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Accessible travel for all at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Aiming to become “the most accessible airport in the USA,” Sea-Tac has announced new airport services to make travel more accessible to individuals with disabilities. Through its webpage, the airport recommends travelers plan ahead and contact their airlines in advance for assistance with wheelchair requests, specific seat assignments, medication storage or dietary needs. Another recommendation is to contact TSA Cares 72 hours before the flight – a helpline to provide information and assistance in preparing […]

LAX bans rideshare and taxi drivers from terminal pick up

On October 29, the Los Angeles International Airport launched LAX-it: the new way to catch an Uber, Lyft, Opoli, or taxi at LAX. The airport has banned ridesharing companies and taxi drivers from picking up passengers outside its terminals due to worsening congestion at the airport. Although curbside drop-off is still allowed, arriving passengers now have to take a shuttle bus to Terminal 1’s parking lot to meet their rideshare drivers, and to the main […]

United Airlines switches to point-based upgrade system

Beginning on December 4, United will introduce PlusPoints, its new program designed for Platinum and 1K members of its MileagePlus program, which will replace the current Regional Premier Upgrades (RPUs) and Global Premier Upgrades (GPUs). The new points-based system is expected to offer more flexibility in upgrades for such frequent fliers. Currently, the system awards members with two RPUs (upgrade requests largely for travel within North America) when they reach Platinum status, while 1K members […]

Coworking spaces are taking over hotels

Hotel companies have realized work is no longer set in a confined cubicle/office for 8 hours a day, and that their common public spaces have been often used as coworking areas. Following this behavior and looking to get a piece of this market, many hotels have started offering temporary spaces for rent to those many who fit the profile. The Ace Hotel New York, GFI Hospitality property, has become a good example when it comes […]

New flights are being added for winter getaways

American Airlines and JetBlue announce new routes to the Caribbean, Bermuda, South America and Europe starting this upcoming winter. For AA, the new services are part of a broad expansion that includes new destinations, additional flights and extended services to existing routes. American Airlines Dallas (DFW) and Chicago (ORD) to St. Thomas (USVI): starting on December 21, 2019; this will be a Saturday-only flight. Flights leaving from Dallas will operate on a Boeing 757 year-round, […]