News and notes from around the interweb:
- When a Buddha Air ATR-72 has engine problems, is it because the pilots did something morally wrong, or because the plane was bad in its past life?
- Anbang had been so confident of Chinese regulatory approval in their bid for Starwood that they guaranteed to pay the full purchase price to Starwood even if their own regulators didn’t allow them to complete the transaction. Helps when the CEO is married to the granddaughter of Deng Xiaoping.
- How to know when housekeeping hasn’t changed your sheets
- Chinese hotel taxes are changing May 1
- Etihad is running a business class sale up to 50% off tickets from the U.S. Book by April 11, travel between April 25 and December 12.
- Please don’t clap when the plane lands. I think it depends whether it’s a sarcastic clap (because of a perceived failing of the pilot) or a grateful clap (landing in very difficult conditions).