News and notes from around the interweb:
- Professional bull rider has his bag stolen from the Corpus Christi Holiday Inn
- Not travel: don’t forget that even if you take the standard deduction you can still take up to a $300 charitable deduction this year so consider a year-end gift to charity. (And those who do itemize can deduct up to 100% of their adjusted gross income in the current year, rather than facing the usual limits.)
- Two Travel Giants Raised $4 Billion to Ride Out the Pandemic. Only One Needed It. Booking.com mostly takes reservations and earns commission, while Expedia’s business model is focused more on prepaid hotels. They take your money and needed to raise debt to support refunds. In other words they’re selling hotels and normally hold cash for around 50 days. In the meantime they’re spending the money and selling more hotel bookings. Some might even call Expedia a ponzi scheme?
Expedia Dancers Take Money From New Reservations To Pay Hotels For Earlier Bookings? Flickr: Juggernautco
- Singapore Airlines new short haul economy meals
- Etihad pilots have to move into company-provided housing instead of having their rent covered elsewhere with all of Etihad’s layoffs, they have excess housing they’re already paying for.
- Just watch.
— Ryan Patterson (@diecastryan) November 21, 2020