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FAA Recommends Laptop Restrictions... in Checked Bags

Delta Simplifies Pre-Trip Prep... Efficiencies and Conveniences for the Business Traveler

Travel Policy and Corporate Culture... Finding Balance between Compliance and Traveler Satisfaction


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  FAA Recommends Laptop Restrictions...
in Checked Bags
Just when you thought travel restrictions about laptops were over….

Published just this past Friday, October 20, the FAA calls for a global ban on laptops in checked bags. Why and what does this mean for your travelers?
Delta Simplifies Pre-Trip Prep... Efficiencies and Conveniences for the Business Traveler
Everyone is talking about efficiency, but when you see it in action it is a breath of fresh air. From pre-trip preparation with check-in efficiencies to conveniences while on board – Find out what Delta has in place today to make your travel a breeze. 
Travel Policy and Corporate Culture...
Finding Balance between Compliance
and Traveler Satisfaction
85% of frequent travelers would consider shifting companies based upon an attractive travel policy. But it is not about giving up savings to retain your talent – find out more with these four simple concepts.
Did You Know?
REAL ID Act Extension
The latest extension has been moved to January 22, 2018. Nine states did not meet the first extension date of October 10, 2017. Those states are not in compliance and are not meeting the minimum security requirements (non-compliant driver’s licenses). Travelers in these nine states may require a passport or another acceptable form of ID to check in for domestic flights. T he nine states are Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington. 
TSA Testing ID Only at 4 Airports
TSA has all of your travel details before you fly, comparing your ID with the No Fly List. Four airports – Washington National, Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare, and Austin have TSA scanning your ID instead of your boarding pass. TSA believes this new effort “will enhance detection capabilities for identifying fraudulent documents at the security checkpoint.” The plan is to roll this out at other airports this month, as well.
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Travel Tip
Flying out of Chicago O’Hare on United? Avoid the long security lines at Chicago O’Hare’s United Terminal 1 by getting dropped off at Terminal 2, a smaller terminal for regional jets. You will avoid the longer security lines, and will have only a short walk to your Terminal 1 gate location.
Sharing Community
75% of midsize companies address the sharing economy in their travel and expense policies and overwhelmingly allow it. 78% allow for ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, while 68% allow for accommodation-sharing services, such as Airbnb.
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