AAA Says Americans Will Travel in ‘Historic’ Numbers this July 4th Weekend

AAA predicts 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this upcoming holiday weekend, more than a million more than last year.  Better incomes and consumer confidence are fueling the urge to travel.

AAA: This Independence Day will be Historic, More Americans to Travel than Ever Before

How Will AI Affect Your Travel Plans?

Artificial Intelligence will hopefully make travel smarter by reducing uncertainty in airline delays to honing your travel preferences.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/new-artificial-intelligence-promises-to-make-travel-a-little-smarter-does-it/2017/06/22/819c0880-3590-11e7-b373-418f6849a004_story.html?utm_term=.7964bbc502a0

 

Low Fares Return on Southwest

“The sale launched Tuesday morning and is good for travel from Aug. 22 through Dec. 13. Flights on Fridays and Sundays are excluded from the sale as are certain dates around the Labor Day and Thanksgiving holidays”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/06/06/72-hour-sale-southwest-fares-fall-below-100-round-trip/102542150/

Biometric Facial Recognition Should Speed Boarding on Jet Blue

“This biometric self-boarding program for JetBlue and the CBP is designed to be easy to use. What we want to deliver is a secure and seamless passenger experience,” said Jim Peters, chief technology officer at SITA, which worked on the program with JetBlue and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).

http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/jetblue/jetblue-biometrics-selfie-boarding