News and notes from around the interweb:
- That JetBlue flight where a maskless man did lines of coke in the lavatory, groped and threatened a woman on board? He brandished a knife, claiming to be Genghis Khan.
- Holiday Inn Express owner sues IHG claiming their mandate to use specific vendors drives up costs reminiscent of the Marriott franchisee lawsuit over Avendra.
- FAA expected to downgrade the safety rating of Mexican air regulators meaning no new US routes for Mexican airlines and no new codeshares on Mexican carriers by US airlines. Existing service would be unaffected. (If this happened during the Trump administration it would have been seen as motivated by animus, since so many actions actually were.)
- Park Hyatt Vendome re-opened! I would have a hard time counting the number of times I’ve stayed there, always on points where it remains fantastic value (not to mention often with confirmed suite upgrade and complimentary room service breakfast for Globalists).
- Air Canada’s flight attendants’ union won a grievance allowing visible tattoos
- Delta Sky Club buffets are back, replacing pre-packaged food. Here’s a shot from a reader in Detroit with an employee preparing plates for passengers.