News and notes from around the interweb:
- Miami warns Airbnb hosts they may be guilty of tax fraud
- Halfway there: A kickstarter to create a secure tablet and smartphone mounting for airplane seatbacks. And here I thought this was cool on a recent Qantas domestic flight:
- The Fidelity 50,000 mile signup bonuses may be going away. That would be sad if true, though so far we only have one report of an employee claiming this.
- While the worst thing that can happen to you as an unruly passenger might be rendition to a CIA black site or diverting to Istanbul and having the crew tell authorities you’re a Gülenist, certainly up there has to be this Ethiopian Addis Ababa – Beijing flight deciding to divert to Lahore, Pakistan to have a passenger arrested. (HT: @goodlotz)
Since the unruly passenger could not stop his disturbance, it was decided to offload him in the nearest station in the interest of flight safety and the comfort of the other passengers and in accordance with international regulation. The flight landed in Lahore and the unruly passenger was taken to custody by Pakistani law enforcement forces and paramedical unit. The flight resumed its normal journey and landed in its destination Beijing, China.
- Chelsea Clinton was appointed to the board of Expedia, and I don’t know what all the fuss is about. She’ll be paid $45,000 a year and received a $250,000 restricted stock grant. Little-known fact: Clinton is an expert on hotel distribution agreements and IATA’s BSP #notreally. Bear in mind she needs the money, her husband had to shut down his hedge fund, no one wanted to give him money anymore once they learned her mother wasn’t going to be President.
- Are too many Americans visiting New Zealand? (HT: Alan H.)