United Wants to Be as Good as Delta… Will Start Trying Next Year, TSA Screener Arrested for Sexual Assualt & W Tel Aviv

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  1. @Mark I did not say this was fixed chain-wide and for good, I relayed that they successfully addressed it at the properties identified at the time. I read Lucky’s post, including that he was raising the issue with Hyatt and would report back, so decided it wouldn’t be appropriate for me to step on his toes to ask after it myself. He found that one, he deserves to be able to chase it down and solve it. Just felt wrong to query that one myself. YMMV of course.

  2. You can’t make drastic changes to your schedule (like UA wants to do), oh, next week. You need lead time.

  3. I followed your link about “How you can wind up on the no fly list for nothing more than visiting the wrong country in the wrong year.” The story involved someone who converted to islam and travelled to Yemen to study arabic. That is hardly “nothing more than visiting the wrong country in the wrong year.” If we don’t see that as a sign of trouble, we are just deliberately blind to the obvious.

  4. W TLV has been going up for years. Was supposed to have been finished by now, but it keeps getting pushed back.

  5. LOL @AA’s “unfortunate chain of events”. Code speak “unfortunate chain of service failures”.

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