News and notes from around the interweb:
- United is adding a celebrity chef and mixologist for its clubs.
Celebrity chef Art Smith will contribute to menu planning and design, renowned mixologist Adam Seger will oversee upgraded spirits programs and bartender training, and Disney Institute will provide world-class hospitality training and support for all Sodexo employees working in United Club locations.
- Preferred Hotels iPrefer now gives out room upgrades at the base membership level.
- Uber driver confessions
- 30 years ago United took over Pan Am’s Pacific routes
- The Uber executives facing jail time in France because “you need to have a qualification and respect the rules.”