Week in Review


Buying Business Travel reports Manchester flights would “operate as normal” following a terror attack at the MEN arena on Monday night.

According to Business Traveller, Virgin Australia and Air Canada’s codeshare agreement has officially begun, and travelers may now buy tickets for codeshare flights on select routes operated by both carriers.

Buying Business Travel reports passengers travelling out of Gatwick on Friday were forced to fly without luggage due to a fault with the airport’s baggage system.

According to the TSA, PreCheck has expanded to include seven additional domestic and international airlines.

Digital Journal reports UK-based Car Rental Choice has launched its online services in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

4Hoteliers notes TripAdvisor has unveiled a new iOS app to help travelers compare hotel prices.

According to Skift, Best Western has acquired Sweden Hotels, a collection of 59 hotels across Sweden.

Skift reports that a laptop ban is unlikely on flights leaving U.S. airports. A spokesperson says the DHS is not actively considering expanding a ban to domestic flights or flights leaving the U.S. to other countries.

According to USA TODAY, the FAA is ordering airlines to remove unsafe seats from small, regional airplanes due to the risk of neck injuries in survivable crashes.

Bloomberg reports Peach will become the first Japanese airline to accept bitcoin as a form of payment.

According to Buying Business Travel, consumer watchdog Which? revealed UK’s most delayed airlines by analyzing data from over 850,000 inbound flights across 35 airlines at UK airports.

Tnooz reports Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) plans to acquire eWings, an online business travel management platform focused on the German market.

According to TravelWeekly, a US homeland security hearing on Tuesday examined Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) efforts to establish a biometric exit system. GBTA welcomes the Traveller Verification System, as it would improve airport security and better facilitate travel.

Business Traveller notes car-rental company Enterprise will be heading to Vietnam.

GBTA Executive Director & COO Mike McCormick joined BNN to talk about the impact that Trump’s travel and electronic bans will have on global travel, business travel and the U.S. economy.

 
This week’s list comes from TravelPulse:

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