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

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…

GBTA Pleased TSA Funding Language Included in Continuing Resolution
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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…

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

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

What Do Shake Shack and Delta Air Lines Have in Common?
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What Do Shake Shack and Delta Air Lines Have in Common?

This Sunday is National Cheeseburger Day. What exactly does this have to do with one of the major U.S. airlines though? Today, Delta announced it will be serving Shake Shack burgers to its Delta One business class customers flying from JFK to LAX on Sunday in honor of National Cheeseburger Day. In addition, all flyers…

To Sit Back and Relax or Sit Back and Work During a Flight?
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To Sit Back and Relax or Sit Back and Work During a Flight?

Once upon a time, people would dress up before getting on an airplane. On board, flight attendants would serve complimentary meals with real silverware. Playing cards would be handed out to passengers to help pass the time. While much has changed since then – gone are the meals, the silverware, and the dress clothes –…

GBTA Calls on TravelSky to Rescind Action Discontinuing Sale of Domestic  China Flights via Any GDS Partner

GBTA Calls on TravelSky to Rescind Action Discontinuing Sale of Domestic China Flights via Any GDS Partner

*Update: Reports are there has been a partial rollback of the aggressive action TravelSky took. The major Chinese airlines have now restored the ability of foreign GDS’s to sell many (but not all) of their fares through foreign agents.*   The announcement of TravelSky’s unilateral decision to discontinue the sale of domestic China flights on…