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Southwest Cancels Flights as FAA Orders Engine Inspections

In the wake of a deadly accident aboard one of its flights last week, Southwest Airlines said it would cancel a small percentage of its daily flights over the next three weeks so that it can pull planes from service to inspect engines for signs of metal fatigue. The airline scrubbed around 50 flights over the weekend, with an additional …

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Travel Guide: The Kentucky Derby

It’s not often you find tradition, sports, Southern charm and a really tasty bourbon drink in one place, but every year the Kentucky Derby meshes together all that and more for an unforgettable event that draws spectators from all over the world and transforms Louisville, Kentucky into a one huge party. The sound of thundering hooves has been the heartbeat …

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Wanted: 24/7 Digital Support AND Human Advice

Millennial business travelers in the UAE are driving an evolution in corporate travel by demanding both cutting-edge digital support throughout their trips and on-demand advice from human consultants, according to an independent global study commissioned by Travelport, the leading travel commerce platform. The research, which surveyed 11,000 travelers in 19 countries who took at least one return flight in the …

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New Airlines Set to Shake Up International Travel

A new crop of startup carriers is seeking to challenge the status quo in the airline industry, both in the U.S. and abroad. While scrappy budget lines like Spirit and Ryanair have long been a presence on shorter routes—where passengers are more likely to put up with the no-frills service—what’s different this time is the emergence of a new breed …

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Bermuda’s British Charm

Fairmont Southampton sits atop the highest point in Bermuda offering stunning panoramic views upon the aquamarine waters of the South Shore Atlantic Ocean, The Great Sound and pristine whitewashed roofs of Bermuda homes. Fairmont Southampton blends old world British charm with the new spirit of Bermuda and is designed for relaxation and memorable experiences. The property features 593 luxurious guestrooms, …

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Bunkbeds in the Cargo Hold?

Airbus and aircraft interiors supplier Zodiac Aerospace plan to offer bunk-bed sleeping berths in the cargo space of Airbus A330 widebodies by 2020. The modules are to be easily interchangeable with regular cargo containers, the companies said, allowing airlines to exchange sleepers for cargo space during the typical interval of an aircraft turnaround. The companies said the sleeping berths would …

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Avis to Get 10,000 Connected Toyotas

Toyota Motor Corp.’s data-harvesting startup, Toyota Connected, has inked a multiyear deal with Avis Budget Group Inc. that will supply 10,000 connected vehicles to Avis Car Rental in an effort to streamline the customer rental experience. The partnership will extend from now through 2021, Toyota spokeswoman Ming-Jou Chen told Automotive News. The deal is a logical step in the rental …

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Millennials’ New Idea for Business Travel: Bleisure

While so many corporations are concerned about travel and expense management, millennial employees are growing less focused on low trip costs and more focused on turning each journey abroad into an adventure. “Bleisure” is the term coined by travelers looking to integrate the leisure of vacation into the downtime of their business trips. Unlike previous generations who were more focused …

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Save Your Boarding Pass for Discounts

While you might not think twice about getting rid of your boarding pass after your next flight, keeping that piece of paper can be the key to savings. A few airlines offer savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, airport transfers, and free wine tasting to people who keep their boarding pass. Here are some of the airlines that offer deals to …

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Adventure Trips Are the New Business Dinners

For Tom Hogan, chairman and CEO of Kony, Inc., an enterprise mobility company based in Austin, Texas, work dinners lost their lure years ago. “At some point, most people in the corporate world have been to a million four-star restaurants,” he says. “It gets old. People quasi-resent the forced march of the old, tired approach.” That’s why he’s looked far …