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From simple to modern log cabins, these locations have rustic charm amid stunning landscapes. Nicole Trilivas rounds up the Nellim Wilderness Hotel in Finland, the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in Canada and the Sacromonte Landscape Hotel in El Eden, Uruguay, along with four others.
The Villa Copenhagen plans to debut May 14 in Denmark in a 1912 postal building next to Tivoli Gardens with original windows, grand staircases, herringbone floors and high ceilings. Part of the Nordic Hotels and Resorts group as well as Preferred Hotels and Resorts' LVX line, it originally was due to open in April.
The US State Department's expedited passport service was suspended on March 19, but now it says in-person service will be available only for a select few and that even those who apply via mail will encounter "significant delays."
Government equity in airlines as a condition of receiving coronavirus crisis aid is "a bad idea" that evidences "a fundamental misunderstanding of the proper roles of both government and business in a capitalist society," writes Richard Rahn, chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth. "Airlines (and many other businesses), their shareholders, employees and customers should not be paying a disproportionate share of the cost because of the failure of government leaders," Rahn says. Instead, the government should provide direct aid in order for airlines to maintain payroll.
"We need those flights for emergency use, for military people," President Donald Trump said on Monday, asserting that it is crucial to maintain air service despite the coronavirus pandemic. Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly echoed that statement in his latest video Q and A, saying that airlines "need to be there for those who still have to travel for essential work," especially "our medical heroes."
Air Canada is providing safety glasses and disposable gowns
as an optional protective measure for flight crews. Meanwhile, the airline has joined Delta and United in extending 2020 elite status through 2021 for its frequent flyers, will allow those who manage to fly enough miles in 2020 to gift the status to someone else, and will offer bonus miles to frequent flyers who donate to charities connected to coronavirus response.
UPS will be chartering 25 flights as a part of Project Airbridge in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The flights will transport more than three million pounds of medical supplies, including masks, gowns and gloves. UPS is also managing 24/7 operation of receipt and distribution of personal protective equipment along with FEMA. Read more here.
Atlas Air continues to play a key role in Project Airbridge, the federal initiative to import and distribute medical supplies. "In the last seven days, FEMA has airlifted critical supplies and protective equipment from every corner of Earth," President Donald Trump said.
Delta Air Lines is donating more than 200,000 pounds of food the company no longer needs for inflight and lounge service to hospitals, food banks and other community organizations. The food is being distributed through organizations like Feeding America, a nonprofit network that supports food banks.
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