That’s right, folks! There is growing speculation online that British Airways will use the 787 on its Washington route. It could replace the dated 767 aircraft currently being used on one of the three flights that fly to Dulles. If the speculation is true – and it may very well be, the move would be positive considering how other players have upped their game or entered the market. But don’t expect to see the new kid on the block until the end of the year. Anything sooner would be a surprise. In the meantime, check out the video below which shows off BA’s A380 interior. The aircraft will be deployed to LAX – unfortunately – later this year.
Dining: According to our friends over at PQ Living, Pret A Manger finally opens.
More Dining: Jefferson Hotel’s Quill is hosting a competition; which bartender can produce the best mixed drink using Heavy Water Vodka? Find out July 11th. – Washington Business Journal
Travel: Boston, Washington, and Chicago are thrown out as possible destinations for service by British Airways from London City airport. The Internationalist contacted the BA press office in NY, but they claimed “nothing is in the pipeline.” – Breaking Travel News
Public Art: The Gallery Place-Chinatown metro station will receive piece of art by Martha Jackson Jarvis containing four panels showcasing classical Chinese imagery. – Greater Greater Washington
Grooming: Guys ditch the traditional bar soap and lather up with shower gels. Guys in other countries have ditched bar soap for years. It took us a decade to catch up with them. – NPR
Funny and Random: College students don’t study that much anymore. Why? Here are eight possible theories, including “professors don’t give a good crap” and “students kant reed gud.” We wonder who will serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations 50 years from now because this bunch ain’t bright. – The Atlantic Wire
Event: Asia After Dark at the Freer Gallery of Art. (July 15, 6:30 pm) – Washington Post