The Denver City Council has approved United Airlines' bid to add 24 gates at Denver International Airport, as well as expand two passenger clubs and construct a third. Half of United's new gates will be among the 39 being built in the airport's $1.5 billion ongoing expansion project.
Hilo, Hawaii, held a festival on Sunday to herald Southwest Airlines' inaugural flight to the city from Honolulu. Southwest is also launching interisland flights between Kailua-Kona and Maui, as well as new service to Kailua-Kona from Oakland and San Jose, Calif.
Air passengers and crew concerned about untrained animals allowed on airplanes for emotional support are happy to hear about Wednesday's federal proposal to limit the types of animals allowed inside aircraft cabins as emotional support animals. "The days of Noah's Ark in the air are hopefully coming to an end," Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson says.
The Department of Transportation announced a proposed rule defining service animals as trained service dogs to assist individuals with disabilities. The rule would ban emotional support animals in airplane cabins. "The proposed rule will go a long way in ensuring a safer and healthier experience for everyone," A4A President and CEO Nicholas Calio said.
New UPS plug-ins for e-commerce sites will make it easier for online stores to offer the company's shipping services. With these plug-ins, merchants can "quickly and easily open a UPS account and manage multiple aspects of shipping and fulfillment inside their existing e-commerce platform," the company says.
Delta is planning a $670,000 renovation of its Sky Club at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. The airline said the facelift is part of a multimillion dollar effort to renovate clubs across its network and open new ones.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is planning a $92 million construction project that will add 1,945 parking spaces to meet growing demand for air travel. About $75 million of funding will be used for the new garage through cash from airport reserves, rental car revenue and borrowed funds.
A lot of information is stored in the barcode on a boarding pass, says IntSights Chief Security Officer Etay Maor. Hackers can use those barcodes to gather information about passengers, such as name, flight details, sometimes email address, phone number and more.
True luxury on a business trip comes not from money, but from maintaining a jet setter mentality. To travel like a boss, wear well-tailored, appropriate clothing that commands respect, rent a vacation home instead of a hotel when traveling in a group, generously tip concierges, waiters, valets and housekeepers and use your natural charm to negotiate upgrades.