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According to Business Insider, Qatar Airways wants to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines. On Thursday, the airline received an unsolicited notice from Qatar of its intentions to invest. CNBC notes that American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said Qatar Airways’ proposal makes no sense. Buying Business Travel reports a coalition of

Week in Review


According to The Washington Post, President Trump announced revisions to parts of Obama’s Cuba policy on Friday. The new policy prohibits commercial dealings with Cuba’s military and somewhat limits U.S. citizens from freely traveling to the island. Buying Business Travel notes Heathrow baggage issues that affected passengers on Thursday morning have been resolved. Some passengers

Turbulent Skies Ahead: Travel Industry Braces for Electronic Ban Expansion


Earlier this week, a JetBlue flight was diverted after a lithium-ion laptop battery caught fire in a passenger’s carry-on. According to Business Insider, this occurrence exposes one of the major dangers associated with the Trump Administration’s laptop ban, which is currently imposed on 10 airports in eight Middle Eastern and African countries. The possible expansion of

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

Week in Review


According to Buying Business Travel, the U.S. will likely impose a laptop ban on flights from the UK and Europe. Bloomberg reports European airlines are bracing for the expansion of the electronics ban. Newsweek states U.S. airlines and Homeland Security officials met to discuss the possibility of the laptop ban expansion. According to Skift, Southwest

GBTA Statement on House T&I Committee Hearing on Airline Customer Service


In light of recent incidents, we are seeing some positive developments with changes in policy related to denied boarding compensation and operational use of security personnel. However, something that was clearly missing from today’s House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on customer service was the voice of the business traveler. We do hope to see

TSA Talks What’s Next for PreCheck at GBTA Legislative Summit


Simone Davis, Executive DHS Liaison Officer, Transportation Security Administration spoke about TSA PreCheck at the 15th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. Davis discussed the intelligence driven risk-based security system with attendees. She stated that

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