News notes from around the interweb:
Just now in Alta, Norway: Huge mudslide dragging several houses into the sea. pic.twitter.com/xR4t5zLI7m
— Jan Fredrik Drabløs (@JanFredrikD) June 3, 2020
- American Airlines passengers stand in unity with black man who alleges he was thrown of flight for race meanwhile African American flight attendants critical of the airline’s bias training.
- Southwest Airlines free drink coupons have their expiration extended to December 31, 2020.
- China will allow Delta and United to operate one flight a week each, potentially growing to two (or dropping to zero) based on whether they bring COVID-19 positive passengers into the country. I wrote about China offering one flight a week on May 25 as a means of relaxing what amounted to a U.S. airline ban.
So framing China agreeing to one flight a week as a success of Wednesday’s threat to ban Chinese airlines from U.S. markets starting June 16 is either gaslighting or naivete.
- 7 straight weeks of rising hotel occupancy but only a third of hotel rooms are filled.
Six of the Top 25 Markets saw occupancy levels above 40%: New York, New York (47.6%); Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia (44.2%); Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida (44.0%); Phoenix, Arizona (42.5%); Atlanta, Georgia (40.7%); and Detroit, Michigan (40.4%).
Markets with the lowest occupancy levels for the week included Oahu Island, Hawaii (12.5%); Boston, Massachusetts (22.6%); and Orlando, Florida (24.5%).
- Citi is offering Prestige cardmembers 5 points per dollar on online purchases, up to 7500 points, through August 31. Supermarket and restaurant purchases count towards the $250 travel credit through December 31.
Citi Premier gets its 3 points per dollar at supermarkets and restaurants advanced to this past Tuesday, June 2, from previously-announced implementation date of August 23.
- Vegas re-opens.
Nature is healing… https://t.co/btD0cgR8HU
— Brian Duggan (@brianduggan) June 4, 2020