News and notes from around the interweb:
- October is Airport Restaurant Month who knew?
- Measles exposure at Newark airport. Make sure your vaccinations are up to date, people.
The department said anyone who was at the airport on Sept. 28 between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m could have been exposed to the disease.
Anyone who was infected at the airport could develop symptoms as late as Oct. 19.
- Garuda Indonesia is introducing first class on their Jakarta – Tokyo Haneda route effective October 29. A three-cabin Boeing 777-300ER will operate on the route six times weekly, with a two-cabin Boeing 777 (no first class) operating one day a week.
- FAA wants to fine Frontier Airlines $474,000 for “operating aircraft that lacked required medical supplies on hundreds of flights… either injectable epinephrine, or atropine, or both.”
Frontier applied for an exemption to allow them to continue to fly planes with kits missing these items but continued to do so for two months before being granted that permission.
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- 20% bonus transferring Marriott points to Etihad Guest through October 31 of course travel package redemptions do not count any longer.
- Hyatt heir JB Pritzker, who is running for governor of Illinois, had 5 toilets removed from a second unused mansion in order to reduce the home’s assessed value by over $5 million and save on property taxes. Pritzker is expected to win easily.
As a result, the inspector general writes, “the County ultimately fell victim to a scheme to defraud … which resulted in the property owner ultimately receiving property tax refunds totaling $132,747.18 for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as additional tax savings of $198,684.85 for the years 2015 and 2016.”
- Over the summer the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled you cannot sue TSA screeners if they assault you because screeners don’t rise to the level of being law enforcement officers and are shielded by the Federal Tort Claims Act. They’ve agreed to re-hear the case en banc so that initial three-judge ruling will be superceded by a ruling of the full court.
- Miss Scotland is an Emirates flight attendant.
Did you know that Miss Scotland 2018 is also Emirates cabin crew? Check out Linzi McLelland teaching her colleagues some Scottish slang ahead of our launch of flights to Edinburgh on Monday 1st October. pic.twitter.com/keJE7ryIQN
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) September 25, 2018