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5/24/2019

The new 3,560-passenger Royal Princess is just one of the ships with upgraded features from Princess Cruises. Passengers can expect super-fast Wi-Fi, craft cocktails, gourmet food and, on the Royal Princess, the enclosed ship-hugging SeaWalk.

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5/24/2019

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker revealed that he learned his most important lesson in management - the art of listening - from watching Herb Kelleher, the founder and former CEO of Southwest Airlines. "What I learned in watching Herb was and what I picked up upon fairly early on is what an amazing listener he was," Parker said.

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Business Insider
5/24/2019

United Airlines has announced the winners of its Her Art Here contest, which was designed to inspire women artists and give them an opportunity to design an aircraft's livery. Tsungwei Moo of San Francisco and Corinne Antonelli of Washington, N.J., took top honors with liveries depicting local landmarks and representing the spirit of their regions.

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United Airlines, United
5/23/2019

Airports across the US are embracing vending machines, which can offer an array of products that appeal to travelers while taking up relatively little space. The newly renovated Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport, features a row of vending machines selling puffer jackets, upscale candy and trial-size toiletry kits.

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USA Today
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LaGuardia Airport
5/23/2019

Travelers planning to fly out of Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport or William P. Hobby Airport can go online to reserve parking spaces, and travelers who join the Parking Plus program can earn airline miles when they use the Ecopark and Ecopark2 lots.

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KTRK-TV (Houston)
5/23/2019

Panelists from the Travel Association, TripAdvisor, NostalgiaCon, AAA and Best Western looked to the future at the recent Leisure Travel Summit, eyeing a need to fill the gap between aspirational luxury travel and accessible trips, as well as provide options for foodies and "experience" aficionados. This summer promises to have the second-highest volume of travelers -- 3.6% more than last year -- since AAA started keeping statistics.

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Hotel News Resource
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Travel Association, TripAdvisor
5/23/2019

Steve Pociask of the American Consumer Institute writes that airports are lobbying hard to get Congress to raise taxes on travelers, a move that could have a devastating impact on vacationers, business travelers and our economy. "Airports are using misleading claims and fuzzy math to lobby Congress for an increase in the passenger facility charge (PFC), a hidden tax on virtually every air traveler in the United States," he writes.

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InsideSources
5/23/2019

United Airlines has extended its jet biofuels contract with World Energy. The fuel will be mixed with traditional jet fuel and used on all United flights departing from Los Angeles International Airport.

5/23/2019

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker sat down with NBC's Lester Holt for an interview.

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NBC News
5/23/2019

Alaska Airlines on Saturday transported the remains of Sergeant Major James "Tony" Woods, a decorated Army veteran who had requested burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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KING-TV (Seattle)