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Oddities: live at InterContinental Berlin, Microsoft Teams backgrounds, who is C F Frost?

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Some slightly odd news in brief:

Move in to InterContinental Berlin!

Hotels are having to be creative to generate revenue at the moment.

A friend sent me this advertisement from Facebook, translated by Chrome hence the slightly broken English.  InterContinental Berlin is letting out its rooms on six week tenancies.

It seems to be room-only, unsurprisingly.  What I don’t fully understand is who is being targetted here, unless it is people who are no longer enjoying lockdown with their current companions!  Click to enlarge:

Rent a room at InterContinental Berlin

Looking for a Microsoft Teams background?

If you use video conferencing software Microsoft Teams as part of your job, you may know that it recently introduced a new feature – copied from Zoom – to allow you to set your own background image when talking.

On the British Airways board at Flyertalk, this thread has been suggesting the best Business Class seat images you may want to use.  If you’re the sort of person who would go for this, I recommend having a read.  There are some good images you can save to your Teams or Zoom profile.

Avios bookings and British Summer Time

This has come up a lot in reader emails in the last two weeks so I just want to drop it in as a reminder.

Avios flights on British Airways are available for booking from midnight GMT at 355 days before departure.

We are no longer in GMT – it is now British Summer Time.  This means that Avios tickets only become bookable at 1am.  Don’t, as many readers have done, look for seats at midnight and then give up quickly, assuming that you missed them.

Who is C F Frost?

Things you never knew you never knew ……

And finally …..

“Charles F. Frost was an Oglivy & Mather advertising executive who worked on the American Express account in the 1960s, and his name was kept alive by being featured on credit cards displayed in ads for American Express.”

Thanks to Nick for this, from Adweek.

Comments (40)

  • Sussex Bantam says:

    Miles and More gift cards appear to be back in stock (not sure if this is new news or not) and I just redeemed my orphan points for Amazon vouchers.

  • Spaghetti Town says:

    I’d be embarrassed having a picture of a business class seats as my teams background. I’d never hear the end of it.