News and notes from around the interweb:
- This is one of the things I really do love from United Airlines. Last year United rolled out ConnectionSaver to help customers make connecting flights when their inbound aircraft is delayed. 25% of United’s flights are expected to arrive 10 minutes early so their computers will decide when it makes sense to hold a flight for connecting passengers.
Winter weather can sometimes make tight connections even tighter ! 🌨 🛬🏃🏼♀️🛫🌨One day this week United held flights for more than 2,100 customers thanks to our ConnectionSaver technology. This is what “Innovating for our Customers” looks like 👇 pic.twitter.com/TIgLRukCWQ
— Linda Jojo (@ljojo) February 13, 2021
- Newark airport is preparing to replace its 1996-built monorail with a new Airtrain
- Financial forgery lab discovered inside a guest room at Vdara Las Vegas
- TSA confiscates man’s Valentines gift of bat-shaped throwing stars.
A man was caught by @TSA at Richmond Int'l Airport with these 3 bat-shaped throwing stars, (also known as batarangs) with razor-sharp blades as wings. Said he got them as a gift for his wife! A Valentine's Day gift?! Perhaps he should just opt for traditional red roses instead.🌹 pic.twitter.com/er0wacJAU4
— Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) February 11, 2021
- Pre-departure Covid-19 testing for domestic flights would be mostly useless (shutting the barn door after the horse is out, pushes people to travel by car which is more dangerous, and people still do travel and spread virus). Still, the CDC was pushing for it. Once the White House rejected the idea, the CDC said they’re not recommending it.
This is politicizing ‘science’ but response to a public health crisis is political because it involves tradeoffs, which ‘the science’ is poorly equipped to manage.