News and notes from around the interweb:
- Japanese baseball superstar picking his US team based on Japan Airlines non-stop flights
- Boeing 787 still having battery problems
- Via ridesharing: $10 ride credit for trying what’s apparently the least expensive ridesharing option in Manhattan and Brooklyn. They tell you where to go meet a vehicle already on a route near you, important in Manhattan (I’ve waited interminably long for a ride share in New York due to traffic and one way streets) rather than coming to your door.
This is a reader’s referral code, Via is giving away prizes for referrals and he pledges to donate any he wins to charity. He also notes “when I am going from downtown to uptown I will often get a ride with them very cheap – like $5 or $6.”
- Perfectly normal speed tape freaks out passengers again
- With Steve Bannon gone from the White House the US-UAE Business Council (lobbying for Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar though representing 150 companies) says the White House won’t support dismantling Open Skies treaties however there’s still risk of legislative action.
- Two Seattle airport retail employees awarded $16 million for wrongful termination
- Boeing 737 MAX 90 degree takeoff: