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5/18/2018

The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for the busy summer travel season with higher levels of staffing, officials told lawmakers at a hearing with the House Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation. "The question that's still on the table is: How do we get those Precheck numbers up?" A4A's Sharon Pinkerton asked.

5/18/2018

U by Uniworld's recent policy change to allow non-millennials to book the company's river cruises has caused some agent confusion on how to sell the brand to an older crowd. Other agents have praised the company for listening to agent feedback and expanding its potential client base.

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5/18/2018

River-cruise company Scenic will update all eight of its vessels, aka Space Ships, which sail the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers for next year. These renovations will include fewer but larger staterooms and new wellness centers such as a salt lounge.

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5/18/2018

The Cotswolds region in the UK is the perfect destination for travelers seeking to step back in time in the English countryside. Visitors can learn about Henry VIII's sixth wife, Katherine Parr, at the Sudeley Castle and Gardens and tour the almost 800-year-old former nunnery, Lacock Abbey, which was featured in two "Harry Potter" movies.

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5/18/2018

Instead of complaining about inexperienced and struggling agents tarnishing the industry, it's best to mentor them, Charlie Funk advises. To be a good mentor, you need at least 10 years of experience, passion about the industry and a history of successes.

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5/18/2018

Fulcrum BioEnergy, which counts United Airlines as an investor, broke ground on Wednesday in Reno, Nev., on a plant that will convert household trash into low-carbon jet fuel. The manufacturing facility is expected to come online in 2020.

5/18/2018

UPS announced that it will enhance services in five South Korean cities, cutting outbound delivery times by a day for exports to the US, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. UPS has also expanded its Incheon International Airport facility, nearly tripling its size.

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5/18/2018

Due to the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, Alaska Airlines is providing flexible rebooking options for travelers holding tickets for flights to or from Kona, Honolulu, Kauai or Maui between May 17 and 25. Flights should be booked for the same cabin and must be completed on or before June 1.

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5/18/2018

Air Canada has launched daily nonstop service between Toronto and T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick, R.I. The flights are seasonal and will be available through Oct. 8.

5/18/2018

On Mother's Day, Alaska Airlines celebrated its first-ever flight piloted by two African-American women. Flight 361 from San Francisco to Portland, Ore., was piloted by Capt. Tara Wright and First Officer Mallory Cave.

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