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This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Read about the Hyatt status challenge, new JW Marriott Goa, Alaska Airlines does away with check-in kiosks, CLEAR launches at BDL, Amazon’s home internet service, and new Aeroplan partnership.
Mattress Running Hyatt Globalist
A good look at how this World of Hyatt fast track status promotion through Bilt works, and whether it makes sense for you. Stay 10 nights between April 17th and July 16th and keep Explorist status. Stay 20 nights during that time period and earn Globalist until February 29th, 2025. Nights earned via credit card spending do NOT qualify for this promotion.
JW Marriott Goa Debuts in India’s Coastal Paradise City
The new hotel is located along the picturesque coastline of Vagator, Goa, minutes from historic Chapora Fort and Chapora and Vagator beaches, famous for their dramatic cliffs and breathtaking sunset views. This popular travel destination is approximately 27 kilometers from the new Mopa Airport in North Goa and 43 kilometers from Goa International Airport.
Alaska Airlines does away with check-in kiosks
Alaska Airlines recently started a 3-year, $2.5 billion project to improve the airport experience at its hubs and focus cities like Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. As a part of this project, the airline is looking to modernize the lobby experience and as the company announced today, the most visible change here will be the removal of the good old check-in kiosk.
CLEAR Launches New Lanes at Bradley International Airport
CLEAR announced the launch of its identity verification technology at Bradley International Airport (BDL), bringing frictionless and predictable travel experiences to Connecticut.
Amazon Home Internet Service Planned Launch Date & Cost
One of Amazon’s most aggressive projects right now is a plan to launch a home internet service. Recently Amazon has started to open up about its plans for its home internet service from Amazon, currently code-named Project Kuiper. Now Amazon’s CEO has given an update on the service and when it plans to start selling home internet in a letter to shareholders.
Aeroplan and Parkland Join Together to Launch New Loyalty Partnership
Air Canada’s Aeroplan, Canada’s leading travel loyalty program, and Parkland Corporation, the company behind popular Canadian fuel and convenience store brands Chevron, Ultramar, Pioneer, Fas Gas, ON the RUN and Marché Express are pleased to announce a new loyalty partnership that will launch in the fall of 2023.
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