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8/22/2017

The Greek islands remain a popular destination, and visitors who have explored the main tourism spots might enjoy a different destination, like Hydra, Skopelos or Ikaria. These lesser-known islands are often quieter, but have the same beautiful beaches and laid-back island culture that makes Greece such an easy sell.

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TravelAge West
8/22/2017

Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous agents who betray their clients by running scams and this behavior reflects negatively on the travel industry, John Frenaye writes. Your clients trust you to do the right thing, so don't betray their trust.

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8/22/2017

JetBlue Airways announced it will introduce three new daily flights from Atlanta, beginning March 8, 2018. The airline will fly once a day to Orlando, Fla., and twice a day to New York's JFK airport and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "We are excited to bring our award-winning service and low fares to even more markets from Atlanta," said JetBlue executive Marty St. George.

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8/22/2017

American Airlines Cargo has chosen Heavyweight Air Express to serve as its general sales agent in the United Arab Emirates. HAE also handles American's sales in several African countries.

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8/22/2017

United Airlines is considering adding a 100-seat mainline aircraft to its fleet. "It's our responsibility to look at every option and thoughtfully weigh all of the associated factors before we arrive at any decision, and that's what we're doing as part of our ongoing fleet plan analysis," said United executive Howard Attarian.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
8/22/2017

A recently launched group of Missouri elected leaders and transportation officials, Missouri Citizens for On Time Flights, is working to encourage Congress to modernize the nation's air traffic control system. "The hope is moving this into a dedicated stream of funding in a not for profit corporation will move the air traffic control politics out of Congress, put them in a system that is more sustainable, more technologically advanced and less subject to the whims of Congress," said Joe Lakin, a spokesperson for the organization.

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8/22/2017

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, Va,. will be able to build a new home for a family in need thanks to funding from American Airlines. The airline said it was inspired to help the community move forward in a positive way.

8/22/2017

FedEx announced it will launch a same-day delivery service in Austin, Texas, that will be available seven days per week. The SameDay City service includes an app that allows customers to track their packages and receive an estimated delivery time.

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8/22/2017

American Airlines will offer premium economy seats on its flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to three Hawaiian cities starting Dec. 15. The seats provide more room and specialized service at an economy price.

8/22/2017

Social media users have found similarities between former First Minister Alex Salmond and the Eskimo face on Alaska Airlines' planes. The airline's famous Eskimo is unidentified, although the company says it has been compared to Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Abraham Lincoln over the years.