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San Francisco Airport to be named after Harvey Milk
Luton Airport welcomes new cafe
Mile High Speed Dating – TOWIE’s Lucy and Mario help singles to find love.
Ghost Town Airport gets new lease of life

San Francisco Airport to be named after Harvey Milk

Last week, we heard news that Birmingham International may be in for a rename, after Brummie-born King of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne. Now it looks like San Francisco Airport have similar plans in mind.


San Francisco’s airport has released news that they may be renamed after campaigner Harvey Milk. David Campos of the Board of Supervisors, has asked voters to approve the memorial of Milk, who was the first gay man elected to public office in the United States in 1977. His openness and call for others to do the same with their own sexuality, inspired a whole generation of activists. Sadly, Milk, along with Mayor George Moscone, was assassinated at City Hall just over  a year later.

His nephew, Stuart Milk, runs an international gay rights foundation in his uncle’s memory. He believes that the renaming of the airport would mark a milestone in gay rights campaigning, as flights to and from San Francisco International serve 68 countries where homosexuality is illegal.


He told one newspaper, “For young gay people in an illegal place looking up at a monitor and being able to point to this international airport named after an LGBT advocate, it gives them the green light to authenticity. It’s a major representation that (they) are being celebrated somewhere in the world in a high-level way.”

Plans are currently well under way and Campos said the San Francisco Board of Supervisors could vote on the amendment in as little as two weeks.

Luton Airport welcomes new cafe

Travellers who are flying via London Luton Airport will have a new reason to celebrate with the opening of a new Benugo Cafe. The deli and cafe will serve sandwiches  salads, snacks, fruits and coffee and will give passengers another great place to relax before jetting off to their destination.

Benugo Unit

London Luton Airport Commercial Director Rupert Lawrie commented “We strive to offer our discerning passengers variety and quality and are in the midst of implementing our strategy to offer high end desirable brands in our retail and catering mix. Benugo are among the first of many industry leading brands to join London Luton and we continue to look for new partners who will be the perfect fit for our evolving departure lounge.”

Find out more about holidays from London Luton Airport here. 

Mile High Speed Dating – TOWIE’s Lucy and Mario help singles to find love.

We’ve all heard the stories of people joining, or attempting to join the mile high club, but it’s not something airlines are usually into. Until now. UK low cost airline Jet2.com, is introducing mid flight speed dating from tomorrow.

Departing from Leeds Bradford International Airport, 100 sexy singles, 50 men and 50 women will fly to the ultimate city of romance: Paris. Each one secured their place by sending in a picture of themselves looking their most sultry and they each wrote a love essay on why they deserved to be there!

Of course, the singles won’t be left all on their own to pair off, the morning flyers will get lots of encouragement from The Only Way is Essex’s Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh. The TOWIE stars will be doing their best to help the singles discover if they’re flying with the love of their lives.

The group will test their dating skills on a love boat tour along the Seine and in an extra twist the most popular man and woman amongst the group will win a 5* star holiday with their chosen other half. It’s not clear yet if it has to be someone they meet in the air.

The ‘love flights’ are free and this one filled up fast. There is a second love flight planned from Manchester leaving on November 24, and if it’s successful, more flight plans for Valentine’s Day 2013.

You can check out some of the singles who’ll be boarding the love plane, on the Facebook page here. If you want to be in with a chance of finding a hot date on a future flight, email hottie@jet2.com.

Ghost Town Airport gets new lease of life

What to do with an abandoned airport? That’s what the owners of Ciudad Real transport hub were thinking up until very recently.

Built south of Spain’s capital Madrid, it was meant to be a huge rival to the city’s airport, but the business collapsed after three years amid the spiralling economic crisis. Now the airport has found a new use… in an unlikely place. Award winning film maker Pedro Almodovar will use the airport for his newest comedy, featuring none other than Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.

There’s now a life size model plane on the runway, for a scene of an emergency landing. The so called ghost town airport has seen little activity since it closed in May this year. It’s thought the airport, which is still staffed by a skeleton crew will not return to commercial use any time soon, but with Almodovar, who was born in the municipality of Ciudad Real, getting on board, you never know what the future holds.

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