News and notes from around the interweb:
- The Department of Homeland Security is now crowing that all states are now REAL ID compliant. First, this refers only to states, there are US territories they are still harassing with this (American Samoa, Mariana Islands). Second, many states are not in actual compliance and DHS simply has chosen to ignore it. The major item of non-compliance is uploading drivers license data into a national database, something half of states still do not do. But what’s a little statuatory language these days when pursuing a political victory?
- Marriott LaGuardia is housing the homeless, but they have to use the back door a weird stance, if they take the business shouldn’t they take the business?
- United foreign base flight attendants being furloughed United is closing Tokyo Narita, Hong Kong and Frankfurt bases, suggesting that flight attendants can transfer to the U.S. but… only if they are work authorized in the U.S. United says their London base is overstaffed.
- How Delta is avoiding furloughs. Not pretty but better than the alternative.
- Buh bye.
My mom’s @Delta flight from Detroit to LA just turned around and went back to the gate because a passenger refused to wear a mask. Flight attendants announced masks are non negotiable! Thank you @Delta for putting passenger safety first! @LASpeech pic.twitter.com/vuMUl3fQVH
— Alexis Wiley (@AlexisWileyNews) September 13, 2020
- Customs put out a press release proud of themselves for confiscating counterfeit Apple AirPods, except they weren’t Apple products – just a rival company’s product. (HT: One Mile at a Time)
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CBP officers at JFK Airport recently seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods from Hong Kong, valued at $398K had they been genuine.
— CBP (@CBP) September 14, 2020