Post Office Memo Bans Money Orders for Gift Cards and New Condiments for United Cheeseburger

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  1. Crap. Typo above. I meant NOW. The usps computers are now hard coded to prevent gift cards. Sorry.

  2. I believe that’s the buy-onboard burger for economy, which is available for first class in lieu of meals served. And Sir Kensington condiment is good – it’s the same ketchup served at Andaz 5th Avenue.

  3. As always, your “facts” about the Mideast airlines are only opinions rooted in your bias. All the Etihad cutbacks show is that even an autocratic regime with fistfuls of cash can only afford to lose so many billions on an unprofitable airline. This is not surprising — I’ve been predicting it for years while others like you cheerlead — because everyone eventually runs out of money when they have a bad business model. Etihad’s new CEO is obviously under orders to stem some of the bleeding. With AA not willing to codeshare, the bleeding on this route was going to get worse. I’m certain there will eventually be other cutbacks as well.

  4. @iahphx it directly rebuts the claim literally made by the US airlines that they spend without regard to economics (tell that to air berlin and alitalia which they walked away from).

  5. “Sir Kensington is pretentious garbage.”

    I agree. It’s overly sweet and not nearly tomato-y enough. The best ketchup is actually Muir Glen from Whole Foods.

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