News and notes from around the interweb:
- Some well known hotels and brands handle guest safety poorly like giving a rapist a woman’s room key. Oy vey. Don’t just shut your room door, use all the locks people.
- How Singapore Airlines makes omelets for economy class.
- Demolition of what was once the world’s largest hotel, Hotel Pennsylvania New York (NYT)
- Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease at The Orleans hotel in Las Vegas
- With trash, pests, a nonworking smoke detector and sex toy in the microwave a hotel managed to get government approval so I guess why not its sister property, too?
The new owners of a Des Moines hotel were recently granted a license after a state inspector found rodent droppings, soiled bedding and animal feces in the guest rooms.
- Were U.S. Interstates Designed To Function As Emergency Runways? (HT: Paul H)
- Hmm maybe the problem isn’t the passengers?
The worst offender at security [isn’t guns, it’s] much more innocuous-seeming: water bottles. Mancha says it is the most common prohibited item found at TSA.
“A bottle of water is found in at least four out of 10 travelers’ carry-on bags,” she says, despite rules limiting travelers to less than 3.4 ounces of liquid being in place since 2006.