Nothing says “ambiance” like a cocktail lounge and hostel at an old prison where inmates drowned and were tortured.But if that’s your thing, then you’re in luck!
Plus, is Southwest Airline’s incoming CEO going to change the airline’s two-free-checked-bags policy?
Those are some travel headlines I thought you, too, may find interesting.
A Cocktail Bar — Behind Bars?
Like some people, I’m fascinated by macabre subjects. I possess a dark sense of humor. But even this made me go, “Wow, really?”
The Sun reports that a “creepy abandoned” prison in Santo Stefano, Italy, is set to become a tourist attraction, a la Alcatraz.
“It was formerly used to house prisoners especially during the 1930s and 1940s led by the Fascist government,” writes The Sun‘s Kara Godfrey, “and it’s creepy past saw those who were taken there tortured, and the few who tried to escape drowned.”
But this renovation is kicking things up a few notches. Plans include a performing arts space, hostels, and a cocktail bar. (Will cemetery view rooms will be an upcharge?)
Will Bags Still Fly Free?!
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly is stepping down. USA Today asked his successor, Robert Jordan, what changes the new boss will implement — specifically, about the airline’s famous two-bags-fly-free policy.
You can breathe easier, LUVers.
“I will say emphatically that we will not charge for bags,” he said. “And there will be no (ticket) change fees.”
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