How Airline Boarding Spreads Disease and Has DB Cooper Finally Been Identified?

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Bottlenecks during the airline board process spread disease giving new meaning to the term ‘gate lice’.

  • Uber vs. Taxi: A Driver’s Eye View (HT: Marginal Revolution)

  • I grew up as a business traveler expecting to see mice in United’s Red Carpet Club at Washington Dulles, not in a British Airways lounge at Heathrow.

  • Southern California man accused of being DB Cooper, the man who hijacked a Northwest flight in 1971 and parachuted out midflight with a ransom never to be found, by a team of 40 volunteers including retired law enforcement investigators. The man “has offered strange denials that raise more questions than they answer.”

  • A TSA agent pulled his best Jay Baruchel impersonation with actress Brie Larson and it didn’t go over well.

    Here’s a hint for the TSA: Alice Eve would have a harder time refusing the advance. And either way, your colleagues can give her a secondary.

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  1. Airports are like islands built in the middle of fields with tons of trash, food, tunnels and hidden spaces to hide. Of course mice and rats will be in airports. I would assume the older and the bigger the more mice or rats you will have (but maybe not see).

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