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7/31/2015

FedEx plans to incorporate the use of wood-based biofuels for its aircraft within two years based on terms of a new agreement between FedEx Express and Red Rock Biofuels. "With our total jet fuel capacity now sold to FedEx and Southwest Airlines, we are building a suite of powerful, global customers that continue to commit to the future of alternative fuels in a market where oil prices are low, providing true validation of our business model and mission," said Red Rock CEO Terry Kulesa.

7/31/2015

Travelers on selected Windstar Cruises' ships are currently being offered a waiver on the "single supplement." The cruise line is also reducing the supplement cost to as little as 10% on many other voyages across its schedule. Bookings must be made by September to qualify for the deal.

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USA Today
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Windstar Cruises, The deal
7/31/2015

Southwest Airlines remains the only carrier not charging for checked luggage, and the company has confirmed that this policy will continue. Currently, the first two bags are free for Southwest fliers, although a third bag costs $75 to check. Other airlines have received $864 million in fees through March 2015, but Southwest's own profits are up despite not getting a share of this revenue.

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FoxNews.com
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Southwest Airlines
7/31/2015

Online search engines designed solely for travelers are changing the way vacations and trips are booked. There are two standout air travel search engines at the moment: Google Flights and Hipmunk. These platforms allow users to search for flights using their own specifications such as ordering by price, duration and feedback.

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The Huffington Post
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search engines, air travel, Google
7/31/2015

On-the-move business travelers frequently report that handling expenses and travel schedules is a tricky task. A merger between mobile travel management service Concur, and leading finance and expenses programs should make the process much more simple.

7/31/2015

Beaches in India are very popular destinations each summer, but certain beaches are less well known for heavy tourism. There are six beaches well worth discovering while you are in India, advises Meagan Drillinger. These include Agatti Island, Agonda Beach and Marari Beach.

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TravelAge West
7/31/2015

TSA screeners uncovered two guns in two days at Reagan National Airport, taking the total number of firearms seized this year to six. The owners of the firearms have been arrested and will face weapons charges.

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Reagan National Airport, TSA
7/31/2015

People have never made their name from being mediocre, advises Richard Earls. The most memorable and notable people made their way into the top 1% of their field by doing hard work. To succeed in the travel business, travel consultants should always strive to get better and to broaden their knowledge. They should also work on their service and keep looking for ways to join the top 1%.

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Richard Earls, travel business
7/31/2015

JetBlue and Marriott are offering discount hotel rates at Haiti's Port-au-Prince Marriott for passengers who travel to Haiti aboard JetBlue. The promotion is available on flights from Boston, New York and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., until Aug. 29.

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Marriott, JetBlue
7/31/2015

United CEO Jeff Smisek responded to critics of the airline's sliding fare structure by reminding them that it is a business.

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Reuters
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CEO Jeff Smisek, United

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