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Apple Pay Now Available in Over 10,000 7-Eleven Stores

Apple Pay Now Available in Over 10,000 7-Eleven Stores

Apple Pay is now accepted at most 7-Eleven stores in the United States, the retailer said.
The stores will also accept Google Pay and it has added Apple Pay as a method of payment in its 7-Elevent Now app as well.
The move follows an announcement in July by Apple CEO Tim Cook that both 7-Eleven and CVS – an Apple Pay holdout – would begin to accept the digital method of …

Hurricane Florence Now Potentially Catastrophic Category 4 Cyclone, Millions to Fleet Path of Storm

Hurricane Florence Now Potentially Catastrophic Category 4 Cyclone, Millions to Fleet Path of Storm

Hurricane Florence, now a Category 4 storm, has the potential to wreak havoc on parts of the East Coast of the United States, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Florence is expected to be “a large and extremely dangerous hurricane,” the center said in a statement. The storm, just prior to 5 p.m., was 1,170 miles (1,182 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Fear and moving west-northwest at 13 mph (21 km/h).
As of …

Alaska Air to Expand Use of Sustainable Jet Fuel

Alaska Air to Expand Use of Sustainable Jet Fuel

Alaska Airlines announced plans to work with Neste, a supplier of renewable fuel products, in a partnership that will further their adoption in the aviation industry.
The Espoo, Finland-based company said it will help meet Alaska’s goal to “fly greener,” said Kaisa Hietala, its executive vice president for renewable products.
Alaska sees the collaboration as “another major step toward supporting the health of our communities and ecosystem,” it said.
The Seattle-based airline has …

Hawaiian Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic, Drop in Load Factor for August

Hawaiian Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic, Drop in Load Factor for August

Hawaiian Airlines announced operational results for August 2018.
The airline reported that it carried over one million passengers in August, a decrease of 0.2% the same period in 2017.
Traffic for the Honolulu-based carrier during the month was 1.56 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 7.6% from 1.45 billion RPMs in August 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 9.9% to 1.85 billion ASMs, or available …

United Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for August

United Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for August

United Airlines announced operational results for August 2018. The carrier’s consolidated traffic and capacity were up year-over-year, as was its load factor.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of August was 21.99 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 7.8% from 20.34 billion RPMs in August 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5.4% to 25.2 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from …

Norwegian Reports Jump in Traffic, Capacity for August

Norwegian Reports Jump in Traffic, Capacity for August

Norwegian Air announced operational results for August 2018. The Fornebu, Norway-based carrier reported it carried 3.62 million passengers for the month, a 10% year-over-year increase over the 3.28 million it reported for August 2017.
The airline’s total passenger traffic for the month, measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs, was up 31% over the same period in 2017, with a 33% increase in available seat kilometers, or ASKs.
Norwegian’s consolidated load factor …

Hilton to Encourage Guests to ‘Explore’ via New In-App Feature

Hilton to Encourage Guests to ‘Explore’ via New In-App Feature

Hilton announced the addition of a new travel-planning feature in the Hilton Honors app, Explore.
Explore will provide guests with nearby dining, shopping, nightlife, and activity recommendations made by local employees of Hilton. The list of suggestions will have something for everyone, from family activities to recommendations for business dinners.
“No one knows their city better than local Team Members,” said Joshua Sloser, the hotelier’s senior vice president for its digital activities.
The …