Road Warrior - funds stuck in Venezuela and Nigeria, United’s new Polaris

Turkish screening Euros, Hilton Curio opens in Chicago

Turkish Airlines is to live-stream Euro 2016 games. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic

Turkish Airlines is to live-stream Euro 2016 games. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic

 

Turkish Airlines to live-stream Euro 2016 games

If you do happen to be flying during the Euro 2016 matches on Turkish Airlines then you may get to see the games while you are en route. The official sponsor will be live streaming matches in-flight on B777 and A330 aircraft.

Matches will also be screened in airport lounges across Turkey, while Istanbul airport passengers can play the official Euro 2016 console game.

Hilton Hotels’ Curio Collection opens in Chicago

What else would you have on the menu in steak city but a Tomahawk Steak – a rib eye on the bone and it looks like an axe.

The first property in Hilton Hotels’ new brand Curio Collection has opened in Chicago as the 452-room London House on the corner of Michigan Drive and East Wacker Drive. The rooftop LH restaurant and bar has great views from floors 21-23.

Hilton Honors guests staying three nights or more will get a bonus of 5,000 points.

Sleep the key to Polaris class from United Airlines

United Airlines is going to overhaul its business class product and begin introducing a new Polaris business class from December.

From lounge to landing, the key to the new service will be sleep, the major thing that business travellers cited as vital to their travels.

The sleep-enhancing personal suites will have Saks Fifth Avenue custom-designed bedding, plush duvets, gel-cooled pillows, eyeshades, calming lavender pillow mist and other products from Soho House.

The food and beverage service will be upgraded and developed in partnership with the Trotter Project.

Airlines cancel flights over funds problems

Lufthansa says it is cancelling flights from Germany to Venezuela due to the difficulty in repatriating funds because of currency restrictions.

The South American carrier Latam has also cancelled flights. Hyperinflation in the socialist country is running at almost 500 per cent.

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) is working with airlines to try to free funds also stuck in Nigeria, where it is believed almost $600 million is owed. United Airlines has announced it is to stop flying to Lagos at the end of this month.

Iata says Sudan, Egypt and Angola are also blocking repatriation of airline funds.

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