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Frequent air travelers at Syracuse Hancock International Airport will soon have the opportunity to zip through security lines.
The Pre-Check program allows pre-qualified and frequent passengers to pass through security checkpoints more swiftly if they provide additional personal information, like email addresses and cell phone numbers not required for regular security in airports, in advance of arriving.
Later this year, the TSA will launch an application program for travelers to and from Hancock. Qualified travelers must pay a $85 enrollment fee that lasts five years.
Other airports added to the program include Albany International Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Greater Rochester International Airport, John F.Kennedy International Airport (New York City), LaGuardia Airport (New York City), and Westchester County Airport.
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The new app from National Rental Car is designed to be an end-to-end ‘rental tracker’ that follows the life of your rental and not a reservation engine. The free app is now available for download at the Apple and Google Play stores.
The app allows customers to check their reservations, and then get directions to the rental lot.
Emerald Club members will then have a ‘virtual aisle’ option to choose car type from real-time inventory. The first three airports with the system will be Omaha, Neb., Richmond, Va. and Tulsa, Okla., starting Sept. 30. National hopes to expand it to 25 locations by the end of the year.
The app’s look and feel changes when customers pick up their rental cars. The app prioritizes easy access to extend rental and updated rewards balance, available discounts and payment information. Users get a reminder with directions back to the airport a day before their cars are due back. The app also includes common features like roadside assistance.
For any travelers or companies interested in joining the Emerald Club, we’ll absorb the one-time enrollment fee. For interested travelers or companies please email [email protected].Read More
Delta appears to be applying the old adage – “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” Delta recently announced a program that enables SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members access to same-day confirmed changes for no fee, provided the request is made before the original flight departure time, and the same booking class as the original ticket (e.g. Q, K, L or U) is available.
In addition, by late August 2013, those travelers will be able to request a same-day change 24 hours before the original flight departure time, rather than only on the day of departure. These changes will enable those travelers to avoid paying the $200 exchange charge.
Over the past two years ticket exchanges have become one of the most lucrative revenue streams for the airlines. During that span they have collectively produced $5.37 billion.
“At BTI we have been tracking airfares in what we call 3-D”, said Lou Lemos, President. “The dimensions are upfront savings, ticket exchanges and unused/expired tickets. We are showing companies that the least impact on their total air spend is the savings on original tickets. The biggest negative impact on air expenditures is ticket exchanges. Delta is recognizing that companies require more flexibility as many outside factors influence their reasons to make changes. This is a win-win for both Delta and corporations.”
Contact BTI for your 3-D report providing you with a new way to view and control your airline expenditures. You will receive your upfront savings, ticket exchanges and unused/expired tickets for 2012. In addition, we will also provide your 2013 year-to-date data.
Once you review the report you will clearly understand the value of Delta’s new program and how working with BTI we can further reduce this costly aspect of your travel.Read More