A Roundup of 2018’s Travel Related April Fools’ Jokes

Apr 1, 2018

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Some people love April Fools Day, while others can’t stand it. Regardless of your feelings on the matter, it’s a holiday that’s become tough to avoid, especially in recent years as companies have gotten in on the joke with their own online pranks.

With April 1 falling on a Sunday in 2018, we didn’t see quite as many airlines and hotels pulling April Fools jokes as we did last year — a fact that some folks will greatly appreciate. But if you were thumbing through social media during the weekend, you may have run into one of these bits from several travel companies you know.

An Unparalleled View From Emirates SkyLounge

Tired of those little airplane cabin windows? Emirates promises its new 777X SkyLounge will feature “unmatched aerial views and unparalleled luxury.” Has the airline double checked if Boeing is on board with this concept?

Virgin Australia Launches In-Flight Spin Classes

The airline says you’ll even earn Virgin Australia frequent flyer points for every kilometer you cycle, so “the harder you spin, the more you’ll grin.”

Southwest Launches Its Own Proprietary Version of Alexa

With voice assistants showing up in kitchens and living rooms across the country, it’s no surprise that Southwest would try to get in on the action with SWAlexa.

Forget Airbnb, Now You Can Just Share a Stranger’s Bed With ShareBED

Lucid Mattress might not be a travel company, but it’s ready to compete with both Airbnb and the hotel heavyweights.

Nervous About Flying? DFW Airport Has a New Therapy Chameleon

Just hang on a second, he’s here somewhere

Walt Disney World Introducing Kale Churros

According to the theme park company, it’s invented a new food that’s “one part kale, one part churro, equal parts amazing.”

Kale Churros | Walt Disney World

We invented a new kind of churro. For when you want salad and dessert at the same time. #WaltDisneyWorld

Posted by Walt Disney World on Sunday, April 1, 2018

Aviation News Website AirlineGeeks Buying Its Own Boeing 737 MAX 8

The site is made up of an all-volunteer staff of 25 members, which explains why the plane will only need “six business class seats in a 1-1 configuration and ten EconomyExtended® seats in a 2-2 configuration.”

Hong Kong Airlines Launches Roasted Duck and Barbecue Pork Cart

We’re definitely going to need a few more of those little packaged wet-naps.

New Elite Priority Pass Benefit For the NYC Subway

And finally, if you stopped by The Points Guy early on Sunday morning, you might have read about the new Priority Pass perk for New York City commuters…

Gotta give those folks at Priority Pass some credit — they’re thinking outside the box.

Featured image by Ildo Frazao/Getty Images.

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