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8/20/2018

Miami visitors looking to ditch the standard tourist itinerary should try the city's culturally diverse bars and restaurants. Travelers can get a feel for German culture by dining on traditional Bavarian food at Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus and taste craft beer while enjoying a Chicago-style scene at sports bar Tap 79.

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8/20/2018

If you keep standard work hours, you could be losing out on business, because we live in a 24/7 environment, Mike Marchev advises. Even though you should be mindful of a work-life balance, it's best to structure your work hours to maximize your availability to your clients.

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8/20/2018

JetBlue Airways expects to see changes in how people travel short distances of up to 1,000 miles in the future. The airline is investing in startups that produce electric airplanes and vertical-lift-off vehicles, as well as in companies working to better predict weather delays.

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8/20/2018

UPS filed an application last year to patent its "autonomous services selection system and distributed transportation database(s)." The system would use blockchain-related technology to track shipments and ensure they are handled properly.

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Cryptovest
8/20/2018

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions even further, the aviation industry is increasingly embracing sustainable fuels. "From one flight in 2008, we passed the threshold of 100,000 flights in 2017, and we expect to hit one million flights during 2020," said Alexandre de Juniac, leader of the International Air Transport Association.

8/20/2018

FedEx will offer workers at its global hub in Memphis, Tenn., free tuition toward a University of Memphis online degree. Around 11,000 workers qualify for the perk, and workers who don't hold a high-school diploma can earn a General Education Development credential.

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8/20/2018

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz visited Guam to participate in an employee town hall and commemorate the airline's 50 years of service on the island. "It is a central key geographic region as you think about we connect this area to fifty different countries around the world and hundreds of destinations," he said.

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8/20/2018

United Airlines' Economy Plus is a good compromise for travelers who long for the comfort of the premium cabin but need something more budget-friendly, writes reviewer Geoff Whitmore. The seats offer five extra inches of legroom compared to regular Economy, 10-inch seat-back screens featuring games, movies and TV shows, and complimentary wine and beer.

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Forbes
8/17/2018

An editorial in the Dallas Morning News applauds Southwest Airlines' decision that cats and dogs are the only emotional support animals allowed to fly in the passenger cabin, and that travelers who say they need the animals for assistance are required to provide medical documentation.

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Southwest Airlines
8/17/2018

The FedEx Express Mid-Atlantic Hub at North Carolina's Piedmont Triad International Airport is looking to hire about 400 workers in the coming months. "We have significant pickup and delivery operations at the Greensboro hub that will only grow with this expansion," FedEx spokesman Jim Masilak said.