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Week in Review

According to The Verge, Delta will automatically check in passengers with its mobile app. Passengers who use the iOS app will automatically be sent boarding passes 24 hours prior to their flight, forgoing the need to check-in online.

Skift reports Lufthansa is closing in on a deal to buy part of bankrupt carrier Air Berlin.

Business Traveller notes that Air Berlin will cease operating flights by October 28.

According to Travel Weekly, British Airways and Iberia have agreed to waive the GDS surcharge for American Express Global Business Travel and Flight Centre Travel Group.

Buying Business Travel notes that public service workers in France held a strike on Tuesday that brought disruption to travel. Air France cut 25 percent of its short and medium-haul flights as a result.

According to Skift, global business travelers agree the biggest hassle is time spent in transit. A new study looks into business traveler pain points and identifies areas for improvement.

TravelDailyNews reports Africa’s hotel supply is projected to grow 11 percent.

Travolution notes airlines are making it more difficult to compare fares.

According to Bloomberg, the Supreme Court dismissed one of two cases over President Trump’s travel ban. The second appeal may be dropped as well.

4hoteliers notes that Hyatt Hotels suffered its second card breach in two years.

According to Business Traveller, a new study shows British business travellers would be willing to earn less to travel more.

Tnooz reports that Blacklane has acquired an airport services startup and is expected to add airport concierge services to its offerings within the next few months.

HospitalityNet highlights business travel’s influence on employee retention, recruitment and results.

Skift notes Europe had a record 1 billion flyers in 2016.

According to Buying Business Travel, business travel management company Clarity has signed a three-year deal with Cvent.