News and notes from around the interweb:
- American Express is offering 4.4 Membership Rewards points per US dollar spent at Hawker Centers in Singapore. And all I want is to be allowed to visit one.
- Two weeks ago I tipped you that Prince Harry had chosen American Airlines over British Airways to fly to his grandfather’s funeral and now this choice is getting some attention.
Harry flew into Los Angeles on Boeing 777 American Airlines Flight AA137 from London 1.30pm local time yesterday. His chauffeur-driven MPV was seen leaving the private terminal at 'LAX' (Los Angeles International Airport) which is one reserved for celebrities & the super-rich! pic.twitter.com/0AV61PaCuk
— Andrew Russell – Davis (@Diana6197Davis) April 21, 2021
- After two decades on top, Atlanta airport dethroned as world’s busiest
- Floyd Mayweather’s private jet
- You often see pieces lamenting the lack of vacation time in America (though with work-from-home the line between vacation and work blurs somewhat). Well, they don’t get enough vacation time in Taiwan either, it seems.
— Sapna Maheshwari (@sapna) April 22, 2021
- One big problem with the UK’s re-opening (Washington Post)
The issue of where to relieve oneself in a world where so many facilities have been shut in recent months has long been a concern in Britain. Many public bathrooms, in particular, were closed during the various lockdowns.
While current restrictions stipulate that venues such as restaurants and pubs can reopen to serve food outdoors, some public toilets remain unavailable — a result of facilities across the country being run by different councils making different decisions.
- New San Diego airport lounge planned
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from firms to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a full service airport lounge serving airport passengers in a facility of up to approximately 18,263 square feet in Terminal 2 West at San Diego International Airport.
The full service lounge shall provide for accommodation of airline preferred customers, respondent’s member clients (if applicable), and general public. Respondent shall directly negotiate with existing and potential new entrant airlines to allow their premium passengers to access the lounge and shall offer fee-based admittance for all other Airport passengers within all or a portion of the passenger lounge.