News and notes from around the interweb:
- A data-driven argument that Airbnb will eat hotel chains’ lunch. I’m still not sure Airbnb is in the same market, short stays need to be more frictionless to support business travel (and one-time cleaning and other fees make those pretty expensive) and resorts provide value-add amenities that the median Airbnb does not. But there’s certainly overlap, and hotels have been scared for years no matter what they say.
- Lufthansa plans to continue to offer first class into the future (I’d expect fewer routes than in the past) and plans to re-open the first class terminal.
- Man lives alone in an airplane hangar (HT: Jeff W.)
- How An Airline Worker Honors Fallen Military Members
Brian McConnell holds a job that many of us might not have even realized existed. He runs the Delta Honor Guard, a volunteer group with Delta Airlines started at Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, that greets every plane that carries the remains of a fallen military member.
- Funny tweets from people who hate to fly
- A Hong Kong to Hong Kong flight to nowhere.