News and notes from around the interweb:
- Qatar Airways now overflies Syrian airspace as a way of dealing with the blockage of their country led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
- Airports dedicate a ton of space to physical check-in. But why do passengers even need to check in? You buy a ticket, you’re getting on a plane unless you change your plans or no show. You need a boarding document, perhaps, to comply with airport security (but I’ve been through intermittent tests where TSA takes only your ID). Why not provide that at time of ticket purchase?
Dubai’s airport is planning for a future with no check-in desks and their CEO says the only challenge to overcome is checked luggage.
- I recall radio host Don Imus once talking about taking naked photos of his cat. Looks like the TSA does that, too.
An airline passenger carries her pet cat into a TSA full body scanner at Dulles International Airport.
(AP Photo/Cliff Owen) pic.twitter.com/UZebbQmdik
— Colin Campbell (@colincampbell) May 3, 2019
- If a TSA screener doesn’t know the respectful way to inspect an urn, get a supervisor to find someone that does.
- Choice Privileges promotion earn 5000 – 8000 bonus points after 2 stays
- PBS: Inside Uber’s team of PhD economists (HT: Marginal Revolution)