What we’re reading: UA’s international Wi-Fi, cruise passenger bill of rights, Bill’s Gambling Hall to reopen


United rolls out Wi-Fi on overseas flights

United will be one of the airlines that will be offering Wi-Fi service for overseas flights.

More than half of the planes flown by U.S. carriers currently offer Wi-Fi onboard, but United and other airlines are planning to up the ante by offering satellite-based Internet service en route. This not only means faster speeds, but the ability to get online during overseas flights – something not previously possible using ground-based technology.

New York senator proposes cruise passenger bill of rights

Senator Charles Schumer of New York is proposing a cruise passenger bill of rights.

Schumer urges the cruise industry to adopt his proposed passenger bill of rights voluntarily, while calling on the Secretary of State and the International Maritime Organization to begin an investigation into the “problems with the ‘flagged’ countries of cruise ships that serve United States passengers.”

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall to reopen as Gansevoort Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment announced that Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall will reopen as Gansevoort Las Vegas next year.

The new property marks a partnership among Bill’s owner Caesars Entertainment Corp., the New York-based luxury hotel brand Gansevoort Hotel Group and nightlife mogul Victor Drai, whose eponymous after-hours nightclub has been a mainstay at the location for the past 15 years.