This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Read about the JetBlue’s Logan Airport terminal, gunmen on skis at Cancun resort, PS5 giveaway, new Costco perk, and The Luxury Collection debuts in Madrid.
Boston Logan International Airport hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to open the new Terminal C canopy and upper deck entrance. The terminal is home to JetBlue and any passengers who have traveled with the airline over the last decade may recall what the old canopy looked like, which blocked most natural nights even on the brightest of days.
The two-year project added high-efficiency elevators to the terminal; increased curb space for passenger drop-offs and pickups; and added new lanes for better traffic flow.
Tourists at a four-star resort in Cancun were forced to run for their lives as gunmen on jet skis stormed the beach and opened fire.
The shooting Tuesday at the Oasis Palm resort is just the latest in a rash of gunplay in the region that had Mexican authorities last month deploy a 1,500-strong National Guard force.
In the latest incident, five men in military uniforms converged on the “family-friendly” resort and fired about 20 shots, according to reports.
Avelo Airlines is making the hunt for the world’s hottest and most elusive sold-out holiday gift a little easier. Just in time for the holidays, the country’s ultra-convenient and most affordable airline is giving away a one-of-a-kind Avelo-themed PS5 gaming system through The Avelo Nationwide PS5 Sweepstakes.
To enter, and for complete sweepstakes rules, follow AveloAir on Instagram. You also need to tag 2 friends in the comments with the hashtag #AveloPS5Sweepstakes and share the sweepstakes post to your Instagram story and tag @aveloair. The giveaway is open through December 19, 2021 to United States residents that are at least 18 years old. The winner will be selected in a random drawing from eligible entrants. No purchase is necessary.
The program, called Costco Next, first launched in 2017 with just a few brands. But Costco has recently ramped it up, offering an array of products such as Anker phone chargers, Mikasa dinnerware, Weatherproof outdoor clothing, Invicta watches, HO Sports floats and tubes, and Sumbody skincare. Costco is now advertising the program prominently on its website, and plans to add more brands and products in the coming year.
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, has announced the opening of Santo Mauro, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Madrid, marking The Luxury Collection’s debut in the fabled city.
Located in the traditional aristocratic district of Chamberí, the hotel serves as a gateway to Madrid’s most exciting and desirable experiences and is just steps away from an array of cultural attractions, including the Sorolla Museum, charming flamenco shows at the Teatros del Canal and Andén 0 Metro Station, an exhibition space in a restored tube station. The historic building, with an intriguing past dating back to the 18th century, served as the former residence of the Duke of Santo Mauro.