News and notes from around the interweb:
- Airline Lobbyists launched a hash tag to shame the TSA over long lines. Only almost no one is actually using it other than to note that airline lobbyists want you to use it. (HT: Tnooz)
- Anthony Bourdain on why he never eats on planes and why room service is pathetic. He’s more right than wrong, but isn’t as right as he thinks he is. (HT: One Mile at a Time)
- Man charged with hacking United website, stealing vouchers, and selling them. He apparently contacted United in 2012 and offered to tell them about the vulnerability in their site in 2012 in exchange for $10,000 and first class international tickets. This was before United’s bug bounty program of course.
- Owners of Starwood hotel properties in Chicago and New York are suing over the Marriott merger. They won’t stop the merger, though.
- Emirates reported a $1.9 billion profit in their recently-ended fiscal year driven by lower oil prices.
- Uber’s David Plouffe, former Obama 2008 campaign manager, on the creation of a union-managed independent driver’s guild
- 12 Aeroplan myths