Today Delta Air Lines and United Airlines joined the parade of travel suppliers distancing themselves from the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting which left 17 dead.

 
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Travel suppliers race to ditch NRA discounts

Today Delta Air Lines and United Airlines joined the parade of travel suppliers distancing themselves from the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting which left 17 dead.

 
 

Hawaiian Airlines abruptly cancels hundreds of flights

The launch of three highly-anticipated non-stop flights bringing summer travelers between the Bay Area and Hawaii were either cancelled or deferred by Hawaiian Airlines Friday

 
 

Routes: Alaska adds/subtracts, United, Air India, Finnair, Emirates, Lufthansa + more

In route news, Alaska Airlines drops some San Francisco routes; United reveals plans for deployment of its first new 737 MAX 9s; Air India will add flights to San Francisco; Finnair extends its SFO and Chicago schedules; Emirates puts its largest plane back onto a U.S. route. Don't miss out Lufthansa update.

 
 

Airbnb goes for the mainstream

Airbnb has rolled out a new product line called Airbnb Plus – a collection of higher-end accommodations that could range from a private room to a full house, all with much tighter quality standards than its regular listings. The new line is expected to appeal to business travelers and higher-end vacationers.

 
 

Southwest Airlines boosts a boarding fee

Southwest is making it more expensive to go to the front of the line. A few years ago, the airline introduced an option called Upgraded Boarding, charging a last-minute fee of $30 to $40 for those who really want to get on the plane ahead of the crowd. And now it is increasing that fee in certain high-demand markets.

 
 

  

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