American Diverts to Denver So Passengers Can Use Bathroom While Pit Crew Blasts Out Poop

Dec 11 2017

This morning’s American Airlines flight AA662 from Charlotte to San Francisco had to divert to Denver so that passengers could use the bathroom. It’s not the first time a flight has had to do that this month.

The American flight makes for a crazy story, though. The pilot announced to passengers while over Kansas that they were going to divert because of a blockage in the lavatory system. The whole system was constipated.

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Flight Attendant Videotaped Eating Passenger Meals

Dec 11 2017

A flight attendant is seen (and taped) eating leftover passenger meals.

The person posting this to Facebook analogizes to a restaurant where the chef tastes the food before serving it to the customer to ensure it’s properly seasoned. Plus of course you know if the flight attendant is your food taster, and doesn’t die, the food’s safe.

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Only 9 Hotels are Moving Up or Down Hyatt Category This Year

Dec 11 2017

The new World of Hyatt program was a change to elite qualification and benefits, not really a change to earn and burn. And a year into that program there’s certainly some consternation, and there’s new leadership running loyalty at Hyatt.

In spite of record hotel occupancy Hyatt is tweaking very little for earn and burn, moving only 9 hotels up or down in category (8 up, 1 down).

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Four Online Shopping Bonuses, Four Thousand Miles

Dec 11 2017

I do as much of my shopping online as possible to earn shopping portal bonuses, you go online and click a link to a store to earn a rebate for the purchases you’ll make anyway. There are other ways to do this of course, for instance the MileagePlus X app lets you earn United miles for in-store purchases at participating merchants. But online is generally best.

Several times during the year however there will be bonuses that each of the major shopping portal offers. Want to know why they all have similar offers around the same time? Here’s some of the inner workings of mileage-earning shopping portals.

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UK’s Total Capitulation on Brexit Deal Saves British Airways

Dec 11 2017

Pro-Brexit forces in the UK have nearly completely folded in coming up with a transition deal.

The ‘win’ was saying they’d leave the EU, but in practice it won’t happen for many years (and the transition period could always get extended) while in the meantime they’re going to pay the EU, subject themselves to European regulation, and get a trade agreement.

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