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Business Travel Article 1

TSA Is No Longer Scanning Boarding Passes at These Airports

Many airline passengers equate summer travel with snaking lines at airport security. But this year, TSA is adding new technology to speed along even the most congested checkpoints. One such piece of equipment, called a credential authentication technology (CAT) scanner, is programmed to automatically match traveler's ID information to flight manifests. In short: Travelers at dozens of U.S. airports no longer need to show their boarding passes to TSA officers, eliminating one more item that fliers need to scramble for in order to get through security. 

The scanners can digitally process a traveler's ID and match their biographical information like name and birthdate against the Secure Flight database in real time. 

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Business Travel Article 2

The Best Ways to Gain Airport Lounge Access, Depending on How You Travel

When American Airlines opened its first airport lounge, the Admirals Club at LaGuardia Airport, in 1939, membership at the trail-blazing club stayed invitation-only for almost three decades. Now, lounges are seemingly everywhere—and much more accessible. 

And during COVID-19, many fliers see airport lounges as even more valuable. Almost all lounges have taken precautions such as tightening capacity limits, eliminating self-serve buffets, and suspending services like shower spas, yet these spaces still provide essential comfort and relaxation before a flight.  

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Business Travel Article 3

BTN's 2022 Car Rental & Ground Transportation Report

National Car Rental came out on top once again in BTN's 2022 Car Rental Survey, maintaining its undefeated record for all seven years of the survey. Its sister brand Enterprise reclaimed the second-place position, which it has held every year except for 2019, but was behind first place by a mere three-hundredths of a point. The remainder of the five qualifying brands were in the same order as in 2020: Avis, its sister brand Budget, followed by Hertz.

The survey, which gauges the segment's standing with travel buyers, was not conducted in 2021 because of limited business travel usage during the pandemic.

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