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Hilton Unveils Mobile Check-In for More Than 4,100 Hotels

Hilton announces largest digital rollout in hospitality industry history with worldwide mobile check-in at every hotel. Hilton Worldwide has officially launched its digital check-in process across all of the company’s hotels worldwide. That includes more than 4,100 hotels in 11 brands and makes this the largest digital rollout in the history of the hospitality industry….

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Don’t Just Fly Alaska Airlines, Wear Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is collaborating with Mariclaro to upcycle used plane seats into stylish carry-on bags. Alaska Airlines’ Green Team has saved about 18,000 pounds of leather from the landfill. The airline has been updating its fleet of Boeing 737-800s and -900s to new seats with power outlets, and in the process, stripping the leather off…

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Etihad Unveils New Crew Uniforms, A380 & B787 at Abu Dhabi Event

Etihad unveiled three new looks on Thursday, showing off its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787, as well as a new uniform for flight attendants. Major unveiling events took place this week for Etihad Airways, capping a year of growth for the UAE flag carrier. At a press event held Thursday in Abu Dhabi, Etihad…

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Video: Cell Phone Captures Chaos in the Cabin, 14 Injured After Extreme Turbulence Rocks American Flight

Cell phone footage captured the chaotic scene onboard a turbulent American Airlines flight that sent five people to the hospital and injured at least 14. Passengers on an American Airlines flight en route from Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) were given a scare on Tuesday, when extreme turbulence sent…

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a… Rat?

TWU officials, tired of negotiating with Southwest for a new contract for more than two years, pulled out “the rat” at Love Field. Passengers at Dallas Love Field (DAL) got a bit of an eyeful on Tuesday when the Transport Workers Union (TWU) picketed Southwest Airlines with a giant inflatable rat. The TWU Local 555…

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TSA Director Warns ‘Persistent Threat’ Remains in the U.S.

As Pistole prepares to leave the TSA later this month, he expresses concern that the U.S. has been unable to alleviate the nation’s security threats, despite advances made since 9/11 attacks. Speaking to CBS News Correspondent Bob Orr, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole shared his thoughts on what the agency has accomplished during…

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Boeing’s Ambitious Plans for a Record-Breaking 777-X Revolution

Boeing is giving indications that the 777-X family of aircraft will be more of a reinvention of the 777 and not merely a successor to previous widebody models. Boeing said early in the design process that its plans for the 777-X family of widebody aircraft would be bold. While the 777-8X was conceived as a direct…

Mile High Manners: Sensible Solutions to Jerks & Peek-a-Booers

Traveling can be a tricky business, one that’s often complicated by unexpected, misery-inducing difficulties. You’ve got tightened airport security to deal with, not to mention delayed flights, discourteous strangers and maybe even a screaming child to top it all off. Sometimes it feels like the whole ordeal isn’t worth the hassle, but fear not! Mile…

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Virgin Hotels Introduces ‘The Know’ & Invites Guests to Personalize Their Stay

Prior to Virgin Hotels’ first property opening in Chicago in 2015, the company invites guests to enroll in “The Know” — a hotel preference program. Virgin Hotels plans to open its first location in Chicago in 2015, and in conjunction with that, the company has bid farewell to traditional hotel rewards programs. With the opening…

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What the New US-Cuba Relationship Means for Travelers

Changes announced by U.S. President Obama on Wednesday will allow expanded travel to Cuba and import allowance for Americans. Flyers may soon have more chances to visit Cuba after U.S. President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes in diplomacy toward the island nation. In a 15-minute speech, Obama laid out a new approach to Cuba, one that included…