American in Advanced Talks to Buy China Southern Stake as per Bloomberg

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According to Bloomberg, American is in advanced discussions to acquire a $200M stake in China Southern via a private placement. American would nominate an observer with no voting rights to the airline’s board.  Delta owns a minority stake in China Eastern after a 2015 acquisition and of course is a fellow Skyteam member with China…

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Coming Soon: Control Your Room with Alexa or Siri at Marriott Hotels

Wynn Las Vegas is installing the Amazon Echo in all 4,748 rooms in their hotel. Source: Wynn Las Vegas

As technology advances, hotels are trying to incorporate features that might enhance guest experience. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Marriott is testing both Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa in hotel rooms, and may decide to install the platforms in all rooms on “one or more of its chains.” This could happen as early as mid-2017, so…

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United Introduces Modern Screening – Debuts Fully Redesigned Security Checkpoint at Newark

UA New Security Lanes

United Airlines today announced a fully redesigned and consolidated security checkpoint experience at Newark (EWR) Terminal C. If you’ve traveled to Europe, you’ll likely recognize these lanes. The redesigned checkpoint, which includes dedicated Premier Access and TSA Precheck security lanes, features 17 automated screening lanes, making EWR Terminal C the first checkpoint in the US to exclusively…

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United Introduces Modern Screening – Debuts Fully Redesigned Security Checkpoint at Newark

UA New Security Lanes

United Airlines today announced a fully redesigned and consolidated security checkpoint experience at Newark (EWR) Terminal C. If you’ve traveled to Europe, you’ll likely recognize these lanes. The redesigned checkpoint, which includes dedicated Premier Access and TSA Precheck security lanes, features 17 automated screening lanes, making EWR Terminal C the first checkpoint in the US to exclusively…

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Earn Alaska Miles While Flying Condor!

A Condor 767-300. Source: Condor

Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs out there. They don’t belong to any alliances, but have a number of partners across different continents. They have flexible routing rules, allowing stopovers even on one-way tickets for many bookings. Their miles are relatively easy to come by, considering there are no limits to the…

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Is El Al Finally Introducing a Competitive Business Class?

El Al's First Class product. Source: El Al

Some of you may be familiar with El Al, the flag carrier of Israel operating out of Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport. The airline operates an extremely “secure” fleet, with cockpits having bullet-proof doors among other security features. El Al also offers three classes of service: First, Business, and Economy. However, the products really aren’t all that…

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