New and notes from around the interweb:
- DC metro is considering new technology to track riders in order to target ads
- In addition to the offer of 60,000 AAdvantage miles and a $99 companion ticket, the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard has an offer of 60,000 miles without the companion ticket but with a $0 annual fee the first year. (HT: Doctor of Credit) I value the companion ticket more than the $99 annual fee waiver personally but others will take a different view.
- Are co-pilots needed?
- This once-Etihad Airbus A319 is way cooler than anything seen on CNBC’s Cash Pad
- Not The Onion: A new UberEats service lets you eat in a restaurant. Now Lyft has launched a service to let you drive yourself.
Lyft is trialling a car-rental service in California, the company confirmed to Business Insider this week.
The service, which works much like a traditional car-rental, is available in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles. It also comes with a $40 credit to ride to and from the pickup location.
- This doesn’t even seem like a great way to smuggle since it really doesn’t scale. And who narc’d her out, anyway?
Following a tip-off, customs officials arrested a [..flight] attendant found to have brought in goods exceeding the limit of allowances to avoid tax payments. She had boarded a THAI flight from Italy.
TV Channel 3 reported that several brand-name products, such as belts and bags, were found concealed under the flight attendant’s clothing.