What we’re reading: Washington Monument to reopen in May, opera at Sydney Harbour, Delta launches international Wi-Fi

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Washington Monument to reopen in May

The National Park Service announced that the Washington Monument will reopen in May after nearly three years of reconstruction.

The $15 million restoration project took nearly three years to complete. The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall are planning to host a reopening ceremony at 10 a.m. ET on May 12.

Public tours will begin that day at 1 p.m., and tickets will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis that morning at the Washington Monument Lodge.

Opera lights up Sydney Harbour

If you’re an opera fan and will be in Sydney from now until April 13, head on over to the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Harbour sparkles as the 3rd annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (21 March – 13 April) opens with its spectacular water-top stage playing host to a new production of Madama Butterfly. Under the stars and on the water’s edge, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is the city’s grandest cultural event.

Delta launches international Wi-Fi access for customers on its 747-400 aircraft

Delta will equip flights 283 and 295 departing from Los Angeles and Atlanta to Narita Airport with Wi-Fi.

Customers can access Wi-Fi service with introductory pricing options that begin with one hour passes for laptop users as low as $14.00 and $8.00 for mobile users or a flight pass option, which will keep customers connected throughout their flight, starting at $24.95 for laptop users and $14.95 for mobile users. All of Delta’s 747-400 aircraft will have Wi-Fi installed by mid-2014.

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