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Increase Compliance - 5 Easy Steps

Quick Boarding Options - Pros and Cons

REAL ID Act Deadline is January 18 - Are You Ready?

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 Increase Compliance - 5 Easy Steps
Want to encourage higher policy compliance?

If your company culture is not in a position to apply a penalty for noncompliance, consider these five tips to encourage smart buying decisions… 



Quick Boarding Options - Pros and Cons
Business travel is busier than ever, so what can your road warriors do to get around the long lines and get on with their plans?

Quick boarding programs provide options, but which one is right for your travelers, and at what cost?


REAL ID Act Deadline is January 2018 - Are You Ready?
Is your state compliant?

The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing extension requests as the deadline approaches.





Did You Know?
Delta Brings Back Complimentary Upgrades for Frequent Fliers

Delta recently took away complimentary upgrades for frequent flyers on the majority of premium transcontinental routes, but they are now reversing that policy.

Delta said it would be bringing back same-day, complimentary upgrades on premium transcontinental routes — even those that operate with lie-flat seats. The upgrades will be limited to the day of travel and won’t clear in advance like typical elite upgrades.

Like typical complimentary upgrades, priority for the open seats will also fall to highest-tier Diamond elites first, so low-ranking SkyMiles members may find an upgrade unlikely.
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Program Lets IHG Rewards Club Members Dine and Earn Points

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is partnering with GrubHub, an online and mobile-food ordering company, and OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations. Members can earn points for take out and dining out through these services.

These collaborations make IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty program for IHG, the first hotel loyalty program to offer members consistent point-earning benefits for ordering delivery to the hotel or dining on or off property.
American Airlines Ends Codeshare Partnerships with Etihad and Qatar

American Airlines is dropping partnerships with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways due to a dispute over government subsidies.

Despite the move to end the codeshare pacts, American's existing frequent-flier partnerships will remain in place with both Qatar Airways and Etihad.
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