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Airlines Accept Plan to Fix Overhead Panels

Despite the nearly $27 million price tag, airlines aren’t fighting a federal proposal to improve the safety of overhead equipment panels in Boeing 737 aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed the regulation in October because of reports that passengers were hit in the face and head by the panels of equipment that typically hold reading…

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Don’t Let This Unexpected Cost Blow Your Travel Budget

Expense management is a critical component of corporate travel, especially if you travel for business frequently and on a global scale. With careful planning and a consideration for budgets, it’s simple to keep the costs of airfare, hotel, and transportation in check. One area where unintended costs can creep up without notice, however, is in international…

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MGM National Harbor Opens its Doors

The $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor, a casino hotel on the Maryland banks of the Potomac River, had its grand opening on Thursday night. MGM Resorts is making its debut in the Washington area. Located about 10 miles south of the city, the hotel has views of the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol. The MGM…

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Achieve Medallion Status on Delta

Are you still trying to reach Diamond, Platinum, Gold, or Silver Medallion status for 2017? Teplis Travel is pleased to share the newest promotion from our Preferred Airline Partner, Delta Airlines: Through February 15th, 2017, you have the opportunity to elevate your status by buying a bundle of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs…

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5 Ways Travel for Frequent Flyers Got Worse in 2016

2016 was a banner year for disruptive changes to airline loyalty programs. Fueled by pressure to increase revenue and protected by swollen loyalty program ranks, U.S. carriers tightened the financial screws on consumers, exploring new types of fare structures and cabin designs to boost profits. As a result, many of the luxuries once enjoyed by…

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InterContinental Hotel Lands at Hartsfield-Jackson

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will be getting a new 440-room, four-star InterContinental hotel designed by John Portman & Associates. The 11-story structure to be built next to the airport’s domestic terminal will include 80,000 feet of conference/meeting space and 60,000 square feet of office space. A restaurant is planned in the main lobby and a…

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Lufthansa Pilots in Perpetual Strike Mode

Lufthansa pilots will once again stage strikes this week in a long-running dispute over pay. Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called on its members to strike for 48 hours from Tuesday (November 29), affecting all short-haul flights. The row centres around pay increases, with Lufthansa’s offer of 2.5 per cent described as “inadequate”. (Management approved…

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Corporate Travel Managers Rank Delta No.1 U.S. Airline

Delta Air Lines earned the top overall score for the 6th consecutive year on the Business Travel News (BTN) Airline survey, sweeping all ten categories and bettering 2015 scores in each. This win celebrates the outstanding performance and industry-leading customer service Delta people provide every day. BTN voters, who manage tens of billions of dollars…

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Relaxation or Adventure?

Destination weddings, family trips, or relaxing getaways; the Dominican Republic has an experience for everyone, and Teplis Travel can help you to find a great deal on an all-inclusive Dominican Republic vacation package. From soaking up the sun on the beach in Punta Cana to exploring the tropical paradise, there are plenty of opportunities to…

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United: No Carry-On Bags for Basic Economy Passengers

On Tuesday, United Airlines announced the introduction of its new “Basic Economy” service designed to take on growing competition from low-cost carriers. While the prospect of cheaper flights with United is certainly enticing, the low cost comes with a price. Basic Economy ticket holders will not be allowed to bring aboard a carry-on bag unless…

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