Trip News: September 10, 2018


Trip Pulse

Have you noticed longer lines at TSA Pre-Check lately? Sometimes, in order to alleviate congestion in main security lines, travelers viewed as low-risk have been allowed into Pre-Check lanes.

However, those passengers have not necessarily been pre-screened or paid the membership fees associated with Pre-Check lanes—and screened members have noticed and their voices are being heard.


Trip Weekly

American Airlines has begun offering free live TV on select domestic flights.

The service went live Wednesday on all 48 of the airline’s Airbus A320s and on more than 60 of American’s Airbus A319s.

Flyers on those aircraft can enjoy live programming from Bravo, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Disney Channel, ESPN, Fox, NBC, NFL Network, Telemundo, TNT and USA. Passengers can stream those channels to their laptops, tablets or phones.  The service won’t be available via seatback entertainment screens, which American is gradually phasing out of its domestic fleet.


Chicago Sun-Times

In a bid for increased year-round health care benefits, thousands of workers have gone on strike at 25 downtown hotels, dealing a potential blow to downtown business as the summer travel season winds down.

Housekeepers, servers, cooks and doormen hit the picket line early Friday at a list of swanky hotels including the Hyatt Regency, JW Marriott and the Sheraton Grand Chicago — and five more hotels could join the work stoppage “at any moment,” a spokeswoman for Unite Here Local 1 said Friday evening.


Cruise Fever

While Tropical Storm Florence has been downgraded from a hurricane, several cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, and Norwegian Cruise Line have made changes to cruises and are continuing to monitor the situation as the storm is expected to regain strength.

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By: Mike

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on , and

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