News and notes from around the interweb:
- The FAA has downgraded Costa Rica to International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 2 saying the country does not comply with ICAO safety standards. Existing flights to the U.S. by the nation’s carriers — Avianca and Volaris — can continue but new flights cannot be launched.
Andaz Papagayo, Liberia Costa Rica
- British Airways first class passengers can access the new American Airlines Flagship First Dining inside the Flagship lounge in Dallas which opens today. BA first class passengers can also (since December) use Flagship First Dining in Miami.
- Some banks do a hard inquiry on your credit when opening a CD when it’s more the bank’s (or FDIC’s) credit that matters here…
- With American Express acquiring Resy we’ll see how long the pretty cool Capital One-Resy partnership lasts.
- Singapore Airlines Krisflyer is discounting San Francisco – Hong Kong awards in June.
- Two Marriotts, the Park City Marriott (Utah) and Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks (Maine), are reportedly being reflagged as Sheratons. (HT: Scott G.) I suppose this makes a certain amount of sense, if it doesn’t meet brand standards for Marriott and the owner doesn’t want to invest, this gives Marriott a way to keep the fees from the property.
- Airbus A220 operators ordered to inspect fuel feed tubes
Swiss International Air Lines, Copyright: prestonia / 123RF Stock Photo