News and notes from around the interweb:
- New elite benefits for Best Western Rewards
- Are Uber wait times getting worse?
- One month after 9/11 Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) saw a huge opportunity for federal pork projects: “”It’s an open grab bag, so let’s grab.”
Now that the President is talking about major federal infrastructure spending, the CEO of Dallas Fort-Worth airport has his hand out suggesting a need for $10 billion “in improvements to runways, taxiways and other parts of the airfield” even though according to Fort Worth’s mayor the airport doesn’t even have spending priorities at this point for that kind of money.
- Here’s what those white spirals inside airplane engines are for (HT: Sean O.)
- Aussies: minimum 500 Qantas miles for listening to a pitch on switching health coverage.
- Squawking 7700: In-flight emergencies from a pilot’s perspective
- From the March 13 issue of Airline Weekly, Beijing is poised to overtake Atlanta as the world’s largest airport by number of seats. Here’s data from scheduled second quarter operations: