Hotel Owner Abducted, Forced To Withdraw Cash From Several ATMs

News notes from around the interweb:

  • Airline bailout money bolstering creditors, which one of you doubted that?

  • Wyndham-Caesars status match is back,

    Wyndham is announcing today the extension of our partnership with Caesars Rewards through the end of 2021. All perks remain intact-status match, 1:1 point transfer, ability to earn and redeem on bookings via Wyndham channels. …Members can take advantage of benefits by visiting

  • St. Croix hotel owner abducted and forced to withdraw cash from multiple ATMs. It would have been a better story if he were forced to refund resort fees.

  • Thai Airways will lay off 30% of its workforce in bankruptcy, those 6000 employees will all receive 10 months of pay.

  • Social distancing inside a big casino. And by the way Texas strip clubs can re-open Friday, performers must wear masks and private dancers must stay 6 feet from their customers.

  • Southwest Airlines will again offer snacks and drinks starting Friday, but no alcohol. Meanwhile United is introducing a drink and snack bag to replace drink and snack choice service however “limited quantities of canned soda, juice, and extra bottled water” will be boarded to accommodate requests.

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  1. Quarantine is taking its toll on you…another snide remark, this time about an abduction. Sheesh, you’re better than this.

  2. Knew you’d take heat re: the kidnap joke but I found it funny and within bounds.

  3. “It would have been a better story if he were forced to refund resort fees.” – Snarky but still the best quote of the week.

  4. I would have suggested kidnapper status gettting either of resort fee refund, free welcome drink in lobby bar or extra points. But i’ve been self isolating…

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