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News and notes from around the interweb:
- Air Canada charges man for ticket they never issued, refuses to issue refund until media got involved. (HT: Tommy L.) This reminds me of the US government bailout of General Motors, just on a smaller scale.
- Plastiq raises $27 million series C led by Kleiner Perkins. It may be reaching sufficient scale not to worry about shutdowns by payment networks. You can sign up and pay bills with a credit card you’d otherwise pay by check for a 2.5% fee. That’s great for generating card spend quickly.
- Thai Airways cancels and reschedules flights — in order to avoid lanterns
Thai Airways International will cancel two flights and bring forward the departure time of four other flights on the Chiang Mai route during the Loy Krathong festival later this week.
…The schedule change is for safety reasons as many northern provinces float lanterns into the sky during the Loy Krathong festival and New Year celebrations.
- “[T]here simply aren’t a lot of terrorists out there..why hasn’t there been another 9/11 since 2001?” It’s not because of the cunning of TSA.
- Was MH370 the victim of a fire, remaining on auto pilot until running out of fuel and crashing into the ocean? When this happened in 2014 my non-expert guess was an electrical fire.
“In the case of Sully, when he knew he was going into the water, you immediately extend the flaps to slow down the aircraft.
“The flaps basically proved that whatever happened to the airplane, it did hit the water with the flaps up, meaning no one was in control of it in that moment.”
- The US Copyright Office has agreed to re-open the case of the American Airlines logo deemed to lack even the barest minimal amount of creativity
- Oh my.
Flying Saudi Airlines and are part of their loyalty programme? Why not relax in their new club lounge for dismembers?
— Stansaid Airport (@StansaidAirport) November 19, 2018