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  1. Yes, it opened (briefly) in late February, and I had a chance to visit a few days later. Amex just announced that they will be slowly reopening lounges starting in early October, but a reopening date hasn’t been set for CLT.
  2. Thanks for the unintended 90s Erykah Badu flashback, tarhoosier!
  3. AA is also adding FSD (Sioux Falls, SD) 1x daily on a PSA CRJ-700 starting 11/4. A seasonal RAP (Rapid City, SD) flight has been around for a couple years, but I don’t remember any previous CLT-FSD flights. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/293451/american-airlines-w20-north-america-network-additions-as-of-30aug20/
  4. Nice to get this route back seasonally! I just returned from a 30-day working vacation in Mexico, including a long weekend stay in Puerto Vallarta and neighboring Sayulita on the Riveria Nayarit. Pro Tip: If you’re on the west coast of Mexico, don’t let the US Department if State’s Do Not Travel warning scare you away from Mazatlan (in Sinaloa) or Acapulco. Both are beautiful, and I couldn’t have felt more safe, even after dark. Plus everything is cheaper, the food is better, and you actually feel like you’re in Mexico.
  5. Are they going to project their logo into the night sky like a Bat, I mean Bank, Signal? That would be pretty cool, except... does purple light help you sleep? I already get the glow from the light sabers through my bedroom window.
  6. Don’t hate on Boise! It actually has a nice little skyline is a great town . And fun fact: it has the largest concentration of Basques in the US.
  7. I think this would be a great way for BofA to spend some of the $1B it has committed to advancing racial equality and economic opportunity. Subsidize rent and/or provide low/no interest loans to small and minority-owned businesses to create a diverse retail destination (and small farmers market!) in the shadow of their world HQ building.
  8. The types of financial services jobs in Charlotte DO NOT generate any meaningful international travel demand. Folks here make a good living supporting domestic consumer and small business banking operations and doing back office work (things like risk, compliance, legal, technology, HR, etc.), but those aren’t jobs that often require domestic travel, much less international travel. I think Charlotte will continue to add those types of jobs, but that will not get us non-stops to any global financial centers that are not already served from CLT. With modern technology that allows global teams to engage virtually (I talk to my teammates in APAC, EMEA and LATAM daily), banks are not going to buy enough business class seats to send employees from cost centers (vs. profit centers) halfway around the world for face-to-face meetings to make non-stop flights viable. Any additional international service we get once air travel recovers post-COVID will be due to AA’s prioritization of CLT as a low-cost connecting hub and the introduction of long range narrowbodies that make service to secondary European leisure destinations feasible, not because Charlotte has emerged as a global financial hub.
  9. Sounds like a perfect spot for Inlivian. Land swap?
  10. Not necessarily. I live in said former brothel, and one of my former neighbors was briefly a side hustler.
  11. We can’t conflate these two things. Although equally tragic, murder committed by an officer of the law sworn to serve and protect is more egregious. However, that does not mean that murder of innocent people by any perpetrator should be met with less than equal outrage. Systemic racism absolutely is a major problem and perpetuates much of this violence through suppression of opportunities for people of color (and other minorities - let’s not forget the LGBTQIA+ community, including those who also happen to have a darker skin tone or different hair texture), but it doesn’t absolve anyone of their personal responsibility to be a decent human being. No excuses. Politicizing our problems only makes them worse. We need to stop blaming each other and instead start learning from one another; come to the table for courageous conversations without fear of judgment or repercussions; recognize that, as imperfect humans, none of us are completely part of the problem nor totally part of the solution; and, most importantly, respectfully hold each other accountable for achieving the progress we all want and need to heal.
  12. I have a feeling this isn’t the full story.
  13. This is the most offensive redevelopment proposal I’ve seen in a long time. Replace a historic Art Deco high rise with a cheap mid rise on Tryon St? Plus how many more affordable units could be built just Uptown where land is cheaper? People should be up in arms. What can we do to make sure this doesn’t happen?
  14. All affordable housing or market rate with affordable mixed in?
  15. I thought this is going to be closer in height to Hearst/Truist?
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