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GBTA to Congress: Don’t Increase the PFC

Alexandria, VA (December 14, 2017) – Today, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an economic briefing on the impact of raising the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). According to IATA, a $4 per segment increase to the PFC would increase the cost of travel to, from and within the United…

TSA Announces New U.S. Airport Screening Procedures for Electronics in Carry-On Bags

Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the implementation of stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. This follows extensive testing and successful pilots at 10 airports, and will now expand to all U.S. airports during the weeks and

TSA Talks What’s Next for PreCheck at GBTA Legislative Summit

Simone Davis, Executive DHS Liaison Officer, Transportation Security Administration spoke about TSA PreCheck at the 15th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. Davis discussed the intelligence driven risk-based security system with attendees. She stated that

The Best in Business Class?

Today, Bloomberg’s Eric Rosen asked who is winning the U.S. business class cabin showdown. In his article he detailed everything you need to know about the new business class cabins debuting on Delta, United and American Airlines. We don’t play favorites at GBTA, so we’ll let you decide for yourself and read more from Bloomberg here. Speaking

Potential Return of Long Security Lines Loom Large If Changes Aren’t Made

This spring as the busy summer travel season approached, long security lines at airports were becoming a serious issue. People were being asked to arrive at the airport earlier and earlier as wait times continued to swell. An influx of funding, collaboration between TSA with airports and airlines and increased enrollment in TSA PreCheck helped

GBTA Pleased TSA Funding Language Included in Continuing Resolution

The Senate filed a Continuing Resolution (CR) today that would keep the government running through December 9 of this year avoiding a government shutdown on October 1. The CR includes the following language on funding for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA): GBTA is pleased to see this language included, which will allow TSA to continue

Aerolineas Argentinas President Isela Costantini to Deliver Keynote Address at GBTA Conference Tuesday in Buenos Aires

GBTA Conference 2016 Buenos Aires gets underway this evening, and tomorrow conference attendees will hear from featured speaker Isela Costantini, president of the Aerolineas Argentinas Group. Having previously worked for General Motors, Isela took the reins of Aerolineas Argentinas, Argentina’s largest airline, in January of this year. During GBTA Convention this summer, we were able

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