News and notes from around the interweb:
- Most airport noise complaints are bogus. Now people are automating the complaint process so they can submit hundreds of complaints with the push of a button.
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- During natural disasters airlines don’t raise prices, but planes fill up and last minute last seat availability is expensive. And then it spreads in social media.
— emenem (@enemer95) August 23, 2018
HAPPY TRAVELS! An @AlaskaAir employee took a couple minutes to entertain a little boy through the plane's window before the family's flight from @SeaTacAirport this week. ✈
(Video: Alana Andrews) pic.twitter.com/qOKsb0aGNt
— KOMO News (@komonews) August 24, 2018
- A couple of weeks ago I noted legacy Starwood hotels getting copies of the Book of Mormon and now the Associated Press has picked up on this too. They generally go in a drawer rather than a bathroom and Marriott has no problem removing banned booked from their hotels.
Some brands, however, are holier than others. Starwood’s 50 W hotels — one of the first chains to sell “intimacy kits” that include condoms — won’t get the books. Neither will the 140 independently owned Design Hotels, most of which are in Europe. Marriott’s youth-focused Moxy brand and its luxury Edition brand also don’t have the books in their rooms.
…Hotels in certain locations — such as Vietnam and Indonesia — also don’t have a Bible or a Book of Mormon because it might be considered inappropriate, Marriott said. In those places, hotels have the option to provide a card in the room that tells guests to call the front desk if they would like religious materials.
- Your seat mate’s neck pillow could be hiding a stash of cocaine
- The Emirates flight for people traveling between Edison, New Jersey and India