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1/17/2019

The aptly named Udon House in Kagawa serves as both a hotel and cooking school for a celebrated Japanese food. Guests sleep in shared rooms and take classes from master chefs in preparing udon noodles.

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1/17/2019

The work of local artists in a variety of media festoons the new Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard in South Walton, Fla. Each of the select-service hotel's 84 guest rooms, as well as common areas, will showcase the area's renowned talents.

1/17/2019

Oakland County, Mich., is in the midst of its own hotel construction boom. Hyatt Place Royal Oak recently opened in the county, and several new hotel projects are planned.

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Detroit Free Press
1/17/2019

United Airlines on Wednesday unveiled new uniforms for its 70,000 frontline workers, including pilots, flight attendants, customer-service agents and ramp workers. The purple- and blue-hued uniforms were designed and produced by fashion designer Tracy Reese, along with retailers Carhartt and Brooks Brothers.

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1/17/2019

In advance of two winter storms forecast to affect the Midwest and Northeast, airlines including American, Southwest and United are offering complimentary rebooking at dozens of airports this weekend. Policy details vary by carrier, but one of the winter storms is at the center of most waivers for eligible travelers as of Thursday morning.

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USA Today
1/17/2019

Zachery Jones, the new vice president of labor relations at United Airlines, is responsible for the carrier's overall labor strategy in coordination with unions representing United employees. Jones was previously vice president of labor relations at CSX.

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1/17/2019

UPS has appointed Philippe Gilbert as supply chain solutions president, a newly created position reporting to Chief Operating Officer Jim Barber. Gilbert was previously regional CEO of the Americas for DB Schenker Logistics.

1/17/2019

United Airlines employees and the carrier's Polaris international business class are featured in the new "Spider-Man: Far From Home" movie, which debuts July 5.

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1/17/2019

Effects of the partial government shutdown in the US vary at airports across the country. Many are experiencing normal security checkpoint operations while others report long lines due to increased numbers of Transportation Security Administration officers calling in sick.

1/17/2019

The spa at England's Grayshott country house hotel offers luxury treatments such as Emotional Freedom Techniques sessions with a therapist. A spa pool, sauna and steam room are among the property's amenities.