[Roundup] Someone Found $40,000 Worth Of Jewelry In An Airport Restroom, And Found The Owner

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Week-over-week TSA checkpoint traffic down 191,072. Ech of the last 7 days had fewer people traveling than the week prior, yet total travelers held steady at 36% of prior year travel even as U.S. reported Covid-19 cases rose. (TSA checkpoint throughpoint has been our best daily proxy for actual passengers traveling, though it is not directly measuring only passengers.)
  • The American Express Centurion lounge in Miami re-opened today with reduced 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. hours.

    Credit: American Express

  • This is officially the dumbest airline recovery idea yet: require people marrying a non-citizen to take extra flights to subsidize airlines. Anti-immigrant group wants to eliminate the K-1 visa, so they frame it as airline relief. I suppose it’s not that different from framing CARES Act airline subsidies as ‘payroll support’. (HT: Dan R.)

  • How Kristen Bell travels during the pandemic

  • Someone left $40,000 worth of jewelry in a Dallas Fort-Worth airport restroom, and the person who found it returned it.

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  1. Someone found a diamond encrusted Last Supper medallion or belt buckle in an airport bathroom and thought: What would Jesus do?

  2. Shocked that there is an actual story about Kristen Bell and Gary didn’t use it to re-post the photo of them together. 😉

  3. Whether or not the jewelry is hideous (yup, I tend to agree), or worthless, it’s a very kind thing the finder did. Not everyone would take the time to do something nice. One man’s trash….

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