02-08-2021 - Masks, slow airline news and almost nothing interesting from hotels. February, yay...
More Access, More Ease: American Airlines Expands its Acceptance of VeriFLY App at All Airports
American expands Verifly to all airports (even international) it services for primarily health (read Covid) documentation. This is hoped to ease travel and increase flyers even as AA gets ready to lay off basically everyone
Specifics are at aa.com
JAL Successfully Operates a Commercial Flight Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel Produced in Japan
JAL used fuel produced in Japan, from renewable sources, to fly a commercial plane. This I think is great because so many people are complaining about the amount of fuel used, if you can grow it yourself its a closed loop, and then I get to fly for many more years.
Way to go JAL!
More info here on jal.com
Welcome back! Lufthansa Crew returns to Munich from record flight to the Falkland Islands
Lufthansa just did a 14 hours down 14 hours back, without servicing the aircraft from Munich to Falklands, and the return. This is a record for any aircraft without a go-over in between. Also since the people being flown back were Antarctic scientists, the crews had to quarantine for 2 weeks before the flight, this put them at 20 days of non-stop on duty time, another record.
Fanfare at lufthansagroup.com
This Luxury Hamptons Hotel Wants You to Visit for Valentines Day Round-trip Helicopter Ride Included
If youre an investment banker who didnt get involved in GameStop and still have money to burn, this Hamptons vacation may be just for you, but then again you probably already live there
For us, get a chopper ride from NYC to the place to stay, because
Hamptons in the winter
Find the hotel here on travelandleisure.com
Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs
You probably already have heard, but in case you live under a rock (and if you do, message me, so I can do a trip blog to that rock) you basically need a mask to travel in anything except your car. I am honestly not complaining.
Details available on the cdc.gov website