News and notes from around the interweb:
- I’ve often suggested Etihad’s investments in other airlines is as much about directing traffic through its hub at Abu Dhabi as earning a return. In fairness I should point out that under its direction Jet Airways has turned profitable.
- Opinion Miles Club will give you United miles if you own a gerbil or have posted bail for anyone in the past 30 days. (HT: Paul H.)
- The only club in Pattaya, Thailand that didn’t deserve to get raided (HT: Tyler Cowen)
One frail, elderly woman in a flowery blouse, leaning on a walking stick, was helped into the police van by a fellow bridge enthusiast as officers with shiny badges around their necks looked on.
“She’s a Dutch lady who is 84,” said Jeremy Watson, the 74-year-old organiser of the club who has spent much of his life in Thailand and settled in Pattaya, home to many European retirees.
- The drummer for the band The Tide really didn’t like his Intercontinental breakfast
- Turkish Airlines birdstrike:
- Open a hotel safe with a magnet and a sock. And the sock’s just for moral support. (Apologies, I lost whose Facebook feed I saw this on.)