SERViceAccording to a recent report on NPR, restaurants and hotels are posting new job openings faster than they can fill them.  In periods when the broader job market is bleak, jobs in this sector tend to get snapped up quickly. While this is a promising sign for the economy – indicating that people are doing better in general –  what does it say about the level of service you should expect during your next hotel stay?  Should you expect less?  Or, will hotels offer higher salaries to lure more or better applicants?  If you truly value customer service, it’s certainly something to consider when booking your next hotel stay.

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • United Airlines announced today that it is revamping its in-flight service, including the introduction of premium-cabin meals on flights that are more than two hours and 20 minutes, or 800 miles.
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  • Brace yourselves.  JetBlue is becoming a little more concerned about the bottom line and appears to be warming to a first-bag fee to help boost its profits, which have consistently lagged what Wall Street has considered appropriate given the industry’s consolidation and solid profitability.
  • According to a recent report by AirfareWatchdog.com, some domestic airlines perform better than others when it comes to canceled flights, on-time arrivals, mishandled bags, denied boardings, and customer satisfaction. This year Delta, which typically ends up toward the bottom of the performance list, ranked No. 1 in overall performance, thanks to more on-time arrivals, fewer canceled flights and mishandled bags and better customer service.