San Francisco International Airport renamed its South Terminal after Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay elected public official assassinated in 1978. The terminal is now called Harvey Milk Terminal 1, as part of a larger overhaul of the former South Terminal.
The airport says this is the first terminal in the world named after a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
The newly remade facility showcases a post-security exhibit “Harvey Milk: Messenger of Hope,” honoring the civil rights leader and his impact on LGBTQ+ rights. The exhibit has 100 photos of Milk, many crowdsourced from the public.
The first phase of the revamp cost around $2.4 billion and features floor-to-ceiling windows which darken and lighten according to sunlight, using circular “oculi” openings that let light in. There’s also nine new gates in Boarding Area B for JetBlue and Southwest Airlines, as well as a new consolidated security checkpoint.
There is now seating for 2,134 people and “the first ever airport multi-use all gender toilette and an animal relief room.” The new terminal has several energy-saving implementations, including “self-energizing elevators, moving walkways and Go Slow escalators that reduce the use of grid electricity.”
The terminal should be complete in 2022.
Even if you are not familiar with Chicago, you may already know the Wicker Park neighborhood is one of the city’s “eat like a local” destinations, especially among young professionals whose idea of local is actually quite global. After a decade of high-concept comfort food and gastro-pubs, the Tan family took over a homey space on North Avenue to mix things up with the opening of Cebu. Cebu is not just a Filipino restaurant, but one focused on Cebuano regional cooking along with its Chinese and Spanish underpinnings.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Miami’s South Beach is set to welcome a new luxury hotel.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Seats on new JetBlue flights between New York City (JFK) and Georgetown (GEO), Guyana, are now available for purchase. The route takes off April 2, 2020, on the new Airbus A321neo aircraft. With a flight time of five hours from New York City, the route delivers intrepid travelers to what JetBlue calls “a playground for adventurists and modern-day explorers.” The route also serves the largest Guyanese American community in the United States, located in New York City.
South Korean wellness is all about the jjimjilbang — bathhouses that offer an array of treatments and activities. If you’re only staying in South Korea’s major cities for a short period of time, don’t worry. You can still have an authentic jjimjibang experience. Here are several spots to make it happen.