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Week in Review

Shortly before it was set to take effect, two federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked Trump’s third travel ban, reports Mother Jones.

According to USA TODAY, United Airlines estimates hurricanes cost $210 million in revenue with 8,300 canceled flights.

Travel Trade Daily reports Singapore Airlines added Android Pay and Apple Pay as payment options for their mobile app.

Buying Business Travel notes JetBlue announced it will end relationships with over ten online travel agencies.

According to Skift, hundreds of flights were cancelled across Europe as Storm Ophelia took hold in Ireland.

TravelDailyNews International reports Yapta has delivered $100 million in combined travel savings to its enterprise customers.

Buying Business Travel shares findings from a new report that suggests travellers’ exposure to risk is increasing.

Business Traveller notes China Airlines is set to launch a non-stop service between London and Taipei. The average flight time is around 13 hours.

Skift claims self-driving cars are likely to be tested on Manhattan streets next year.

According to Business Traveller, Boeing and Airbus have accepted Qantas’ ultra-long-haul challenge. Both manufacturers are attempting to make modifications to their aircraft to make 20-hour passenger flights viable.

Travel Agent Central reports U.S. travel buyer compensation is up 5.5 percent year-over-year.

Corporate & Incentive Travel highlights the costs and benefits of managing small meetings.

According to The National, Etihad launched a hand baggage only trial where travelers can purchase lower fares if they refrain from checking bags.

Buying Business Travel notes Delta introduced an auto check-in feature through its app. The functionality automatically checks in passengers 24 hours prior to their flight.

TechCrunch reports Airbnb plans on opening a home-hotel hybrid in Florida in 2018. The 324-unit building would be Airbnb-branded, and tenants would be able to rent their listings for up to 180 days per year.

According to Buying Business Travel, Virgin Group is investing in Hyperloop One, a train concept that would enable passengers to travel from Edinburgh to London in just 50 minutes.

Travel Industry Wire notes Toronto and New York signed a city-to-city partnership to boost travel between the two destinations.