News and notes from around the interweb:
- Better than Alitalia domestic flights: The federal government paid over $100,000 in transportation costs within Italy when Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump went on vacation this summer. I know that booking Italian trains from English websites generally costs more than buying locally, but that still seems high.
- American Express sells its prepaid technology to Incomm, “AmEx will remain the network and issuer for the cards following the deal, but InComm will handle distribution and customer service”
- Vueling is transitioning their loyalty program to Avios
- TSA denies most reimbursement claims “for lost, damaged or stolen items” — you didn’t expect the TSA to compensate you when their employees steal things, did you? Otherwise what would be the point of stealing in the first place?
- And they see nothing wrong with this:
The pat-down, done over her clothes, explored her breasts, crotch and buttocks.
“I did not imagine that she would ask me a few times to spread my legs wider and in fact touch my vagina four times with the side of her hand,” MacFarlane later wrote in a complaint to the TSA.
…“The description of (her) screening is consistent with TSA (standard operating procedure) for alarm resolution,” TSA wrote.
- ANA is introducing sake in economy. That’s 7 years after attempting to offer draft beer.