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7/21/2017

This analysis anticipates that JetBlue AirWays' financial performance for the second quarter will beat analysts' estimates. JetBlue has surpassed expectations in three of the previous four quarters.

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7/21/2017

For clients looking to escape the rat race and have a rejuvenating experience, a trip to the Alaskan wilderness is a great choice. Visitors can go on a guided hike with Rust's Flying Service, fish for salmon along the Gulf of Alaska coast and go camping on an alpine glacier.

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7/21/2017

You can get bookings from clients who hold on tightly to their money if you use the right marketing strategies, Mike Marchev writes. Techniques include bundling services, offering discounts and promoting a membership with a waived management fee.

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7/21/2017

Agents may already be seeing their bookings for summer settle down, which means now is the time to prepare for holiday travel sales, Tammy Levent writes. Best practices include getting your clients to immediately start thinking about where they want to vacation during the holiday season.

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7/21/2017

Airlines for America and the International Air Transport Association have embarked on an awareness campaign to help airlines as the industry prepares to incorporate better baggage-handling systems. "Airlines and airports are working together to ensure the infrastructure is available to provide this enhanced service to our customers," A4A's Patty Edwards said.

7/21/2017

Nick Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America, joined Sky News to discuss the critical role aviation plays in driving economic growth in the US, UK and the European Union and the need for governments to take immediate action to negotiate open skies agreements to avoid uncertainty brought on by Brexit. "Without that legal framework, we can't fly," Calio said. "Everybody flies now ... it's there, they expect it, if it's not there they are going to be very unhappy." Calio stressed that aviation is unique and that unlike other industries which can fall back on trade agreements to continue commerce, aviation is governed by separate bilateral and multilateral agreements that provide a legal framework to fly. "We are telling people and trying to educate people, aviation is in a different place than other industries," he added.

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7/21/2017

United Airlines is taking care of passengers whose weekend travel plans are being affected by storms in Chicago. The airline is offering waivers for flights to and from O'Hare International Airport through Sunday.

7/20/2017

The Supreme Court has determined that grandparents and other close relatives are excluded from the travel ban against six Muslim-majority nations. The crux of the decision involved defining close family members, which also include grandchildren, brothers- and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, aunts and uncles, and cousins.

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7/20/2017

The Mexican city of La Paz is the perfect day trip destination for visitors to Cabo San Lucas. Visitors can take a guided tour from Cabo to La Paz, stopping to take in the scenic charms of San Bartolo, Los Barriles and Santiago.

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7/20/2017

Customers can be split into three categories -- the average consumers, spendthrifts and tightwads -- and you should determine which kind you have before trying to sell to them, Mike Marchev writes. Ideally, you want to target average consumers because they are the largest group and the strategies used to influence them can also be effective with the other groups.

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