Recession? What recession? Amangroupies take note: The newest in the ultra chic and haute, haute, haute chain of boutique resorts has opened just north of Page, Ariz., and Lake Powell, amidst 600 private, gated acres of rock canyons and plateaus. Like its siblings in the Amanresorts chain, the Amangiri, Sanskrit for peaceful mountain, is tricked out with amenities and facilities that put most high-end resorts to shame.
Archives for October 2009
I take back all those unflattering things I’ve said in the past about Bilbao. That stuff about how it’s the “the Pittsburgh of Spain.” Yes, it’s an iron city. Yes, the Ría that runs through it is brown. And yes, it’s annoying, if not panic-inducing, that the Guggenheim Bilbao is now listed in 1000 Places to See Before You Die. But the city that inspired a planning cliché, “the Bilbao effect” (build a Big-Name-Architect museum and you’ll soon be polishing up your rusting economy with wads of tourist dollars), is more than all that.
Jetstar Airways is an Australian discount airline that began flying between Sydney, Melbourne and Honolulu in late 2006. The Transportation Department requires the airline to file an annual report detailing disability-related complaints, which it did for 2007 — this January.
The penalty for filing its report a year late? A whopping $30,000.
Southwest Airlines is ahead of the pack when it comes to avionics for the air traffic control improvements of the future. The airline is committed to retrofitting hundreds of its 737s with Required Navigation Performance (RNP) capabilities.
This might sound highly technical, however, it is a part of the coming air traffic control system that is facing strong financial headwinds. Basically, our airlines are in such poor financial shape they cannot afford to install instruments in their cockpits that will allow the new air traffic control system to work properly.