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WEEKLY CORPORATE TRAVEL JANUARY 31

In Response to Coronavirus, All Major US Airlines Suspend Flights to China

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow worldwide — and the death toll in China mounts — all three major U.S. carriers have announced suspensions of all flights to and from mainland China. The decisions came following the U.S. State Department's elevation of its China Travel Advisory to a Level 4, indicating travelers should not visit.

Get Your Status Matched During United's 90-Day Challenge

It's match time at United Airlines. The MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge gives travelers the option to try out the MileagePlus status tier that is equal to the status tiers of competing carriers. Travelers will need to apply before they can take part in this promotion. In addition, there are some stipulations to know about.

Delta Air Lines Adds Virtual Queuing to App

Delta Air Lines announced it would be adding virtual queuing on its Fly Delta app this week. Compared to a pager issued by a restaurant as you wait for your table, Delta said the virtual queuing would allow travelers to relax at nearby establishments instead of staying at the crowded gate while waiting to board.

JetBlue Lowers Delay Compensation For 2020

JetBlue is reducing compensation amounts for delayed flights in 2020. JetBlue is still offering compensation for all four tiers in 2020, however, the carrier has decreased compensation for two out of four levels. JetBlue's compensation amounts apply for all controllable irregularities that lead to departure and ground delays.

Hilton Introduces Tempo, a New Hotel Brand

Hilton Worldwide Holdings is targeting young professionals with their newest hotel brand, Tempo by Hilton. Key elements of Tempo hotels will include a lifestyle component, modern design, and a bar and restaurant designed to attract locals in addition to hotel guests.


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