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Delta Adds 7 Destinations to Seattle Hub

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Pike Place Market in Seattle For the fifth consecutive year, Delta Air Lines is expanding flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to seven new destinations. Since 2012, Delta has more than tripled flights and destinations at its Seattle hub. Mike Medeiros, Delta’s vice president – Seattle, stated, “As we prepare for another year of significant…

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Alaska Airlines Unveils Free In-Flight Messaging

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Alaska Airlines has added new amenities to target a younger demographic. It makes perfect sense, as Virgin America (a low-cost airline well-known for hip and youthful branding) was recently acquired by Alaska Airlines. One new in-flight feature is particularly promising–the convenience of free smartphone messaging from 36,000 feet in the air. Alaska Airlines has announced the…

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World’s 20 Safest Airlines

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Qantas tops the list for the fourth year in a row on AirlineRatings.com’s list of safest airlines for 2017. The site, which is the world’s only safety and product rating website, takes into account numerous factors, including audits from aviation’s governing bodies and leading associations, government audits, airline’s crash and serious incident record, profitability and…

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Alaska Air Finalizes Acquisition of Virgin America

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Alaska Air Group has now completed its acquisition of Virgin America. The merger was first announced in April, then approved by Virgin America shareholders in July. In the coming year, the two airlines will need to secure a Federal Aviation Administration certification in order to operate as a single carrier. Regional carrier Horizon Air, also…

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Southwest Aims for Fleet Fully Equipped with Wi-Fi

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These days, as fares get lower across the board, in-flight Wi-Fi and entertainment are becoming increasingly important to travelers looking to get the best bang for their buck. Over the last few months, major U.S.-based airlines such as Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines began offering all in-flight entertainment for free. In an…

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45.2 Million Americans Expected to Fly During the Holidays

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Following a very busy Thanksgiving holiday that saw travel numbers hit a 9-year high, Airlines for America is forecasting that 45.2 million travelers are expected to hit the skies during the holiday travel period from Friday, Dec. 16 to Thursday, Jan. 5. Compared to 2015, this represents an increase of 3.5 percent, or 73,000 more…

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Slight Rise Predicted for Hotel Rates in 2017

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Hotel rates will slightly rise in 2017 in Orlando, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta and Denver, but potentially fall in Los Angeles, Houston, Washington, DC, and Charlotte, North Carolina, according to a recently released report. The predictions are part of Travel Leaders Group’s 2017 Global Outlook, which utilizes data from multiple sources to make predictions for flight,…

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American and United Debut Automated Screening at Chicago O’Hare

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American Airlines automated screening lane After a nationwide crisis of extra-long security lines due to undermanned security checkpoints,  American Airlines and United Airlines have opened innovative automated screening lanes at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago to expedite airport security processes. The update comes just in time for Thanksgiving weekend, one of the busiest travel periods…

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World’s 10 Best Airlines

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Air New Zealand Premium Economy Spaceseat We all know flying can be stressful. Long hours on a cramped aircraft with uncomfortable seats, mediocre food, lackluster entertainment options and substandard service can be a deterrent for many travelers. Luckily, there are a few airlines that make it a pleasure, rather than a chore, to fly. Airlineratings.com…

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