News and notes from around the interweb:
- Poor conditions inside Canada quarantine hotel
- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Vincent Jackson Found Dead at a Homewood Suites (Hilton)
- Scientists May Solve Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance With a Nuclear Reactor
On July 2, 1937, Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were en route to Howland Island in the Pacific, about 1,700 miles southwest of Honolulu. They were six weeks and 20,000 miles deep into their trip around the world. By then, Earhart had already become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and from Hawaii to the U.S. Mainland; her globetrotting trek would simply be the latest in a line of incredible accomplishments for the aviation pioneer.
But Earhart and Noonan never made it to Howland. Somewhere along the way, Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10-E Electra became too heavy and short on fuel, and the pilot and her navigator lost sight of the tiny, two-and-a-half-square-mile island in the middle of the ocean.
- Hyatt says meetings and event business is picking up for the second half of 2021 bear in mind that hotels are negotiating cancellation policies on group bookings that are extremely flexible vis-a-vis Covid-19 risk.
My own bet right now is that the summer is pretty good from a Covid perspective, but that it’ll take some time for a big set of people to feel comfortable. The fall should stay good if mutations that current vaccines defend less-well against do not become dominant.
- Qatar Airways introduces ‘touch free’ inflight entertainment via phone and bluetooth. This is nothing, American Airlines has this already on almost their entire domestic fleet. They simply remove seat back video screens entirely.
- Marriott is offering a 40% bonus on purchased points as long as you buy 2000 or more, and the annual purchase cap is doubled from 50,000 to 100,000 points for 2021.
- Not new, but I hadn’t seen this one before: