Airlines for America is asking frequent fliers to submit tips for an upcoming blog post. "We want to hear your travel tips for keeping up with physical and mental health when you are constantly on the go," A4A writes.
JetBlue Airways plans to team up with Carbonfund.org Foundation to offset 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to one month's worth of flights, for Earth Month. The carrier is also holding a contest for its TrueBlue members through its "One Thing That's Green" campaign. The city that racks up the most donations of TrueBlue points will receive a greenspace courtesy of JetBlue.
A new hotel-feedback gathering technology known as GuestComment hopes to close the gap between hoteliers and consumers through in-property kiosks that enable guests to post real-time feedback about their stay, Andy Beal writes. "Immediate feedback would allow staff to resolve issues immediately, praise the right people and keep apprised of customer concerns. The guest feels like they are heard, the hotel management receives the real time feedback it craves and the tone of any subsequent TripAdvisor or Yelp review becomes less needlessly adversarial," Beal writes.
A passenger account of improper conduct by the Transportation Security Agency at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International has been refuted, according to the TSA Blog. The TSA posted video footage from an interview with a female passenger who claims she was handcuffed to a chair after refusing Advanced Imaging Technology screening. The blog states "when inaccurate passenger accounts are made either via media outlets or on the blogs, TSA works to resolve them and present both sides of the story."
Not all hotel chains have decided to go the smoke-free route. Representatives for Hyatt, Hilton and InterContinental say smoking is still permitted throughout their chains, although as little as 1% of their inventory may be dedicated as smoking rooms, this blogger writes in reference to a New York Times report.