News notes from around the interweb:
- E.U. countries don’t mean ‘except for private jets’
NEW: Five Americans who flew by private jet to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia were refused entry to Italy on Wednesday due to new EU travel restrictions on countries with high #coronavirus infection rates, local police tell CNN.
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) July 3, 2020
- 8 Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants test positive for COVID-19 after attending ‘mask optional’ 2-day training. The airline hadn’t been requiring masks at its headquarters. One of the flight attendants worked a flight prior to becoming unwell, but the airline won’t say which flight.
- The new Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel is a Wyndham in Hanoi sounds more like a Trump property
Hotel facilities include a 24 karat gold-tiled infinity pool on the rooftop, while inside guest rooms, bathrooms are laced with yellow metal. From $250 a night, the hotel is in the same price bracket as rival luxury accommodation in the city.
“It has changed my mind about what luxury can be. Other luxury hotels usually use marble as tiles, but here everything is gold-plated down to the washing basin,” said 62-year-old guest Luong Van Thuan, himself a hotel owner.
..Around a tonne of gold was used to cover the hotel, said Duong, a Vietnam War veteran and former cyclo taxi driver who made his fortune in construction and property.
He is planning gold-plated projects in Ho Chi Minh City and a resort in central Vietnam.
Being trolled on my new card.
(Only points and miles nerds will get this.) pic.twitter.com/pvv5Dy9NhH
— Han (@hanchicago) July 3, 2020
- Royal Air Maroc preparing for mass layoffs
- The new billion dollar American Airlines corporate campus doesn’t have nearly as many people to go to work there anymore, but they’ve got a flag pole.
- Spirit Airlines passenger from New York to Fort Lauderdale booted from flight by police for refusing to wear mask.