Amazing Video of an Eagle Taking Down a Drone, Plus Airport Prayer Rooms and TSA’s New Headquarters

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Orlando airport is adding a prayer room ahead of Emirates’ inaugural flight to Dubai. I rarely see prayer rooms in use in US airports. I’ve always thought having a reflective space for anyone to go during travel was a special idea that no one – myself included – really avails themselves of. I don’t see them much used in Dallas, with Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha service. Although of course they’re always in heavy use in countries with large Muslim populations.

  • The TSA is getting a new headquarters. It’s a building that’s been vacant since 2005 since Army Materiel Command moved out and even since 2009 when it completed refurbishment. It’s about a 10 minute walk to the Van Dorn metro in a mostly industrial area. And it took 18 months for GSA to pick the building.

  • If Ryanair ran a pub…

  • Watch an Eagle as it Punches a Drone Out of the Sky

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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