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American Airlines hits milestone at DFW
As American continues with its unprecedented growth, it reached a milestone at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) when it hit 900 scheduled flights per day. Customers now have 9,000 one-stop travel options through DFW which is more than any other airline hub in the world.  Some of the newest routes include service to Dublin, Munich, and Santo Domingo.

To facilitate the tremendous growth out of DFW, American has been renovating the airport from top to bottom. The carrier is now operating mainline flights out of Terminal B gates B5 to B12 and is offering service out of 15 new gates in Terminal E. American recently opened its new Flagship Lounge, which features its complimentary Flagship Dining, and will open a new Admirals Club in Terminal E later this year.

Enterprise Holdings expands in Sweden
Thanks to a new partnership with Shared Mobility A/S, Enterprise customers will now find Enterprise, National, and Alamo brands available at Sweden’s Arlanda Airport. Officials at Enterprise Holdings said the company “is expanding its presence across Europe by partnering with experts in each country who have a strong reputation for customer care.” Enterprise brands are already available in 100 countries worldwide.

Hertz unveils subscription plan
Following the lead of Enterprise Holdings, which launched the first U.S. car rental subscription service on May 1, Hertz has now unveiled its own two-tiered subscription program. The new Hertz My Car subscription plan offers a variety of vehicles including sedans, crossover vehicles, SUV’s and trucks. Tier One will cost $999 per month, while Tier Two will be priced at $1,399. Rates include maintenance, roadside assistance, vehicle damage, and limited liability protection. Subscribers can swap vehicles within their tier up to two times per month. The new program will launch in Atlanta and Austin.

KLM introduces flights between Amsterdam and Las Vegas
Las Vegas has become KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ 18th North Atlantic destination as the carrier launched twice-weekly service from Amsterdam. A third weekly flight will be added between the two cities starting July 2. Service will be provided using Boeing 787-9 aircraft that offer 30 World Business Class seats and 45 Economy Comfort Class seats along with 219 economy seats.

United expands its flight-connection program
After successful tests, United Airlines said it will bring its flight-connections program to all of its hub locations. United’s new data tool is designed to reduce the number of missed flight connections by scanning flights for customers who are making tight connections and then determining if the connecting flight can be held without inconveniencing other customers.  The ConnectionSaver part of the tool is in use in Denver and Chicago O’Hare. Another part of the tool sends text messages to connecting passengers with clear directions to the gate for their connecting flight, along with information as to how long the walk will take. This is now in use at seven of United’s hub locations. Customers must opt-in to receive the service. United said it will eventually roll out the complete program to all of its airports.

American Airlines hits milestone at DFW
As American continues with its unprecedented growth, it reached a milestone at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) when it hit 900 scheduled flights per day. Customers now have 9,000 one-stop travel options through DFW which is more than any other airline hub in the world.  Some of the newest routes include service to Dublin, Munich, and Santo Domingo.

To facilitate the tremendous growth out of DFW, American has been renovating the airport from top to bottom. The carrier is now operating mainline flights out of Terminal B gates B5 to B12 and is offering service out of 15 new gates in Terminal E. American recently opened its new Flagship Lounge, which features its complimentary Flagship Dining, and will open a new Admirals Club in Terminal E later this year.

Enterprise Holdings expands in Sweden
Thanks to a new partnership with Shared Mobility A/S, Enterprise customers will now find Enterprise, National, and Alamo brands available at Sweden’s Arlanda Airport. Officials at Enterprise Holdings said the company “is expanding its presence across Europe by partnering with experts in each country who have a strong reputation for customer care.” Enterprise brands are already available in 100 countries worldwide.

Hertz unveils subscription plan
Following the lead of Enterprise Holdings, which launched the first U.S. car rental subscription service on May 1, Hertz has now unveiled its own two-tiered subscription program. The new Hertz My Car subscription plan offers a variety of vehicles including sedans, crossover vehicles, SUV’s and trucks. Tier One will cost $999 per month, while Tier Two will be priced at $1,399. Rates include maintenance, roadside assistance, vehicle damage, and limited liability protection. Subscribers can swap vehicles within their tier up to two times per month. The new program will launch in Atlanta and Austin.

KLM introduces flights between Amsterdam and Las Vegas
Las Vegas has become KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ 18th North Atlantic destination as the carrier launched twice-weekly service from Amsterdam. A third weekly flight will be added between the two cities starting July 2. Service will be provided using Boeing 787-9 aircraft that offer 30 World Business Class seats and 45 Economy Comfort Class seats along with 219 economy seats.

United expands its flight-connection program
After successful tests, United Airlines said it will bring its flight-connections program to all of its hub locations. United’s new data tool is designed to reduce the number of missed flight connections by scanning flights for customers who are making tight connections and then determining if the connecting flight can be held without inconveniencing other customers.  The ConnectionSaver part of the tool is in use in Denver and Chicago O’Hare. Another part of the tool sends text messages to connecting passengers with clear directions to the gate for their connecting flight, along with information as to how long the walk will take. This is now in use at seven of United’s hub locations. Customers must opt-in to receive the service. United said it will eventually roll out the complete program to all of its airports.

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