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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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."