News and notes from around the interweb:
- Travel booking site that divulges your personal details with a single click
- Nicosia international airport slowly falls to ruin
- American Express sues singer Tyrese for $61,071.35 in unpaid bills
- The rise and fall of air traffic
- LAX airport requires concessionaires and other companies operating on property to sign ‘labor peace agreements’ that encourage unionization. It was a proposal pushed by the Service Employees International Union. Airlines and retailers have challenged the rule in court, arguing it violates federal labor law (which preempts localities from passing their own rules covering unionization).
The federal 9th circuit court of appeals ruled that LAX was acting as a market participant rather than government regulator in adopting these rules. This has been appealed to the Supreme Court and the latest update is that the Court has asked the Trump administration to weigh in.
- Alaska Airlines is assigning letters to boarding groups and separating out first class ahead of elite boarding, but otherwise leaving things largely the same.
- White House cancels $24 million refrigerator order for Air Force One. This isn’t the kind of refrigerator you have in your kitchen. Air Force One carriers 3000 meals in case they need to feed people in the sky for four weeks.
- “I used points from my JetBlue JetBlack Platinum Silver Bronze Copper Mastercard, it’s made out of real copper it bends when you sit on it.” (HT: David D.)