A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today:
- Delta Air Lines cranked out several news releases today, including its August 2013 performance (85% of flights were on-time and PRASM was up 4%), an order for 40 Airbus aircraft (10 A330s and 30 A321s), and an announcement of chef-driven food and beverage outlets coming to T2 at New York’s JFK Airport.
- United Airlines officially announced new daily nonstop San Francisco-Indianapolis A319 service beginning Janauary 7. The new route was leaked last week. (And I nailed the aircraft type. 😉 )
- Hooray! TSA Pre✓™ will be expanding to 60 additional airports by the end of the year, bringing the total up to 100 airports with the expedited security screening program.
- The Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok opened today and features 280 rooms and two specialty restaurants. It’s an HHonors category 4 property.
- Curious if the price you booked a hotel room at will change soon? TheSuitest offers a new Hotel Time Machine feature that predicts price changes in the next 30 days, as well as whether or not the hotel is expected to sell out. Its predictions aren’t guaranteed, of course.
- Hertz is bringing its European budget brand Firefly to Orlando this month, with a total of 20 locations around the U.S. expected by year’s end.
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