Demystifying Hilton Brands, Global Airlines’ First Flight, Pilot Too Drunk to Fly, Vanguard Fee Changes, Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica


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News Roundup

This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. I thought they are worth sharing so I hope you enjoy reading them.


Demystifying Hilton Brands & Why Hotels Are Changing So Much!

Over the past decade it has been interesting to watch the hotel space grow and change. One of the more noticeable trends has been consolidation among the big lodging companies, but something else has played out at the same time as well. The sheer number of brands has exploded. This trend has followed an overall uptick in the quality of hotels, but has also left many consumers confused. So why do we have all of these brands anyway? ➡️ Read more


Global Airlines Completes First Transatlantic Flight with Airbus A380

Global Airlines completed its first transatlantic flight with an Airbus A380 on Wednesday. The British startup wants to fly the superjumbo jet between London and New York, with the first commercial flight penciled in for later this year. It took ownership of its first aircraft in February, an A380 previously owned by China Southern Airlines. ➡️ Read more


Japan Airlines Flight Canceled Because Pilot Was Too Drunk

A Japan Airlines flight from Dallas to Tokyo was canceled after the pilot reportedly became ‘too drunk to fly,’ and a replacement could not be found in time for the next morning’s departure. The pilot, who was not named, became highly intoxicated after dining with crew members in Dallas last Tuesday. ➡️ Read more


Vanguard Fee Schedule Changes

Vanguard sent out an email with some updates coming to their fee schedule, effective July 1, 2024. Vanguard added a $100 Account closure and transfer fee, $25 for broker-assisted trades, and a 1% fee on some foreign dividends. ➡️ Read more


Bag of Snakes Found in Passenger’s Pants at Miami Airport

According to an X post by the TSA, officers at Miami International airport found a bag of snakes hidden in a passenger’s pants while at a checkpoint late last month. The post included photos of the snakes that were found in what appears to be an Oakley sunglass bag. ➡️ Read more


Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica Opens Early 2025, Now Bookable

There’s an exciting new Waldorf Astoria slated to open in early 2025, which will no doubt prove to be a popular getaway for Hilton Honors members from the United States. The number of points required for a standard room has now increased a bit, but availability is also better. So there are some awesome opportunities to lock in points stays. ➡️ Read more


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