News and notes from around the interweb:
- It’s a little controversial that this is being placed along the Nile river in Egypt to attract tourists.
Cairo Eye, Africa's tallest observation wheel will open in Egypt in 2022. It will be 120 meters high. pic.twitter.com/tWh0DuvRrY
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) February 5, 2021
- Thai Airways is getting rid of Airbus A330s, A380s, and Boeing 747s from its fleet. This makes a lot of sense – the carrier has had too many aircraft types (and too few of each), which needlessly complicates their operation and drives up costs.
- More than three dozen counterfeit guitars inbound from China were seized by U.S. Customs “including a double neck Gibson SG, like the one used by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, as well as an autographed Les Paul from Guns and Roses guitarist Slash.”
- With Air Namibia’s collapse could Southwest Airlines finally grab the two-letter code SW?
- Burger King and McDonald’s are launching rewards programs
- Nigeria stopped Emirates from requiring rapid Covid-19 tests at the airport in addition to a negative PCR test from within 72 hours, so Emirates decided to stop flying to Nigeria.