Airports are turning to social media to provide day-of-travel information to passengers | Lawmaker moves to put $4.50 cap on luggage fees | Airlines up their games with amenity-rich lounges
 
July 23, 2015
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Airports are turning to social media to provide day-of-travel information to passengers
Airports are harnessing the power of social media to provide passengers with up-to-the-minute information about their flights. Some airlines are also taking advantage of the new technology, like KLM and its #HappyToHelp. FutureTravelExperience.com (U.K.) (7/22)
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Lawmaker moves to put $4.50 cap on luggage fees
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Representative John Mica, R-Fla., is introducing a bill that would cap the amount airlines charge for handling luggage at $4.50 per bag. "This is fair and equitable since airports have been held to that fee level for handling passengers at the same $4.50 limitation by law for the past 15 years," he said. The Hill (7/22)
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Airlines up their games with amenity-rich lounges
Airlines around the world are pampering high-value customers with exclusive airport lounges featuring spas, salons, restaurants, pet areas and much more. Runway Girl Network (7/22)
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Airlines' baggage technology enhances travel experience
U.S. air carriers' baggage technologies are enhancing the travel experience. "Passengers have expressed interest in having more control over their entire travel experience, and, as such, airlines are implementing baggage self-tagging, which enables passengers to either print their baggage tag from a kiosk at the airport or in some cases at home even before arriving at the airport," said Airlines for America spokeswoman Melanie Hinton. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (7/18)
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List: Most extreme airports worldwide
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The approach at Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport, the five-degree takeoff and landings at London City Airport and high winds at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal make these some of the most extreme airports around the globe. Gizmodo (7/21)
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Orlando Reaches New Heights.
Orlando's expansion continues with the completion of the largest observation wheel in the East, offering new and exciting experiences for groups. The Orlando Eye at the new I-Drive 360 will tower 400 feet above the Convention District providing the best views of central Florida and a great new way to connect and entertain clients.
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Refuel and Refresh
W Insiders take tailored concierge service to next level
Starwood Hotels & Resorts' W Insiders provide tailored guest experiences using special insider connections. "A concierge can make a call and get you a dinner reservation at a nice restaurant, but an Insider knows the chef and can set up a delectable private tasting," writes reviewer Taylor Neverman. Haute Living online (7/20)
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List: Top 10 hotel bars in London
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The American Bar at The Savoy, Artesian at The Langham and Dukes Bar at Dukes lead this Top 10 list of the best hotel bars in London. Bloomberg (7/21)
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Spotlight on Meetings and Events from MPI
Composing Your Life
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World-class violinist and genre-defying composer Kai Kight talks innovation and creativity.
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Travel Pulse
Poll: Would you use Airbnb for business travel?
No  60.00%
I'm not sure  22.90%
Yes  17.10%
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