News and notes from around the interweb:
- The most Spirit Airlines thing ever. Video shows a contract agent for Spirit Airlines finding a passenger’s carry on bag, prior to departure, and taking it away… dumping the passenger’s prescriptions. And it looks like revenge for a spat at the check-in desk.
The worker was seen “pocketing some of the contents” of the bag, and “co-workers participate in this” laughing and commemorating it on video.
The amazing thing is that the passenger was able to obtain airport security footage. Airlines have access to this all the time but passengers almost never do. And remember that there are cameras everywhere.
- This wasn’t on the aircraft, hence fantastic.
Huge Thanks to Jimmy, who sang to customers boarding all @united flights departing @DublinAirport today to celebrate St Patrick’s day. Customers and staff loved this special touch. @arvind_garcha @DJKinzelman @AshleyJBrown22 @DublinLive @LovinDublin @DUBsamUA pic.twitter.com/z4dONyCLvS
— Roger (@BerryRogerDUB) March 17, 2023
- I don’t buy that there was a fifth plane intended to be hijacked on 9/11, raided by the FBI where boxcutters were found, that has been hidden for two decades, going unmentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report.
- Is it ok for hotel employees to frequent a property’s bar? No, I don’t think they should drink to excess, doing shots in uniform. But drinking off property? Sure.
- Just like Brexit, a claim that the 1980 ‘October Surprise’ was hatched in an airport (NYT). Only passed along because it’s interesting to think of the things that have happened in the lounges you’re visiting.
However I find this claim a stretch, an 85-year old Democrat says he crisscrossed the Mideast telling leaders to tell Iran if they didn’t release hostages until after the 1980 election Reagan would give them a better a deal doesn’t mean the message ever got to the Iranians, or that they acted on the advice (or that the Reagan campaign even tacitly participated, if such a message were delivered)
Mr. Barnes recalled joining Mr. Connally in early September to sit down with Mr. Casey to report on their trip during a three-hour meeting in the American Airlines lounge at what was then called the Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport. An entry in Mr. Connally’s calendar found this past week showed that he traveled to Dallas on Sept. 10.
- Seemingly trivial, this is why daily bottled water is a written elite benefit in the Hyatt program.
Hotels, explained pic.twitter.com/kS9WcMZhGQ
— Trung Phan (@TrungTPhan) March 18, 2023