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In The Know - STM February 2022 News

Reminder - Known Travel Numbers - Make Sure to Verify Prior to Submitting

In order for your Known Traveler Number to attach to your ticket, Your first name, middle name, last name, and date of birth must match exactly. Please verify this information before submitting travel rosters, and/or requests.

Questions regarding TSA Pre-check/Known traveler number:

Mask Mandate Likely to Be Extended, U.S. Flight Attendants Say

The largest union representing U.S. flight attendants expects a federal order mandating face masks for air passengers and other travelers will be extended again, even as a growing number of states and businesses lift restrictions.

The requirement is set to expire March 18 after being extended three times since it first was imposed in February 2021 as a way to stem the spread of Covid-19. Masks have been a political lightning rod and contributed to a surge in unruly airline passenger incidents over the past 12 months, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Of 5,981 onboard disputes last year, 72% were related to masks, FAA statistics more


Alaska Airlines launches flight subscription program

Alaska Airlines is the first major U.S.-based carrier to launch a flight subscription program.

Beginning today, consumers can subscribe to Alaska Airlines' Flight Pass, starting at $49 per month. Subscribers can fly up to 24 roundtrip flights a year between 13 California airports and from California to Reno, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

The system is built in partnership with Caravelo, the technology company that provides the subscription platform for Mexico-based ultra-low-cost carrier Volaris and Flysafair, a low-cost airline based in South more


Hoteliers grappling with labor shortage have robots in their toolbox

Confronting a protracted labor shortage, hoteliers have struggled to maintain standard operations, much less meet new demands that the pandemic has produced.

So, when the AC Hotel Sunnyvale Moffett Park opened in California's Silicon Valley on Feb. 11, general manager Mike Lerman had a solution in place: a robot on staff to help ease the more


Small Communities See Airlift Vanish as Pilot Shortage Hits Regional Flyers

For five years, Williamsport, Pa., population 28,000, received its only commercial air service from the American Airlines network.

That was until the end of last September, when American Eagle pulled out of the central Pennsylvania town, halting service that had by then dwindled down to a lone daily route to Philadelphia on a 50-seat jet.

Now, residents of Williamsport must travel approximately an hour to the nearest airport in State College or venture even farther to catch flights in Harrisburg, Scranton or Elmira, N.Y. Newark, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the nearest hub airports, are all approximately 200 miles more

Refresh your memory on the liquid rules

We all know by now that a turkey sandwich is not a liquid, but it can still be confusing when you’re figuring out how to pack your liquids. Watch this video and it will all be crystal clear.

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