News notes from around the interweb:
- The end of Las Vegas as we know it.
Probably shouldn't share what a guest said he overheard a Bellagio cocktail waitress saying to a co-worker, but here it is: "It looks like we're gonna start charging out there [on the slot floor] in six months." Related: We don't just pull this stuff out of our butt, you know. pic.twitter.com/QDCg8oaiYw
— Vital Vegas (@VitalVegas) February 9, 2020
- American Airlines flight attendants are unhappy with profit sharing payouts that are far below what their counterparts at Delta and Southwest receive and have made up bag tags to get out their message. These bag tags appear to me to violate section 8 of the new uniform and image standards in effect come March 2 when the airline launches its new uniforms.
I fully expect that flight attendants will get in their new contract what mechanics received, sharing of 10% of the first $2.5 billion in profits and 20% after that. The problem is that American Airlines isn’t as profitable as competitors.
- China paying people with coronavirus to go to the hospital – or to turn in people who are sick.
According to an official Fangxian County notice, anyone who is sick and reports themselves to a hospital can expect to be paid.
Patients who have a fever and turn themselves in will receive 1,000 yuan ($142).
But officials and other interested parties are also being offered cash incentives if they catch anyone with a fever. For each person with a fever who is reported by an official or citizen, there is a reward of 500 yuan ($71).
- At New York JFK the ‘runway’ is a fashion show
- Most of these travel tips I agree with. Uber to the airport so you can work in the back seat. Get your dry cleaner to fold your shirts instead of putting them on a hanger, much better for packing. Don’t worry too much about wrinkling pants and jacket. Travel light, take non-stop flights, and earn elite status. And if you’ve never missed a flight you’re spending too much time in airports.