Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tests Turnstile to Automate Boarding
Delta Air Lines recently tested a self-service turnstile that lets fliers scan their own boarding passes. If implemented, the device could make it possible to bypass all interaction with airline employees, from the time travelers enter the airport until they're on the plane, reports the Star Tribune.
International In-flight Wi-Fi to Expand by End of Year
Gogo, one of the nation's biggest providers of in-flight wireless Internet access, announced Monday that it has secured $135 million that will be used to boost Wi-Fi offerings on international flights, according to Tribune Newspapers.
Hilton HHonors Launches Triple Your Trip
Hilton HHonors has launched its latest global promotion, Triple Your Trip, which offers members triple points for weekend stays (Friday-Sunday) between July 1-Sept. 30, Business Traveller reports.
United Customers Can Expedite Travel Process With TSA PreCheck
United Airlines announces the launch of the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program at O'Hare International Airport, Terminal 1. TSA PreCheck is a new risk-based, pre-screening initiative that allows customers to volunteer information about themselves that may make them eligible to expedite their screening experience.
'Ferrari' Train Driving High-Speed Rail Renaissance
CNN reports that Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo's high-speed train service, which has been dashing between Milan, Rome and other major Italian cities since April, aims to cater his latest high-velocity project to the traveling masses.
Frontier Extends Seasonal Nonstop Service from Harrisburg
Frontier Airlines announced it will extend its nonstop seasonal service between Pennsylvania's Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) and its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub through October 27, 2012.
Dollar Rent A Car Launches First App for iPhone and iPod Touch
Dollar Rent A Car, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of its first app for iPhone and iPod Touch.
First Class Onboard an American Eagle Regional Jet–'Not Too Shabby'
Jaunted.com shares the experience of traveling in a first class cabin of American Airline's regional jet service, American Eagle.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Taking Reservations Starting July 2
Fujita Kanko Inc. announced it will begin taking reservations on July 2nd for its flagship property to be renamed Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, reports Business Wire.
WestJet Introduces First Frequent Traveler Program
WestJet announced its new agreement with American Airlines that will allow WestJet Rewards members to earn WestJet dollars on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines and its affiliates.
Bmi Purchase Boosts British Airways Domestic Services from Winter 2012
British Airways' winter 2012 schedule has been unveiled and includes extra frequencies and use of bigger aircraft on flights to Scotland.
US Airways and Croatia Airlines Enter Codeshare Agreement
US Airways and Croatia Airlines have announced a new bilateral codeshare agreement. US Airways' customers will enjoy expanded service to destinations in Croatia and the convenience of a single-ticket purchase for a seamless travel experience.