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Apple to Add Support for Key Safety Feature, Advanced Mobile Location, in iOS 11.3

Apple to Add Support for Key Safety Feature, Advanced Mobile Location, in iOS 11.3

Apple announced plans to add support for Advanced Mobile Location in the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 11.3.
Advanced Mobile Location transmits a user’s exact location in countries where the feature is supported. It recognizes when an emergency call is being placed and activates the device’s GPS or Wi-Fi radios to collect the caller’s precise location, sending an SMS to emergency services with the caller’s location.
The system is …

Hainan Airlines to Launch New Flights to Madrid, Vancouver

Hainan Airlines to Launch New Flights to Madrid, Vancouver

Hainan Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service to Madrid from Shenzhen on March 22. In addition, the carrier will begin Vancouver-Tianjin-Shenzhen flights on May 25.
Flights to Madrid are scheduled to depart at 2:35 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays and arrive at 9. the same day. Return flights to Shenzhen will on Mondays and Fridays and arrive at 7:55 p.m.
The route will be the carrier’s first service between …

China Airlines to Increase Frequency of New Taiwan-Ontario, California Service

China Airlines to Increase Frequency of New Taiwan-Ontario, California Service

China Airlines announced plans to increase its planned service between Taiwan and Ontario International Airport in San Bernardino County, California, set to begin on March 25, to daily flights.
The carrier originally announced the service last September, with plans to operate flights four days a week. However, strong customer demand has prompted the airline to increase the frequency of the service to daily.
China Airlines will operate the route using Boeing 777-300ER …

International Tourism Declined Under Trump

International Tourism Declined Under Trump

International tourism has fallen 4% to 41 million visitors during the first 12 months of President Trump’s administration, according to figures published by the National Travel and Tourism Office.
The agency also reported that travel spending has fallen by 3.3%, or $4.6 billion, and that 40,000 jobs in tourism have been lost.
Under the previous administration, the number of visitors to the United States had been increasing dramatically each year.
As a result, …

American and Delta (Partially) Reinstate Interline Agreement After Two-Year Hiatus

American and Delta (Partially) Reinstate Interline Agreement After Two-Year Hiatus

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines said the two have entered into a new interline agreement.
The news was announced via a memo to American employees on Tuesday.
“American and Delta have agreed to terms on a new interline agreement,” the airline said in a statement. The agreement gives the airlines “the option of rebooking customers onto each other’s flights in the event of unexpected flight disruptions.”
The two airlines previously had an …

United Airlines Projects New Period of Growth as Q4 Profit Jumps

United Airlines Projects New Period of Growth as Q4 Profit Jumps

United Airlines will grow capacity at an accelerated rate through the end of the decade, as it plays catch-up with its two largest competitors.
After the closing bell, the nation’s number 3 airline by traffic said Q4 net income rose 46% on a modest increase in revenue.
The airline plans to increase overall system capacity by 4% to 6% for three years starting in 2018, the airline’s president, Scott Kirby, said at …

Jumeirah Debuts New Casual ‘Zabeel House’ Brand

Jumeirah Debuts New Casual ‘Zabeel House’ Brand

Jumeirah Group announced a new brand, Zabeel House. The new Zabeel House by Jumeirah brand is intended to offer a more casual experience than the traditional Jumeirah properties do.
The brand was created “in response to the continuing and growing travel trend for exploration and enrichment through travel experiences,” the company said.
The hotelier plans to locate the Zabeel House properties in lesser-known neighborhoods although it did not offer specifics beyond saying …