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How Contrails May Affect Climate, and Why My Daughter Might Not Fly United

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Even if you eschew the term “chemtrails,” it turns out eliminating contrails may actually have a drastically positive impact on the environment.

It was just one of the stories that caught my eye late tonight.

Contrails

BGR’s Mike Wehner writes (via the New York Post)

You might not imagine that contrails could have much of an impact on the planet, but science says otherwise. The trails themselves are made up of water vapor that quickly freezes, forming a sort of ice cloud that remains suspended for a significant amount of time.

Like artificial clouds, they block sunlight from getting to the surface but also act as an insulator, trapping heat that would otherwise be lost to space.

It’s an interesting read — check out the rest of the article.

Not a Great Day for Vegas News

I blogged earlier today that MGM Resorts was affected by a data breach.

While this next tidbit certainly isn’t as consequential, Miles to Memories also reported that negative changes are coming to a number of Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts and Chase’s Luxury Resorts & Hotels Collection options in Las Vegas.

I’m especially bummed about the latter — it was my go-to after FHR got rid of the resort credit at so many of its properties in Sin City.

That’s a Wrap?

Some people are covering themselves in plastic — presumably to protect themselves from coronavirus.

Fly a Seaplane Between New York and Boston!

Gary over at View from the Wing wrote about a cool service I can’t wait to try: flying between Manhattan to Boston in a seaplane!

United Bids Bye-Bye to Biscoff

My toddler loves Biscoff cookies. Even though we keep a stash at home, her eyes light up during flights when flight attendants offering them during cabin service.

Sadly, United decided to get rid of Biscoff cookies. Even though United is replacing them with Oreo Things, we better keep flying Delta and not risk a no-Biscoff-related meltdown. 😉

— Chris

 

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