What we’re reading: New terminal at LAX, delighting hotel guests, 737MAX to fly in 2017


New Tom Bradley International Terminal preview events kick off at Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa was joined by airport officials and other dignitaries in kicking off a series of events to showcase the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

The preview events provide a sneak peek of the South Concourse Aircraft Gate Areas and 150,000-square-foot Great Hall, which will soon impress passengers from around the world with more than 60 premier dining and luxury retail shops – including 22 local L.A. brands – and world-class amenities.

The Booking Truth: delighting guests takes more than a well-priced bed

When Booking.com took a look at the reviews left by its users, they found out that it takes more than a comfortable bed to satisfy a hotel guest.

It’s the properties that outperform on the intangible elements of travel – superb service, shared family experiences, discovery, adventure, and the chance to fall in love – that truly deliver a delightful stay.

A collection of these travel insights, The Booking Truth provides the first truly honest look at the factors that drive the American traveler experience in hotels and other properties.

Boeing says 737 MAX to enter service in Q3 2017

Boeing’s new 737MAX will enter service the third quarter of 2017 according to a company executive at the Paris Air Show.

This helps the 737 MAX close the gap with its main rival — the upgraded Airbus (EAD.PA) 320neo is due to enter service in October 2015 — in a highly competitive market segment making up almost 60 percent of all passenger aircraft in service.

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