News and notes from around the interweb:
- TIL: Bob Six was CEO of Continental Airlines from 1936 to 1980. Continental operated out of terminal 6 at LAX, and phone numbers there all were formatted 213-646-6XXX. Bob Six’s office phone number in the 1970s was 646-6666.
- Airport Rangers ride horses around the perimeter of Houston’s Intercontinental airport security volunteers who come and go as they please on no set schedule.
- Why is wifi so bad on Amtrak (and Megabus)
- San Antonio airport Hilton received an actual failing grade from the health inspector. They needed a 79 to get a C and received a 67.
- Venice to charge tourist entry fee for short stays when you tax something you get less of it, and that’s the idea here, they’re targeting cruise ship day trippers and should be 3 to 5 euros but could go as high as 9 euros during peak summer periods. This is expected to start summer 2019.
- That time a rapping flight attendant introduced Southwest Airlines financial statements at the carrier’s annual meeting. (Here’s one of the safety raps that made him famous.)