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February 13, 2024

News to Know

Airlines Issue Waivers, Cancel Over 1,000 US Flights as Winter Storm Hits the Northeast

With winter weather bearing down on the Northeast, Tuesday promises to be a travel headache at the region’s airports. New York City could get as much as eight inches of snow, with a foot or more possible in Boston.

As of 6:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, airlines have canceled more than 1,011 flights, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. JetBlue represents most of those cancellations, with 156 or 19% of its schedule.

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Philippine Airlines Ramps Up Personalization with Amadeus’ Solution (TTG ASIA)

European Corporates Increase Spending on Flights (BTN EUROPE)


Wyndham Simplifies Group Travel with GroupSync Marketplace (TRAVEL PULSE)


Sustainability LIVE Net Zero: Conservation and Travel (SUSTAINABILITY MAG)


Next UK Government Must Deliver 'Urgently Needed' Rail Reform (BTN EUROPE)


‘Bleisure’ Is on the Rise in Australia, and so Is Airbnb Demand (THE PROPERTY TRIBUNE)

6 Untapped New Lifestyle Benefits for Business Travelers (FORBES)

Cleartrip Launches New Corporate Travel Management Product ‘Out of Office’ (OOO) (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Additional strike by Network Aviation and QantasLink pilots in Western Australia, Australia, Feb. 14-16. Reconfirm flights.

Canada - Adverse winter weather conditions forecast across parts of eastern Canada through Feb. 16. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

France - Taxi drivers to stage go-slow convoy protest along ring road in Nantes, France, Feb. 13, disrupt access to airport and rail station.

United States - Adverse winter weather forecast in parts of the central and northeastern US through at least Feb. 14. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

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