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In The Know - STM October 2023 News

US issues worldwide travel advisory — here's what you should know

In light of the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza, the U.S. Department of State issued a worldwide travel advisory for U.S. citizens, encouraging enhanced caution abroad.

"Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution," the agency said Friday.

In telling Americans to "exercise increased caution," the agency advised travelers to remain alert in tourist areas, in addition to staying abreast of government alerts via their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. STEP aims to keep American citizens safe by providing up-to-date, relevant security updates from the nearest U.S. consulate.


When is the best time to book flights for the cheapest airfare in 2023?

With summer behind us, we look ahead to the rest of 2023 with hopes for cheaper airfare this fall and holiday season.

We aim to provide strategies for securing the cheapest airfare. However, your ability to find that elusive airline deal depends on a few factors. Flights during the summertime and holidays are notoriously expensive. Also, air travel costs are driven further this year by inflation, limited flights and high travel demand, only exacerbated by weather events. Have you ever heard that booking a flight on a certain day of the week will yield the cheapest results? more


United Airlines is changing how you board planes – so is it actually faster?

United Airlines says that it will start boarding passengers in economy class with window seats first starting next week, a move that will speed up boarding times for flights.

The airline said in an internal memo that it will implement the plan on 26 October. The plan, known as WILMA, for window, middle and aisle, was tested at four domestic locations and one hub.

United said that it’s shown to save up to two minutes of boarding time.

The change will begin with passengers in Group 4. Those with window seats will board first, followed by those with middle seats and then those with aisle more


Delta Air Lines scales back changes to its loyalty program after a revolt by customers

Delta Air Lines is backtracking slightly on changes it previously announced in its frequent-flyer program, but it still plans to reshape SkyMiles to favor big spenders over customers who take the most flights.

Delta outlined the revisions in an email from CEO Ed Bastian to SkyMiles members on Wednesday.

“I have read hundreds of your emails, and what’s been most clear to me is how much you love Delta and the disappointment many of you felt by the significance of the changes,” Bastian more

5 Safety Tips Every Passenger Should Know Before Boarding A Plane

Compared to other modes of transport like cars, bicycles, boats, or trains, flying on an aircraft has become one of the safest ways to travel - though the industry has suffered several unfortunate tragedies in the process of developing today's standards. Despite how safe flying can be, it isn't any less stressful for more

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