New and notes from around the interweb:
- How U.S. travelers can visit Syria (“Expect that officials will review your public social media posts…Additionally, your guide needs to get permits for every region you will visit. Most regions that can be visited can have the permits obtained in one business day. Palmyra can take up to two weeks.”)
- Would Trump’s Miami golf resort actually make a good venue for the next G7 meeting?
- Venezuela’s Armed Forces Bank slams Mastercard for halting card service “Mastercard also halted services to state-run Agricultural Bank. Phone numbers published on that bank’s website were disconnected.”
- The terrorist screening database – which can include even babies, and offers no opportunity for redress or removal even for people acquitted of terrorism charges – has been found to violate constitutional protections on due process by a U.S. district court. This database is used to generate the No Fly List.
- Woman boarding a Delta flight in Manila was found with a six day old baby in her carry on bag. She’s been charged with human trafficking. Apparently she was flagged due to the size of her carry on.
- Should airlines model their airport lounges on Starbucks?