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This week’s top travel news stories include record-setting Labor Day weekend travel statistics, tips for booking upcoming holiday flights, and much more. Read on below!

 

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What to do when you lose your phone while traveling

This travel news stories tells that tale of Wirefly.com CEO Logan Abbott, and how a cellphone industry insider lost his own phone while traveling. How can a sophisticated phone user such as him not be able to prevent such a loss? Read on here.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2018/08/26/lost-phone/1072054002/

 

Luxury Travel Intelligence reveals the world’s 12 best luxury hotel brands

Who doesn’t love a good luxury hotel? When you want a vacation that oozes luxe and opulence, look no further than this list. Obvious brands including Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, and St. Regis make the list; as do lesser-known brands like One & Only Resorts and Six Senses. Read the full list here.

Source:https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lti-best-luxury-hotel-brands/index.html

 

US airlines set for record Labor Day weekend travel

A robust economy fuels stronger demand for travel, according to our travel news sources. Because of this, airlines are predicting 16.5 million airline passengers over Labor Day weekend and gearing up for the busy time. Learn how airlines are feeling about this and how they are preparing for the extra passengers here.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/29/us-airlines-record-labor-day-weekend-travel.html

 

When to buy your holiday flights, according to Google

In other travel news, Google has released a set of tools that may be able to offer more insight into airline prices. One such tool is a handy infographic that visualizes Thanksgiving flight prices between major airlines and airports. They also released a new feature on their app Google Flights that gives you a quick read on whether or not you’ve found a good deal on flights. Read more here.

Source: https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/google-flights-hotels-great-value-rating

 

How airlines are carrying more passengers on fewer planes

Over the past 10 years, airlines have been breaking records with increases in passengers. How, then, are there almost 19% fewer flights available in that same amount of time? That’s because the average flight now carries 91 passengers, compared to about 69 passengers just 10 years. Read more here.

Source: https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/flights-more-crowded-than-ever-before

 

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