News notes from around the interweb:
- Amidst concern over the coronavirus, a boy with a fever wasn’t allowed to board a Chinese domestic flight and his parents abandoned him, leaving him behind at the airport. Eventually he was permitted to board and the family was “seated at the front of the cabin away from other passengers.”
- A bunch of low-priced travel auctions ending at Luxury Travel Diary.
- Man registered his beer as an emotional support animal. Two and a half years ago of course a man checked a can of beer as luggage.
- Report Singapore Airlines charging $25 to put an award on hold for four months (no longer offering free award holds while you transfer points)
- One Mile at a Time noted that hotel chain Accor is eliminating single use plastics globally. Commenter Mark there hypothesized that I would lose it. On the contrary, I’d just point out that while we’re handing out moral approbation for these sorts of acts that Al Qaeda-linked Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab, which killed three Americans earlier this month, has just banned single use plastic bags too.
Jubaland regional leader Mohammad Abu Abdullah said the group had come to the decision due to the “serious” threat posed by plastic bags to both humans and livestock.
He added that pollution caused by plastic was damaging to the environment.
- Microsoft Flight Simulator will be the biggest game of the year.