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Airlines Tighten Lounge Access

If you’re a frequent airport lounge guest, have you noticed that they are getting uncomfortably crowded at times? The providers of those lounges certainly have, and they’re changing their policies this year to limit lounge access, even for members who pay the big bucks. American Express has been actively expanding its network of Centurion airport lounges for premium cardholders, but …

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Delta First Class Passengers Can Now Pre-Select Meals

Starting this week, Delta Air Lines will give First Class guests on more than 1,000 weekly flights the option of pre-selecting their meals. Delta had been offering the option only to guests on service with a Delta One cabin, but will now offer it on domestic flights and flights between the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America. In a …

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Airlines Cancel More Than 1,000 Flights for Tuesday

Flying Tuesday? You might be grounded. The travel troubles from Monday’s snowstorm in the Midwest, combined with forecasts calling for more snow and icy conditions in the South and Northeast, have already forced airlines to cancel more than 1,000 Tuesday flights. Atlanta is Tuesday’s biggest trouble spot, with nearly 300 flights to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport canceled as …

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Staying Fit While Traveling

It’s a new year and if you made any new year’s resolutions that likely means getting back to the gym. But finding time can be tough, between work, travel and making time for friends and family. Don’t sweat it!  Teplis Travel has some helpful tips and resources that can keep you on the right track regardless of your hectic schedule. …

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Airport Wait Times Not Increasing During Shutdown

Airports said they were seeing little to no impact on security lines Monday despite reports of a higher than normal number of TSA agents calling in sick as the partial federal government shutdown moves through its third week. “Operations at ATL are still moving well, with little backlog,” wrote Atlanta airport spokeswoman Elise Durham in an email. The airport’s website …

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Traveling to Turkey

Traveling to Turkey has never been more complicated, thanks to a recent diplomatic dust-up between the United States and this sometimes ally. The US suspended non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey following the arrest of a consulate employee in October, which prompted Turkey to halt visa services in the U.S. Today the two countries agreed to resume full …

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Delta’s New Mileage Upgrade Option

Delta SkyMiles members who want to move up to a better seat category after they’ve booked their flight can now pay for that upgrade with miles instead of just cash- and do it online. The new post-purchase mileage upgrade option is available only for flights operated by Delta. It can be used for individual segments of a trip or the …

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Sleepbox Nap Lounge Opens at Dulles

If Santa needs a nap after flying around the world on Christmas Eve, he might consider setting his sleigh down at Dulles International Airport and checking into a room at the Sleepbox Nap Lounge on Concourse A. Scheduled to open in time for the busy Christmas travel week, the staffed post-security micro-hotel will be located between gates A6 and A14 …

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Delta Changing Boarding Order in January

Zone boarding, an aviation standard for decades, will soon be a thing of the past for Delta customers as the airline makes a global shift to boarding by branded fare purchased. This is the latest evolution in Delta’s multi-year work to bring consistency, simplicity and clarity to the gate and boarding experience, efforts that have driven all-time high customer experience …

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What You Need to Know About Marriott’s Data Breach

Marriott International is dealing with the fallout after revealing a massive data breach affecting hundreds of millions of customers who stayed at Starwood-branded properties between 2014 and September 10, 2018. The scope of the hack is one of the largest in industry history. The security incident involved the Starwood guest reservation database, affecting over 500 million guests with reservations at Starwood …