Eugene Volokh offers his thoughts on the What Would Jesus Drive? ad campaign: Carpenters, I imagine, find larger cars — whether pickups or SUVs — pretty useful.
It looks like big changes are in store for Delta’s frequent flyer elite qualification scheme. Details will be forthcoming tomorrow. There will be an increased emphasis on revenue to the airline over just number of miles flown. Two things to note — First, at this point it isn’t clear whether there will be a separate, new track based on revenue or a replacement for mileage-based elite status. Second, this apparently applies only to earning elite status and has nothing to do with earning frequent flyer miles that can be redeemed for awards.
Trapped man survives for six days on Taco Bell sauce.
Dan Pink repeats an important factoid from The Economist: In Europe, more people now send and receive short-text messages on their phones than use the Internet. . . . This year, users of mobile phones around the world passed the 1 billion mark. The number of mobile phones is now greater than the number of fixed-line ones.
Aargh. You know, I spend a few days out of town.. and a couple days out of the country (admittedly on a $150 first class round trip ticket to Puerto Vallarta).. and I miss out on a British Airways fare glitch ($20 round trip). Sorry for letting my dear readers down by not making it available to y’all in time.
50,000 tickets on sale for 1 Euro between 11 European cities.
Need to top off that mileage account? Try falling asleep. A woman who fell asleep on a flight from Newfoundland fell asleep .. and didn’t wake up during landing or during boarding of the planes next flight … and wound up in London. Air Canada flew her home and credited her with the extra miles she flew.
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A new meaning to transubstantiation, or the greatest pickup line ever? A priest convinced young girls who were preparing to become nuns that they should engage in sex acts with him — because it would really be having sex with Christ himself. Wish I had thought of that one!
Patient sues his doctor for leaving in the middle of surgery to go to the bank.