News and notes from around the interweb:
- Perhaps the most incredible aviation site, The Airchive documenting all things aviation, has gotten a redesign. It’s a very expensive non-profit passion project from Chris Sloan and if you haven’t checked it out recently, you should, it’s something to behold.
- Know what intra-European business class means. On BA it’s a coach seat with less legroom than Ryanair, a blocked middle (usually), and a modest meal plus alcohol and airport priority services like lounge access. Americans are often surprised.
This is literally an economy seat with a table over the middle one
Surely this is a joke right? pic.twitter.com/dHXBe72ZOx
— James Camp 🛠,🛠 (@JamesonCamp) September 25, 2023
- Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways is falling behind in paying wages, faces reorganization
- Irish coffee turns out to be an aviation drink invented to calm passenger nerves in turbulence. The idea was brought to San Francisco from the airport in Shannon, Ireland.
Marilyn Monroe with husband Arthur Miller having an Irish Coffee here in 1956 pic.twitter.com/t1ZT2V1voW
— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) May 20, 2014
- It’s actually a pretty nice hotel, to be honest.
The Proper hotel in Santa Monica has a $223 million loan on the property.
Nearly $1.5 million per month of debt service at today’s rates.
$50,000 per day.
$187 per room, per night.
Just in interest on the loan.
Let that sink in.
— Nick Huber (@sweatystartup) September 26, 2023
- How paid status matches work for airlines