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American Airlines Execs Will Be the First Passengers When the Boeing 737 Max Returns to the Skies

American Airlines Execs Will Be the First Passengers When the Boeing 737 Max Returns to the Skies

American Airlines managers and executives will serve as passengers on Boeing 737 Max flights the airline will operate once the beleaguered aircraft has been cleared to return to the skies but before the airline begins to operate revenue flights.
The plan was announced by the airline’s CEO, Doug Parker, at the company’s annual shareholder meeting earlier in the week.
Meanwhile, U.S. regulators have not signaled a timeframe for the 737 Max to …

Federal Judge Orders Mechanics at American to Stop Engaging in a Work Slowdown

Federal Judge Orders Mechanics at American to Stop Engaging in a Work Slowdown

A federal judge in Texas ordered on Friday two unions that represent mechanics at American Airlines not to interfere in the airline’s operations.
The order by Judge John McBryde follows a request by the airline for a temporary restraining order that would end what the airline considers to be an illegal work slowdown that has resulted in hundreds of delayed and cancelled flights in recent weeks.
Contract talks between American and the …

JetBlue Celebrates Pride Month with ‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race’-Inspired Aircraft

JetBlue Celebrates Pride Month with ‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race’-Inspired Aircraft

As part of its partnership with the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” JetBlue Airways unveiled an Airbus A320 named Shantay Blue Stay. The new moniker is an homage to the show’s catchphrase, “Shantay, you stay,” which RuPaul says to the drag queen contestant who gets to stay on the show, while the other is eliminated with the words, “sashay away.”
Meanwhile, two of the show’s most famous contestants – Bob the Drag …

Lobby Bar – June 14th: Tom Bodet, Hotel Slogans, and ‘I’ll Take Ancient Romans for 500 Aureas, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: A Coin-Operated Summary of News and Views (Please Insert Coin Now)
When in Rome…The Eternal City is taking steps to curtail rowdy tourist behavior and also rein in unscrupulous hucksters dressed as Roman Centurions who prey on tourists. In other news, the Poliziadi Stato announced it was reverting to more traditional uniforms modeled after Roman army officers who, coincidentally, were Centurions.
We’ll leave the light on. Seeking to find a place for …

Reflagged Loews Regency San Francisco to Open as Four Seasons Hotel in 2020

Reflagged Loews Regency San Francisco to Open as Four Seasons Hotel in 2020

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced it will open a second property in the City by the Bay next year.
Currently the Loews Regency San Francisco, the 155-key Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero will be located on the top 11 floors of the city’s fourth tallest building, 345 California Center.
The hotel will undergo a top-to-bottom renovation before reopening under the Four Seasons brand. It will offer an all-day restaurant, …

New Rules for Roman Holidays as City Cracks Down on Bad Behavior and Aggressive Centurions

New Rules for Roman Holidays as City Cracks Down on Bad Behavior and Aggressive Centurions

When in Rome, act like a Roman, not a rowdy tourist.
The city is cracking down on traveler misbehavior in the historic city center such as wading in its fountains the way Anita Ekberg did in the Trevi Fountain in Fellini’s classic film, “La Dolce Vita. It is also banning tourists from “messy” eating or drinking near its national landmarks and monuments and walking around partially unclothed.
To protect tourists, it is …

Four Seasons Plans New Hotel in Minneapolis

Four Seasons Plans New Hotel in Minneapolis

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced plans for a new hotel in Minneapolis.
The hotel will feature a bar and restaurant as well as a extensive meeting and event space. In addition to a spa, the hotel will feature a pool deck that overlooks the city’s downtown district.
The 222-key Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Minneapolis will be part of the RBC Gateway project, a mixed-use complex, atop the Nicollet Mall. …