Monthly Archives: September 2015

In-flight Wi-Fi Expected to Upgrade in 2016

Most travelers using in-flight wi-fi are thwarted by the current state of the service provided. Three out of the four US providers have finally heard the cries of complaints and will boost up their technology for faster streaming. Fortunately, travelers will not see an increase in price for the in-flight wi-fi service.

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US Airways Moves to American Terminal at John Wayne Airport

US Airways ticket counters have moved next to American Airlines counters in Terminal A of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. Next month, the US Airways brand will be fully incorporated into American Airlines because of the 2013 merger of the two carriers.

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Some Standard Licenses are Not REAL ID Compliant

Standard driver’s licenses issued by New York State are not compliant with federal REAL ID standards, which require enhanced security features. Enhanced licenses cost New Yorkers an extra $30. In 2016, air travelers will be required to present identification that complies with REAL ID standards. Other states that are not currently compliant with the REAL ID standards are Louisiana, Minnesota and New Hampshire. Travelers will either need to enhance their licenses are begin carrying a second form of identification.

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Chicago Hotel Market is Booming

Occupancy of Chicago’s hotels is estimated to be about 80% at the end of the year – a rare number in any market. Hotel companies are seeing Chicago as a place to expand aggressively. Several hotels have opened there since the beginning of the year, and many plans are in the works for the coming months.

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Air Berlin to Offer Extra-Wide Economy Seat Option

Air Berlin plans to make “XL” economy seats available to passengers on long-haul flights, for a fee of  €79.99. Forty wider seats are being added to the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet.

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