Gant Travel News 1/10/2014

Why you need travel agent.  Online booking has its appeal, but there’s no replacement for a great travel agent. Here’s why.

What to expect in 2014. From industry-wide hot topics to specific expectations for the in-flight experience, 2014 is sure to be another interesting year in travel news. Hopefully the news will include improvement in airline performance after a fairly dismal 2013. We might even see the airlines finally hit on the most efficient boarding process.

American and USAir will merge mileage programs this year.  Now that the legal drama of the American/USAir merger is over, let the drama of the execution begin! The marriage of American’s AAdvantage and USAir’s Dividend Miles programs is happening now. USAir’s website gives the details.

What will you do with all those miles you’ll be earning?  It’s not uncommon to find yourself with more miles than you can use before they expire. Here are some options for keeping those miles from going to waste.

Gant is a business travel management firm. We help clients optimize their travel spend by employing a combination of technology, people and processes to coordinate business travel properly. In addition to corporate travel, we also provide meeting and event planning services. Gant Travel is a shareholder in RADIUS, a global travel company with over $19 billion in sales located in over 80 countries worldwide. www.ganttravel.com

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