News and notes from around the interweb:
- The best restaurants don’t try to deliver food that will be liked by everyone, and aren’t the places everyone thinks they are supposed to like. I’m not sure I agree Yelp is the best place to find the best places, but it’s a good place to find people who don’t like the best food.
I only eat at Chinese restaurants with 3.5 stars on Yelp pic.twitter.com/nwKjeI9bcd
— Freddie Wong (@fwong) September 13, 2022
- A rundown of the restaurants in the Austin airport no, Salt Like isn’t actually good in the airport (or in Driftwood!) but it’s far better than the Salt Lick location in the DFW airport A terminal, and no not all concessions at the airport are local anymore (there’s even a Starbucks now). The messed up contracting process that involves the city council here even cost it a Centurion Studio lounge. And they’re using eminent domain to renege on a contract they signed, in order to seize land they already own. But it’s my home airport, and I love it, even though they’ll eventually ruin its easy in-and-out.
- American Airlines offering hot meals in first class and food for purchase on 1300+ mile flights instead of 1500+ mile flights, reports JonNYC.
— 🇺🇦 JonNYC 🇺🇦 (@xJonNYC) September 13, 2022
- Allegiant lost a passenger’s prosthetic leg only recovering it 12 days later after media got involved.
- So many people tried to track Queen Elizabeth’s final flight they crashed the app (HT: @crucker)
I was recently on a 9am CLT – LAX AA flight, in economy, where the beverage cart only came out once and there was no food available for purchase … I assumed this was bc of pandemic cutbacks. However the chart JonNYC posted makes me think there should have been food for purchase. Does this catering posting apply to all hubs/flights? I’m starting to think I got a lazy crew out of a budget hub 🙁
Interesting premise about the 3.5 stars on a Chinese restaurant.
Well of course Austin’s airport ruined it’s “easy in and out” Gary. It was built to carry 1990’s lesser traffic. Now you constantly push for your self admitted interests: more flights! More choice for me! More lounges for me! More more more for me!
I know I speak heresy: time to deal it back. The days of Florida mud bug illiterate like YMMV hoping on a plane just to eat BBQ in Texas are coming to a close. This fossil fuel burning is not sustainable. The flip side to this problem is “tourists” go far to experience things when they could experience them at home. When is the last time you attended a festival in Austin, Mr. Leff? Sure, points and luxury clubs are your game Mr. Leff, but have you ever considered the environmental costs of your game. The sexually twisted dolts of YMMV I get, they’re just kids trying to make a buck as silly and juvenile as it is; you know better that all your game is not sustainable. Better “tourists” stay home and fix problems in their own ‘hoods. That’s the problem today. Everyone is running away to “experience.” Does it ever bother you Mr. Leff, that tourism is one of the most exploited industries in the world? Every exploited colony on earth wants trillions from England for the exploitation of the colonies, how about trillions for the exploitation of the tourist industries you exploit?
I can’t remember if you are Jewish, but whatever religion you claim to be, this madness exploitation MUST end…..
@hubcaptive the “food” for sale on that flight in coach would be Pringles, Gummie Bears, Almonds and a Chacuterie (highly processed) platter. While a specific cart with those items may not have been brought out, you can still purchase the items. Keep your expectations for the quality of food items for sale low and you won’t be disappointed.
Of course Gary pushes for his own interest. Who’s going to do it if not him? You?
I am presently on Bali where the “exploited” are happy to have us back because when tourism was shut down by the pandemic people were back to working rice paddies.