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How alliances are pushing ancillary revenue

A la carte choices help drive airlines’ ancillary earnings
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World’s biggest aircraft engine ready for flight

GE9X made for future Boeing 777X is mounted for tests
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Nordic tech powers mobile key trial works with Swedish tech company on Danish rooms
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Nordic room provider links with Airbnb

Business travellers in Nordics now “given more choice”
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How much do airlines know about you?

Airlines are using mountains of data to improve service
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Start-up to rank every destination’s hotspots

People pay more to stay in interesting neighbourhoods, investor says
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Sofas to enter hotel meeting spaces

Flexible meetings, with food by tablet, enshrined as standard
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Air France-KLM to charge for GDS bookings

Move follows its competitors Lufthansa, British Airways and Iberia
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Travelport launches new tool to push sales

Tool debuted in Asia, now being released in northern Europe
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High-tech new Changi terminal opens

Facial recognition, automated guided vehicles and cleaning robots