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In The Know - STM April 2023 News







American Airlines has launched its NDC plan American Airlines moved forward on April 3 with its controversial plan to make some of its content available only to travel agencies booking through an NDC connection. The carrier announced the launch date in a Monday memo to travel agencies, saying that April 3 will be the day it begins to "offer our best available third-party public channel content only through NDC connections." American also said that travel advisors can now view the fares that will only be available via NDC connections. Agents will continue to be able to see those fare within GDSs via legacy Edifact technology, but they'll need an NDC connection to make the booking...read more

 

What to Expect at Airports & On Planes This Summer

After slowly climbing back to normal, summer 2023 is poised to be the biggest season of travel we've seen in years – maybe ever. Americans are coming out of the woodwork, dead-set on going somewhere fun and maybe even far away this summer. But what will travel look and feel like? How long will the lines at the airport be? And will airlines test travelers' patience yet again with more delays and cancellations? Take a look at how we see summer 2023 travel shaping up in the months ahead.....read more

 


The FBI Just Issued a Warning About Using Public Phone Charging Stations — What to Know The FBI is reminding travelers to beware of free, public charging stations that offer a seemingly convenient solution to a dead phone battery or device. “Avoid using free charging stations in airports, hotels or shopping centers. Bad actors have figured out ways to use public USB ports to introduce malware and monitoring software onto devices,” the FBI Denver office shared on social media....read more




12 key things to know about TSA PreCheck

If you haven’t already considered getting TSA PreCheck, now — ahead of the busy summer travel season — is the time to apply.

As the pioneer expedited airport security program, TSA PreCheck is a timesaver and stress reliever well worth the $78 five-year membership fee (and $70 online or $78 in-person renewal thereafter).

Here’s what you need to know before you apply....read more

 




What’s allowed in — and prohibited from — your carry-on bag, according to the TSA’s rules

Packing for a trip can be a daunting experience. You want to streamline your stuff so as to travel light, but you also don’t want to be so bare-bones that you wind up shopping for the essentials you forgot when you should be enjoying your trip.

Maximizing your carry-on baggage allowance is a great way to ensure you’re packing light without skimping on the things you actually need, but you’ll want to ensure you’re packing items that won’t get you held up at the TSA security checkpoint. There are certain TSA carry-on rules and regulations you’ll want to be aware of when packing your carry-on bag, such as how much liquid you can actually bring on board or if your disposable razor is allowed through.

If you’re hoping to optimize the way you pack your hand luggage, you’ll want to read on. We’ve outlined everything you need to know about what’s allowed in a carry-on bag — and the best carry-ons to consider for your next trip...read more









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