News and notes from around the interweb:
- Hundreds stage protest in Hong Kong’s airport against alleged luggage privileges for Chief Exec Leung’s daughter
- New Zealand hotel bans lycra shorts to avoid “unsightly bumps and bulges” (HT: Alan H.)
- Did United claim that a 15 year old girl who said she was groped by an elderly man was partially to blame because of the clothes she was wearing? Wow.
‘The flight attendants and passengers also stated that you and your daughter were allowed to move to other seats several times, that Chelsea repeatedly moved in and out of her seat, crawling over the other customer who was attempting to sleep, and that your daughter wore extremely short shorts,’ the United Airlines said in a letter, obtained by News Corp.
- United’s lawsuit against Untied.com is finally going to trial. (HT: Tyler K.) Next up, a suit against @UnitedAirlanes?
- Yesterday I wrote about a woman kicked off a Southwest flight for asking a fellow passenger to change seats. The passenger had agreed to do so. It was an example of “Flying while Muslim.” What I hadn’t realized was that a similar incident happened on the same airline earlier in the week — removed from Southwest for speaking Arabic.
- Turkish Airlines wants to hire Saudi women as pilots
- San Francisco will require Uber and Lyft drivers to obtain business licenses. When I first moved to Austin I spent two weeks searching without success trying to figure out how to obtain a business license. I was beyond frustrated, until I figured out the lack of information was because I didn’t need one.