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Pilot Shortage Causes Cancellations

Even as Alaska Airlines announced last week it will launch in 30 more markets in the next six months, we’re hearing that Horizon, the regional leg of Alaska Air Group, was forced to cancel more than 318 flights in June because it didn’t have enough pilots to fly all its planes. The shortage became a…

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3 Expensive Travel Expenses You May Be Ignoring

Keeping up with thousands of transactions across any company, large or small, is a daunting task. However, all those small-dollar transactions make up your travel and expense management. If you’re looking to better manage T&E, the culprits to losing cash could be more obvious than you think. Here are three travel expenses and mistakes that…

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FAA Will Consider Legroom Minimum for Coach Seats

The history of coach-class seating is a story of loss: the gradual loss of legroom, and comfort, as the airlines have shoehorned evermore seats into the same floor space, in their relentless pursuit of more: more revenue, and more profit. Travelers of a certain age will recall when coach seat pitch — the industry measure…

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Mega Deal: Delta, Air France, KLM & Virgin Atlantic

Delta Air Lines and partners Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic announced a bold business deal Thursday that the carriers hope will strengthen their position in the lucrative trans-Atlantic market. Delta will buy a 10% stake in Air France-KLM for €375 million ($438 million), deepening an already entrenched partnership between the companies. Meanwhile, Air France-KLM is…

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Save $$$ on a 5 Star Bora Bora Vacation!

Bora Bora is a small island thick with coconut forests and colorful villages, surrounded by miles of fine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. Don’t just dream about paradise, come and enjoy it for yourself!  Now you can go and get a fabulous deal…Stay at the…

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TSA’s New Electronics Rule

Those more stringent security inspection standards that the Department of Homeland Security recently started requiring for overseas airports are being implemented for domestic travel as well. The Transportation Security Administration said this week that persons who use the standard (non-PreCheck) screening lanes will be required to remove all electronic devices larger than a cell phone…

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Bridging the Communication Gap Between Travelers and Employers

The numbers are in, and they don’t look great. The Global Business Travel Association recently released a new study that indicates a gap in communication when it comes to travel policies. Travelers want to do the right thing, but they often don’t know or completely understand what the rules are. When travelers and employers aren’t…

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The British Airways Strike – What You Need To Know

British Airways staff are on strike again, and the crew’s union Unite has announced 14 days more in August. While only about one fifth of the airline’s cabin crew, all members of the Mixed Fleet, are striking, there is the potential for flight disruptions. The 14-day walk-out, which was originally planned through August 1, has now…

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Boutique Chains Target Smaller Cities

With the world’s largest hotel companies battling to increase their upscale hotel presence throughout the country’s gateway cities, three smaller operators — 21c, Graduate Hotels and Aparium Hotel Group — are taking their chainlets inland and to smaller cities, attracting predominantly domestic travelers. The newest of the trio is Graduate, which debuted in 2014 with…

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Christmas in July

Believe it or not, it’s not too early to start making your holiday vacation plans! Especially if your favorite resort is one that sells out far in advance. And when it comes to Christmas, nobody does it better than Gaylord. From the indoor snow, to the fantastic stage shows. From ice skating and snow tubing, to visits with…

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