Delta Air Lines announced new requirements for service and support animals. The airline will implement advance documentation requirements for those traveling onboard. This is in response to a lack of regulation and safety risks involving untrained animals in flight.
The new requirement, according to Delta, is to ensure safety of its customers, employees and trained service and support animals, while supporting the rights of customers with legitimate needs.
The airline carries approximately 700 service animals per day (including turkeys, snakes, and possums), and it has seen an 84 percent increase in reported animal incidents since 2016, ranging from onboard “accidents” to aggression and attacks.
In compliance with the Air Carrier Access Act, Delta provides in-cabin travel for service animals without charge. Starting March 1, all customers traveling with a service animal must show proof of health or vaccinations 48 hours in advance. In addition to the current requirement of a letter prepared and signed by a doctor or licensed medical health professional, those with psychiatric service and emotional support animals will also need to provide a signed document confirming their animal can behave to prevent untrained pets from traveling without a kennel.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Emirates boarding passes act as My Emirates Passes through March 31. A My Emirates Pass gives passengers benefits and discounts at leisure destinations across the United Arab Emirates and more than 500 retailers. The pass provides passengers with as much as up to 50 percent savings in some instances, including at hotel spas and fine-dining restaurants.
New tech amenities from IHG make guests’ stays even more convenient. The newly unveiled IHG Studio is a digital, in-room guest entertainment solution. Found on guests’ televisions, IHG Studio allows guests to connect and stream content from personal devices to in-room televisions, order extra pillows, arrange for late check-outs, review room charges, access a TV remote from the mobile app and order room service or on-property amenities.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Earlier in the month, American Airlines and British Airways kicked off construction on a $344 million project at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 8. The project aims to improve the overall customer experience with the addition of five gates, enhanced baggage systems, new lounges, premium check-in space, upgraded concessions and retail and more. Construction is due to wrap up in 2022.
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Carlson Wagonlit Travel is bringing its flagship platform, myCWT, to China. It is the first global travel provider to launch such a platform in China.