News notes from around the interweb:
- Centurion lounges will start using optional facial recognition technology for admittance which doesn’t eliminate the paper though since you still need a same day departing boarding pass for entry.
- Epic thread this is what noise cancelling headphones are for.
I have a situation.
The woman behind me on a 6 hour flight has not STFU for 5 seconds.
Said she’s “happy”’15 times. Likes cosmos, beach body doesn’t work, likes cranberry light, NOT diet and it’s only 5 calories. She’s going to have wine tonight though and she can’t wait…
— Jay Arnold 🏳️🌈 (@JadedCreative) January 15, 2020
- Flybe got a government bailout in the U.K.
We are delighted with the support received from the Government & the positive outcome for our people, our customers and the UK. Flybe remains committed to providing exceptional air connectivity for the UK regions with the full support of its shareholders. https://t.co/2HxRMcd5gh
— Flybe ✈ (@flybe) January 14, 2020
- Hilton’s California Consumer Privacy Act disclosure seemed to suggest that they might track guest activity when logging in through hotel wifi – logging websites visited, search terms used, even passwords. Hilton tells me that they do not do this,
Hilton does not access a guest’s device to review their emails or browser history. As is customary for any business or public WiFi service, Hilton does have the ability to access the site visited, but this is not currently logged. This information is important for operational and security reasons. We do not track searches or web browsing away from Hilton.com, nor do we collect passwords, emails or data downloaded by guests when staying at a Hilton property.
- United is giving Global Services members a wireless charger which seems weak to me.
- Soft bigotry of low expectations, American vs. Delta edition.