge and promote "a sense of discovery."
Yahoo (1/16),  Frequent Business Traveler (1/16) 
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Poll: What's your biggest travel complaint?
Check out poll results in Thursday's SmartBrief for the Business Traveler.
VoteThe cost of hotel rooms and airfare.
VoteLong security lines at the airport.
VoteOvercoming language barriers.
VoteAll of the above. I hate to travel.
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