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Insight Newsletter - April 2014

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Changes to Delta's SkyMiles Program
 

Delta has announced major changes to its SkyMiles program. Beginning January 1, 2015, changes will be made to how frequent flier miles are awarded and redeemed. How will this affect your travel plans?  

 
 
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Welcome to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
 
HK AirportHong Kong International Airport is the hub for Cathay Pacific, the city’s international flag carrier. Opened in 1998, it’s the main airport serving Hong Kong and is the gateway to China. Built on Lantau Island, it’s located fewer than five flying hours from half the world’s population and is sometimes referred to as Chek Lap Kok airport.

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Airline Moves at Airports
 


Airlines are on the move this year. As American and U.S. Airways continue their merger integration, changes are happening at airports around the country and beyond.

The airline recently announced that in American’s Miami hub, U.S. Airways has co-located from Concourse J to join the American Airlines operation on Concourse D. At US Airways’ Phoenix hub, American Airlines will moved its gates from Terminal 3 to Terminal 4, where U.S. Airways is located.


Since United Airlines and Continental merged back in 2010, they have maintained operations at both Terminals 1 and 4 at London Heathrow.  When the new Terminal 2 – The Queen’s Terminal - opens in June of this year, United Airlines will be moving all of its operations there. This move ends the last of the split terminal operations for the airline which completed the rest of its merger steps some time ago.

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Around Me
 

Around meIf you travel a lot you know that finding your way around in a new destination can at times, be frustrating. You may end up wasting valuable time in a busy day looking for the nearest ATM, coffee shop, restaurant or pharmacy.

There’s a handy app to help you find these places quickly and efficiently. Around Me has been around since 2008 and sees over 25 million searches every month, in over 200 countries, making it the most popular app of its kind.

The app uses your phone’s GPS to identify your position as well as working with the likes of Booking.com, Opentable.com, Foursquare and other localized data providers. The app sorts through all available data to quickly locate the nearest of whatever it is you’re looking for. Categories you can search include such businesses as dentists, doctors, dry cleaners and many more.

Around Me is a free app, available for iPhones, iPads and for Androids.

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