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Five travel APIs to beef up website user experience

Talking Travel TechTnooz – With the volume of travel APIs that exist out there, it’s hard to know what might best enhance user experience and/or add value.

The travel directory on Programmableweb is a good place to start with stats on more than 150 but only a few offer something more than just the possibility of selling some kind of inventory.

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Believe It or Not, Flying Is Improving

Wall Street Journal logo Wall Street Journal – Passengers who spent Christmas night stranded at the airport as half an inch of snow and ice in Dallas crippled American Airlines flights, or fliers who endured the chaos stemming from United Airlines merging its computer system with Continental’s may remember 2012 as a lousy year for airline travel. In fact, flying domestically was better than in 2011…
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Second Snowstorm In A Week Set To Hit Northeast, Disrupting Holiday Travel

The InquisitrThe Inquisitr - The second snowstorm in the span of a week is ready to hit the Northeast, and though the snowfall totals won’t be large it will come as a blow to many areas still digging out from the first blast of winter weather.
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Christmas Flights Snarled By New Winter Storm

WLTXWLTX- A major winter storm threatens to disrupt flights today (Wednesday) for thousands fliers headed home from the Christmas holiday.

More than a dozen major airports lie in the path of the storm,
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Leaving on time takes on fresh urgency for airlines

Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe – As passengers flip through magazines at the airport gate while waiting to board, a tightly orchestrated sequence of events is underway behind the scenes to prepare newly arrived planes for takeoff. Within a minute of landing, Alaska Airlines cabin doors are opening. JetBlue Airways executives are donning plastic gloves to help flight crews pick up trash, and American Airlines baggage handlers are tracking luggage using handheld devices.
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