News and notes from around the interweb:
- Expedia won’t charge commissions on resort fees. Message to hotels, deceptive anti-consumer practices are A-OK with us. (Indeed here’s how Expedia made the craziest resort fee ever even worse.)
Expedia Dancers Won’t Help Consumers Compare Full Pricing Of Accommodations. Flickr: Juggernautco
- Air India pilot suspended for shoplifting in the Sydney airport. This after their director of flight safety failed breathalyzers and airline executives stole the Indian flag carrier’s art.
- Japan Airlines is serving a teriyaki burger in coach on US routes. I bet it’s better than American’s domestic first class cheeseburger.
- Caesars, which Carl Icahn has been pushing to sell, is being acquired by Eldorado Resorts for $8.5 billion at a 30% premium to Friday’s close and about a 50% premium since Icahn’s team took board seats three months ago. They’ll keep the Caesars name. We’ll see whether this affects those Wyndham -> Caesars status matches.
- The new Hawaiian Airlines check-in lobbying getting blessed.