News and notes from around the interweb:
- The TSA wants to be armed. In Virginia, the director of the charitable gaming commission used to be armed until my then-boss was appointed to its board and pushed to eliminate this militarization. The TSA doesn’t need its own armed force — there’s already an on-scene armed force in the form of police.
- The Venetian and Palazzo are being sued over resort fees. While consumers kvetch about well-disclosed checked bag fees, hotels engage in perhaps the most egregious deceptive pricing practice in travel.
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- The airline flight that carried more drugs than people. (HT: Idir)
- In light of the Germanwings tragedy, Norwegian now requires two crew members in the cockpit at all times. Lufthansa will too. As will Air Malta and easyJet. One benefit of this change is it should forestall the otherwise-inevitable call from pilot unions for a return to 3-person cockpits.