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House to Consider Bill Mandating Change at the TSA to Reduce Wait Times at Airports

House to Consider Bill Mandating Change at the TSA to Reduce Wait Times at Airports

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering legislation that would reduce the long lines at the nation’s airport security checkpoints.
Members of the House Committee on Homeland Security introduced a bill that addresses the excessive wait times at security checkpoints by requiring the Transportation Security Administration to make numerous changes to its operations.
The airline industry in the United States came out strongly behind the plan. “We applaud the House Homeland Security …

Delta Announces New ‘Flight Fuel’ Buy-On-Board Dining Option

Delta Announces New ‘Flight Fuel’ Buy-On-Board Dining Option

Delta Air Lines unveiled Flight Fuel, its new buy-on-board dining program Thursday.
The new offering, which will be available on flights over 900 miles (1,448 kilometers) in North America starting June 1, replaces the current Eats program. Flight Fuel will offer passengers “healthful” options and Delta said it will change the menu more frequently than it had in the past with Eats.
Flight Fuel will come in three versions, the standard Flight …

ANA to Introduce ‘Universal Translator’-Like Device to Help With Passenger Interaction

ANA to Introduce ‘Universal Translator’-Like Device to Help With Passenger Interaction

All Nippon Airways announced that it plans to introduce a new tablet device that is somewhat akin to the so-called “universal translator” featured in the science-fiction television series “Star Trek.” The device, which will be deployed starting June 1, will support smoother communications with travelers who speak different languages, as well as special needs passengers.
Dubbed the ANA Communications Board, the tablet will support translation between Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean. …

Delta Invests $5 Million to Counter TSA Bottlenecks at Airports

Delta Invests $5 Million to Counter TSA Bottlenecks at Airports

Delta Air Lines announced it is spending $5 million to help passengers get through airport security checkpoint lines faster.
The Atlanta-based airline said it is adding its own staff and contractors at TSA security checkpoints at peak hours to free up TSA personnel so they can open additional lanes and focus on clearing passengers. The additional staff will perform non-screening tasks. Delta is spending close to $4 million on this front …

JAL to Revamp In-Flight Dining Menus on Routes to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

JAL to Revamp In-Flight Dining Menus on Routes to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

Japan Airlines announced that it will begin serving new menu items in its premium economy and economy class cabins on various international routes next month.
Beginning June 1, JAL will offer new dishes on flights from Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, and Osaka to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and will offer the same new items in premium economy and economy on flights from Nagoya to China and Taiwan starting September 1.
The …

Hyatt House Düsseldorf to Open in Germany

Hyatt House Düsseldorf to Open in Germany

Hyatt announced that it plans to open a new hotel in Düsseldorf next January. The Hyatt House Düsseldorf will be the first of the brand’s properties to open in Germany.
The hotel will be part of the Andreas Quartier, a former courthouse being redeveloped, located 15 minutes from Düsseldorf International Airport. The property will have 102 apartment-style kitchen suites, each with complimentary Wi-Fi. Düsseldorf is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The hotel …

Air China Unveils First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air China Unveils First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air China unveiled its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which it took delivery of earlier this month, at a ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday. The airline is the first Chinese carrier to have a 787-9 enter into service.
The high-tech plane is the first of 15 Dreamliners that Air China is scheduled to take delivery of.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced.  Similar …