Travel Thursday: Airline Profits and Room Service Cuts

Updated: 06/07/2013 1:29 PM KSTP.com By: Jenna Jaynes



In this week's Travel Thursday, AAA said airlines are seeing a boost in profits while hotels are cutting room service to save money.

According to AAA, airlines are expecting to see $13 billion in profits this year, a nearly 67 percent increase compared to last year. Possible factors of the profit gain include lower gas prices and fuller flights.

New York City's largest hotel, NY Hilton, is cutting room service to 2 thousand rooms because demand is down. Instead, they will offer a self-serve kitchen area. Other hotels are also cutting their 24-hour room service as a way to save money.