News and notes from around the interweb:
- 820 people have been caught with fake Covid-19 tests at just one airport
- Sad. Horrible.
- United’s A321XLR narrowbody business class seats will be comparable to and called Polaris. The plane will also have premium economy.
“We are looking at a completely new product that’ll be on the aircraft,” confirms Patrick Quayle, United’s senior vice president of international network and alliances.
“It will be comparable to what you have now with Polaris, and it will be called Polaris,” he tells Executive Traveller. “We’re also going to put Premium Plus, our premium economy product, on there.”
- D.C. To Start Restricting And Regulating Airbnb And Other Short-Term Rentals in April.
- New York Governor’s taxpayer-funded air travel may violate ethics rules
Amid a whirlwind schedule juggling governmental and campaign activities, Hochul used state-issued aircraft for 45 flights over the first 45 days in office. None of the trips were considered “mixed use” by Hochul’s office — consisting of both government and campaign-related activities — despite a busy campaign schedule on many of the trips. And none of the flight costs for using either a state-owned Beechcraft King Air 250 or a state helicopter were reimbursed to taxpayers by Hochul’s campaign.
- SkyTrax dubbed Houston Hobby the only 5 Star airport in North America and one of just 16 in the world. Say what? SkyTrax ratings are often questionable, but I will say I like Hobby…for what it is. But it doesn’t rank up there with the world’s best by any stretch. (HT: @saianel)