News and notes from around the interweb:
- A third of consumers with credit files had debts in collection last year. This game is not for you unless you pay off your cards in full each month, and don’t cause yourself to spend more than you otherwise would.
- Delta really is offering a robust inflight product these days. I love that, not that I want to fly Delta, but because it makes it hard for American to adopt US Airways-style soft product standards as those two carriers merge.
- The Supreme Court of British Columbia struck down rules that prohibited pharmacy patients in the province from earning points on non-government funded pharmacy prescriptions.
- The hotel food delivery scam
- Visiting Thailand? Some provinces are beginning to enforce the rule that foreigners carry valid ID with them at all times. So be sure to bring your passport if you head to a beach outside your resort..
- Not sure what it is about American service to Haiti. They’re adding a second destination there, Northern coast city Cap-Haitien from Miami. American serves Port-au-Prince from both Miami and the unlikely Fort Lauderdale, and both Port-au-Prince flights are exception markets to provide meals despite their short distance.
- Virgin Atlantic made an emergency landing to save a passenger when some of his $67,000 worth of swallowed cocaine burst in his stomach. The passenger lived, and was fined a mere $800.