Disney World’s New Fantasyland will open Dec 6. A couple weeks ago I toured part of it that was open for a ‘dress rehearsal.’ The only new ride that was open was Little Mermaid-themed, well done, but more of the same, nothing innovative. The other stuff then open were a restaurant, gift shop, and place to wait a long time for a picture with Ariel.
Priceline bought Kayak. I have no idea what it portends but it is worth watching. Most of my hotel bookings and many of my car rentals go through Priceline so I watch any move they make.
Air New Zealand has an excellent Hobbit-themed safety video.
South Africa has one less flight option with the demise of 1time.
If dreaming of opening a luxury hotel in Iraq, check out this WSJ piece.
Cranky Flier has an excellent look at Delta’s post-Sandy efforts to reopen JFK.
Royal Caribbean now allows a limited amount of carry-on booze, but watch out for public corkage fees.
Puerto Rico moved a step closer to US statehood.