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Marriott announced it has taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database. The press release is available here.
Marriott has established a dedicated website (info.starwoodhotels.com) and call center for this incident. You will find out more information concerning the incident, answers to your questions, and steps you can take.
I am excited to announce that SOUTHWEST AIRLINES is our newest addition to our Travel Program! Southwest will be offering bonus points and A-List status upgrades to those University travelers who book their business travel through our preferred agencies (Egencia or The Travel Collaborative).
Please visit: https://www.umassp.edu/travel/agreements/airlines/southwest for more information.
At American, we’re constantly evaluating our procedures to ensure the best experience for your travelers. That’s why we’re changing our policy regarding “smart bags,” also known as “smart luggage,” effective January 15, 2018. Smart bags contain lithium battery power banks, which can pose a possible risk if stored in the cargo hold of the aircraft. Beginning January 15, American will require that the battery must be removed from any traveler’s smart bag in order to check it onto any American or American Eagle flight. Travelers may leave batteries installed in carry-on bags; however, the battery must be removable in case checking the bag becomes necessary. Smart bags from which batteries cannot be removed will not be accepted in the cabin or luggage hold. While this change is not required by the FAA at this time, we believe it will enhance safety and is in the best interest of our team members and our customers.
For more information about this policy, please visit: http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/Travel-smart-with-smart-bags/default.aspx
The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards.
To learn more about this change, please visit: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id
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Several airlines have shifted terminals at LGA airport recently. Please click on link below for more information.
Please click on link below regarding LGA Shuttle move.
To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. Following extensive testing and successful pilots at 10 airports, including Boston Logan. TSA plans to expand these measures to all U.S. airports during the weeks and months ahead.
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