News and notes from around the interweb:
- Be careful of Avis prepaid rates. This is super shady. Surely a glitch but that’s of little comfort to the customer.
@Avis Can you please tell me how it's ethical/possible/legal to have me prepay $328 for a car, the price _you_ tell me, and then, the second after I click pay, tell me the actual cost is $37 more? What new information came to light? And will it cost more when I pick it up? pic.twitter.com/XkNZnwNitD
— Peter Moskos (@PeterMoskos) May 24, 2022
- I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often actually.
Video of Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas crashing into the dock in Falmouth, Jamaica this morning. pic.twitter.com/cbFULNPe2w
— Ben Bearup (@TheAviationBeat) May 27, 2022
- It’s a bit strange to see The Points Guy declare the best burger in the sky after comparing only Delta and United. They also declare the wonders of the United Polaris lounge burger but the truth is that the American Airlines Flagship burger is better.
Basic principles: A great burger starts with quality beef. It should have processed cheese that melts well. And it should be inside of a potato bun. Brioche and ciabatta are not well-matched to a burger. Think of the bun as a delivery vehicle for the burger, big enough to contain it but not so large that it overwhelms the contents. Everything you put on the burger needs to fit inside so it doesn’t fall apart when you eat it. You want to balance the flavors inside, getting a combination of everything with each bite.
American Airlines Flagship Burger New York JFK
- Bags took 90 minutes. When I flew Alaska my bags in Austin took 11. I’ll never understand how Alaska and Delta can so often meet their bag guarantees while others struggle.
@AmericanAir just the crappiest travel day I’ve had in years. Multiple delays, running to make connections, and none of these people have bags at 2:30 AM. Never again. What a shit show. @EWRairport pic.twitter.com/67ufEVlU3j
— Michael Rex (@mikerexbooks) May 27, 2022
- Would Joni Mitchell shed a tear?
The city of Cleveland has agreed to pay more than $12 million to terminate a long-term lease with the operators of the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel, which is likely to be turned into additional parking for the airport.
The short-term fate of the hotel is unclear, although a woman answering the phone at the hotel Thursday afternoon said it was closing on Tuesday.
- How a Delta Air Lines Executive Spends His Sundays (NYT) “Ryan Marzullo is overseeing the design and construction of a new multibillion-dollar terminal at La Guardia Airport”