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.
New upgrades at Frankfurt Airport include renovations at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center, as well as the addition of a new hotel, Frankfurt Airport Marriott. To make room for the new property, the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel was reduced to 779 guestrooms from its previous 1,008 guestrooms, allowing for 233 guestrooms at Frankfurt Airport Marriott. All Sheraton guestrooms are now refurbished.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is on the cusp of updating its spa concept and partners.
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Delta Air Lines continues to push the boundaries on sustainability with a new commitment to become the first carbon neutral global airline.
Travelers following a kosher diet now enjoy more options on United Airlines flights from the United States to Tel Aviv (TLV). The airline partnered with food provider Fresko to offer a new menu of kosher foods, including fresh bagels, omelets, blintzes, chicken marsala, kale quinoa burgers, rugelach and black-and-white cookies, among other menu items. A kosher child’s meal is also available on select routes. Polaris and United Premium Plus passengers additionally receive Kosher snack choices. Kosher beverage options include a Kosher wine and coffee.
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