On any given night, tens of thousands of pilots and flight attendants are tucked away in hotel rooms in hundreds of cities around the globe awaiting the next duty day or the trip home. No other industry uses as many rooms as do airlines. It is fundamental to the nature of the businessmany carriers used to own hotels specifically for this purpose, although this is much less so todayand the ability to travel to faraway places and spend a bit of time there always has been one of the major ...

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