American Express Allows Passengers to Use Loyalty Points to Bid for Flight Upgrades

Those flush with American Express Membership Rewards points have a new tool for bidding on airline upgrades. Caveat emptor on the cost of the upgrades though Continue reading American Express Allows Passengers to Use Loyalty Points to Bid for Flight Upgrades

JetBlue Is Expanding Its Use of Facial Recognition Technology

No passport required on some JetBlue flights.  Having your face scanned to ensure you are who you say you are may sound like something out of a dystopian film or science-fiction movie, but that’s exactly where the future of air travel is heading.
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Google Expands Power Over Local Discovery and Travel Tools

It will be fascinating to see whether consumers embrace booking various elements of travel using Google Assistant. Perhaps more interesting is the way that Google Maps has become an all-purpose superapp in recent years. Google Maps is an integral part of travel for many of its users, and a variety of new features are likely to make Google’s other services just as important.
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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Upcoming REAL ID Deadline

With the final deadline for the REAL ID Act coming up, travelers everywhere will soon be impacted by new rules for flying domestically at every airport in the U.S., as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will soon stop accepting standard driver’s license or ID cards at airport security checkpoints. Continue reading Here’s What You Need to Know About the Upcoming REAL ID Deadline

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