• A Pilot Program to Make Air Travel Less Stressful

     
    POSTED March 23, 2022
     

Phoenix Sky Harbor International calls itself “America’s Friendliest Airport,” and a pilot program they’ve launched to help travelers eliminate stress and uncertainly about the time it will take to go through security might help them cement that reputation. Called PHX Reserve and boasting the tagline “Save Your Place. Reduce Your Wait,” the virtual queuing program allows travelers to reserve a specific time to go through the TSA Security Checkpoint line. Participation in the program is free—travelers don’t need to belong to TSA PreCheck or another trusted traveler program—and reservations can be made online up to three days before a flight. Passengers traveling as a group—up to ten—can reserve a single appointment. 

“We are proud Sky Harbor can offer another great service to our customers to make their travels easier and more flexible,” said Chad Makovsky, director of Aviation Services for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. “What’s good for our passengers and guests is good for the air travel industry as a whole.”

If the program (pardon the pun) flies, it just might come to an airport near you.

 

 

On May 4, Knowland, a provider of meetings and events intelligence data, released its monthly report for April 2022. The data showed a significant increase in meetings activity, with a 323% increase over April 2021, including a 3.7% recovery of events from March to April 2022.

Additional information included:

•     In April 2022, the average number of attendees per event was 118, compared to 63 in April 2021 and 74 in April 2019.

 

Meetings & Events Pulse Survey also reveals that a majority of companies are currently hiring.

 

The SaaS platform, Wix.com, has released a new builder for business owners, planners and venue operators to create customized seating maps. Users can also assign ticket pricing based on the location of individual seats, and any variation of seating can be mapped, including tables, rows of seats, areas with general seating (e.g., a standing-room-only area), reserved VIP sections, or a combination of options.