Hot summertime Las Vegas has been invaded — but not by tourists! Thousands of grasshoppers have moved onto the popular Vegas strip —the most popular destination is the Luxor Hotel and it’s 30 story high pyramid. Bug experts say the critters could linger for weeks and can even be seen from planes flying overhead. The “hoppers” don’t bit and don’t sting — one Vegas church called the invasion “the work of devils.”
Some hotels are replacing hotel keys with a digital key using your smart phone. It’s a big trend in Europe these days — although one big draw back is that some hotels will only issue room entry to one phone user. Seems like this new program has some “bugs” left to work out???
Watch out at home! 😳
On a flight from the UK to Turkey, the British say a passenger, “displayed a catalogue of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior,” including attempting to open cabin door during the flight. The flight had to return to Britain and land with an escort of fighter jets from the Royal Air Force. Oh, and the passenger has been “banned for life” from flying BA!!!
Police noticed a man had a large gray lump wrapped in cellophane set on top of his bald head with a really bad small toupee trying to cover the package. He added a poorly placed small hat on top of the precariously placed package — and was quite nervous when going through airport security — all in all, the traveler didn’t seem to be using his head well with this try???
If you want to live 12 miles off the coast of Belize, $465,000 gets you a small home in Hopkins Village on this small Belize Island of about 40,000 — and you get your own boat dock as well as solar energy set up with back up generator. The medium price of a home these days in Los Angeles is around $665,000 — maybe it’s time to move and enjoy lazy island life???
The FAA has approved new drone that can shoot a flame as far as 25 feet — not sure what one would use this “flying flame” to do but it’s certain to warm things up???
Maybe — rumor has it that American is considering FREE inflight WiFi on all domestic flights — no deadline dates or other info currently “flying”!!!
Need a quick lift to the airport or other city location — Uber’s new Aerial Ride Division — may be just the ticket. The new service, called UberCOPTER, started this summer in New York and serves the city to JFK — and the ride takes less than 30 minutes. Costs vary from $300 and up — look for other large US cities to be airborne with UberCOPTER in the coming months. Neat way to grab a quick Lyft!!!
Called the Airline Efficiency Rating — the recent ratings tagged United (no surprise), American, and Alaska (that’s a surprise) as the least efficient airlines in the US. The most efficient US carrier was Hawaiian — ALOHA!