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Broadway Producer Scott Rudin Steps Back Amidst Exposé of Abusive Behavior

Broadway Producer Scott Rudin Steps Back Amidst Exposé of Abusive Behavior

Scott Rudin, who is only one of 16 people ever to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award, said he is “stepping back” from involvement in Broadway shows.
Rudin, who was the subject of an exposé that appeared in the Hollywood Reporter earlier in the month, told the Washington Post he wanted to apologize “for the pain [his] behavior caused” colleagues and people in the industry.
“I am profoundly sorry for …

More Electrical Issue Founds in Some Boeing 737 Max Jets

More Electrical Issue Founds in Some Boeing 737 Max Jets

The electrical issues that caused Boeing to tell airlines to ground dozens of 737 Max jets last week affects more areas of the plane’s flight deck than previously known, the aircraft maker said Friday.
Last week Boeing told 16 airlines that operate the beleaguered 737 Max of a potential electrical problem with the aircraft, telling them they should stop flying some planes.
“Boeing has recommended to 16 customers that they address a …

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Laid to Rest in Quiet Ceremony Amidst Covid Restrictions

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Laid to Rest in Quiet Ceremony Amidst Covid Restrictions

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, was laid to rest amidst a somber albeit small affair replete with tradition and reverence.
The Queen sat alone during the service, and all guests who were not members of the same household had to sit around two meters apart.
Members of the royal family wore masks, allowing them to grieve a bit more privately.  While the mood was sorrowful, …

Kempinski Hotels to Offer New ‘Fit Room’ at Vier Jahreszeiten and Adlon

Kempinski Hotels to Offer New ‘Fit Room’ at Vier Jahreszeiten and Adlon

Kempinski Hotels on Thursday announced a new room category, Kempinski Fit Room.
The new room type features a private workout area and be available at some of the hotelier’s leading properties.
The Fit Room will include a Technogym Bike and Technogym Case as part of a partnership with Technogym, a Cesena, Italy-based company that makes connected fitness gear. The case includes a foam roller, mobility ball, exercise mat, loop bands, and power bands, …

Marriott Bonvoy Members Can Earn Points When Using Uber, Uber Eats

Marriott Bonvoy Members Can Earn Points When Using Uber, Uber Eats

Marriott International announced a new partnership with ride-hailing service Uber under which members of the hotel chain’s Bonvoy guest loyalty program will be able to earn points by using Uber and Uber Eats.
Members need only link their Bonvoy account number using the Uber app.
Once linked, Bonvoy members will earn three points per dollar spent on Uber XL, Uber Comfort, Uber Black, or Premium rides.  In addition, they will earn two …

Delta to Resume Traditional In-Flight Beverage Service on Domestic Flights, Hot Meals on Transcons

Delta to Resume Traditional In-Flight Beverage Service on Domestic Flights, Hot Meals on Transcons

Delta Air Lines announced the return of its traditional in-flight beverage service after a year during which passengers were limited to bottled water amidst cutbacks in service due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The refreshed beverage service will begin to be offered on April 14.
The Atlanta-based airline will once again offer a plethora of beverage choices including Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Ginger Ale in the soda category; orange juice and …

JetBlue, Qatar Airways Expand Codeshare Partnership

JetBlue, Qatar Airways Expand Codeshare Partnership

JetBlue Airways said Tuesday it would expand its codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways on multiple routes later this month.
The original codeshare agreement was announced in March 2013 and covered JetBlue-operated connecting flights to and from both New York and Washington, D.C.
The expanded agreement calls for the JetBlue code to be placed on nine Qatar Airways routes linking Doha’s Hamad International Airport with Boston Logan International, Chicago O’Hare International, Dallas/Fort Worth …