News and notes from around the interweb:
- Man brings prostitute back to his room at the Westgate Las Vegas, passes out, and she takes the $90,000 cash he showed her that was in a brown paper bag. He says he had the money with him to buy a house in Arizona and that he’d stopped in Vegas on his way. The man couldn’t pick the woman out of a lineup.
“He told officers he contacted a girl who had an advertisement posted on a website, picked her up and brought her back to his room at the Westgate,” police said.
During the rendezvous, the man bragged to the woman he was toting a lot of cash. They agreed he would pay her $100 for sex.
….Detectives inspected video surveillance footage showing the couple arriving at the hotel and the woman leaving the man’s room sometime later with a purse that is “heavier than when she arrived.”
- Boeing 747s Still Use Floppy Disks to Get Critical Software Updates
- Uber may shut down in California until November over whether their drivers are employees or contractors – if the state forces them to treat workers as employees, they say they’ll pause operations until a ballot referendum settles the matter on election day.
- Aeroplan infant awards have been a fantastic value in the current program but get even better in the new program: an infant ticket on an international award, including premium cabin awards on partners, is just CAD$25 or 2500 miles.
- United Airlines adding 17 non-hub routes to Florida when Scott Kirby ran US Airways the airline retreated from nearly every non-hub route they’d had. But with no business travel to speak up, they’ll try to pick up any leisure flying they can.
- More than 200 aviation companies double dipped into federal pandemic payroll aid I don’t know why anyone is shocked now that companies took CARES Act payroll support and also SBA PPP loans, I covered the airlines who did this a month ago, the Washington Post is just playing catch up.