News notes from around the interweb:
- Already complaints about the new terminal that will replace Washington National’s gate 35X
- Japanese are mocking an airline self check-in kiosk still running off of Windows XP I think they must not be familiar with American Airlines Gate Reader
- Portland passenger plugged his Playstation 4 into an airport display monitor he wanted a big screen for gaming. (HT: Paul H)
— Stefan Dietz 🏍️🌎 . 🚒 . 🔧 (@coyotetrips) January 17, 2020
- DC plans to deregulate taxis now that rideshares do 5 times the revenue as cabs.
- Guests Cheat to Ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland on Opening Day, Forging Fake Boarding Passes
- Amtrak wanted $25,000 to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs because too many passengers wanted to ride and they’d need to reconfigure a train. When called out on the new charges, which Amtrak used to absorb, they came up with an easy solution – the group just needs to split between two trains, three hours apart.
“With removal of seats, it can be quite costly,” the agent wrote. “In previous years, the removal of seats from the coach cars incurred fees that Amtrak absorbed … We understand and appreciate your loyalty with Amtrak. Going forward, we cannot continue to absorb these fees. These polices have changed nationwide as of 2019.”
- It’s a wing nut!
— Dan Gumpright (@dgumpright) January 17, 2020