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​Avoiding Those New Checked Baggage Fees

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Live TV Now Available Inflight

American Airlines recently announced that they will now have free live TV on 100 of their domestic planes. Offering the service through Dish Network, they now have twelve live channels, including NBC, USA, Telemundo, CBS, Disney, CNBC, NFL Network, ESPN, CNN, FOX, TNT and Bravo. Future plans are in place to have internet and live TV on all of their domestic planes by the end of next year.
 

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Airlines Set to Increase Bag Fees

Airline industry changes regarding new or increased fees have recently made the headlines. With the surge in airline travel, coupled with climbing jet fuel prices, airline companies are electing to increase charges and add on fees where they can, in lieu of further increases to airline ticket prices. Certainly this will impact corporate travel management companies as well as leisure travelers.

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Basic Economy Fares: The Block on Cheap Flights

Large companies and corporations are always conscious of expenditures. Saving money on travel is often a priority, but allowing employees to select cost-effective flights when flying for business travel is one place they may rather pay more.
 

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The New Age of Travel at LAX - and hats off to the Delta Upgrades

Recently there have been numerous changes and upgrades being made at the Los Angeles International Airport. Several construction projects, ranging from parking structures, to sidewalks, to the terminals have been underway, and the improvements are noticeable. Although the construction process can impact overall congestion, the goal is to make LAX bigger and better, which a major hub like Los Angeles warrants!
 

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Business Travelers worry about PROPOSED TSA BUDGET CUTS


CNN reported recently they obtained a new internal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) document that discloses a proposed $300 million in budget cuts. The TSA is proposing about six major cuts that, if approved, are supposed to take place sometime by the year 2020.  
 

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Overcoming Jet Lag One Tip At a Time


On longer flights, jet lag can be an especially common annoyance for business travelers. Flying cross country and arriving groggy can be tough when you have to be prepared for meetings and presentations and are expected to be fresh and ready to learn or educate or close that important sale. The quick turnaround often associated with business travel can commonly lead to issues with jet lag. 

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Delta Airlines Increasing Economy Seat Size

Travelers are very familiar with how airlines have scrimped on comforts in recent years, especially when it comes to flying in economy class (or "the main cabin").  A recent article in the Los Angeles Times just covered how pilots are complaining about new smaller bathrooms being installed on some planes.

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Airlines Moving Forward With Dynamic Pricing

First there were the charges for checking in luggage. Then came the added cost for reserving specific seats on an aircraft. Now it’s Dynamic Pricing, the latest strategy airlines will be deploying as a means to increase profitability, and it’s raising eyebrows. A recent survey indicates most consumers are not even aware airlines are moving in this direction.

Of course, we need to have a healthy and profitable airline industry, and we don’t begrudge the airlines for looking at ways to stay profitable, especially as fuel costs begin rising again.

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Prices on Airline Tickets Expected to Increase

With the increase in oil prices from $45 to more than $65 per barrel since last year, the travel industry is anticipating significant increases in ticket prices from airlines, a message the airline industry has been speaking to directly.  Whether the increases are in the form of fuel surcharges, discouraged previously by the DOT on domestic flights, or higher ticket prices – or both-- isn’t yet clear.

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