News notes from around the interweb:
- Booking hotels through the Mastercard portal can be a great way of finding mistake rates
- BWI airport bought robots to give passengers directions and take parking payments but the robots weren’t compatible with the airport’s network and were never deployed. They were purchased without a competitive bidding process, in apparent violation of law. (By the way here’s the strange story of how ‘BWI’ got those letters in the first place.)
Credit: BWI Airport
- Woman sues Marriott claiming Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center made her sign a ‘no party policy’ agreement, while not asking white guests to do the same.
- Somehow I hadn’t ever seen this episode of The Twilight Zone about a Boeing 707 whose ground speed increases rapidly, taking the plane back in time. When they arrive in 1939 there’s no Idlewild airport, no FAA, and the runway at (what would later be called) LaGuardia was too short for them to land.
- Such an amazing train wreck of a conspiracy theory, I couldn’t look away. (HT: @jonostrower)