News and notes from around the interweb:
- TV studio in Austin couldn’t get anyone in on Christmas morning to do makeup, so I had a really red face talking about getting the best travel deals and the value of miles in 2016 on Fox News America’s News HQ yesterday morning.
- Baggage fees are one of the most hated things about airline travel. No less so for Miss World Trinidad & Tobago, who lacked funds to pay $700 in checked baggage fees on departure from China. It wasn’t a first or second checked bag fee, though.
The baggage, relative Renata Singh says, contains Miss World Trinidad and Tobago sponsored items that have to be returned to the sponsors.As such, the luggage cannot be left in China.
- The 747’s Final Chapter: A Plane Meant To Be The Proletariat’s Bus Became The Icon Of An Era
- Man chokes woman in Austin airport security line. They do say my home town is ‘weird’.
An arrest affidavit says Chapman told a police officer that “he was the son of God and he was told to take the devil to hell.” Chapman also told the officer he felt “a bad vibe” from the woman.
- How many airlines does Delta really run? Five.
- Interview – Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional SVP, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimization & Aeropolitical Affairs
- TSA transparency activist seeks injunction against mandatory full-body scanners (HT: Paul H.)