🇬🇷 Athens is bumping

And why turbulence is getting worse

Curated by Jon Kallus

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The pool at the Ranch Motel in San Antonio, Texas (The Ranch Motel / FT)

🔼 Perfume prices. Some popular scents are up more than 50% since 2015. Why? »»

🔽 Meal delivery firms. Deliveroo, Just Eat Takeaway, Delivery Hero, and Doordash collectively lost nearly US$20b over the past 7 years »»

💬 “People are gravitating back towards design-forward vintage hotels.” The magnificent rebirth of the American motel »» 

🛫 Athens is bumping. Here’s where to stay and play this summer »» And: The world’s most exclusive First Class is getting a new check in lobby at Paris CDG »»

👗 Proenza Schouler made a Vans' slip-on very puffy —and very luxe »» More »»

🤖 GPT-5 is coming. Apparently, Microsoft’s CEO has already played with it »»

💎 A Point Piper (Sydney) mansion called Wingdal is aiming to be Australia’s first A$200m property »»

Flying private may be cheaper than you think. Click through and scroll down to browse a continually updated list of discounted, empty leg routes across Europe and North America

Fly privately from Paris to London next month with 5 of your friends for £640 each »»

The old school SoHo (New York) institution Raoul’s, where the cast of SNL used to roll up for dinner at 1 AM, remains one of New York’s best restaurants (Raoul’s / Condé Nast Traveller)

Chinese travelers are opting for lower-cost domestic destinations over foreign tourist spots »»

New York’s 32 best restaurants »»

PayPal is building an ad network based on your Venmo data »»

Meanwhile: Media firms are moving away from The Deal »»

American Airlines shares tumbled 15% as its sales strategy looks to have backfired »»

Meanwhile: This new business class suite concept features a bonkers 45-inch, curved personal movie screen »»

And: Why plane turbulence is getting worse »»

Cult LA food market Erewhon and capsule label Sushi Club are launching a curated Bento Box by chef Nobu Matsuhisa »»

The inconvenient truth about Tuscany’s stellar Cabernet Franc »»

OpenAI signed 100,000 PwC employees up to ChatGPT’s enterprise tier. PwC is also now ChatGPT’s first resale partner »»

Also: Indonesia has more than 700 languages. Can AI save them? »»

timeOS is an AI-powered new tab page that promises to help you prepare for your next meeting: hover over events to get relevant context from Gmail, past notes, and LinkedIn »»

All the AI features Apple is planning to roll out this year »»

And: Apple’s opening its first store in Malaysia. The brand’s Asian expansion continues »»

Finally: The Porsche 911 is going hybrid »»

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