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Wanted Poster in San Francisco Chinatown Shames Airbnb Hosts

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The fight over whether property owners should be allowed to rent their homes on Airbnb was taken to another level recently in San Francisco, CA. These Wanted flyers have been posted around Chinatown and boldly post the photos and names of 12 individuals who are supposedly “destroying affordable housing for immigrant, minority, & low income families.” The…

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Delta Officially No Longer Largest Carrier at Memphis (MEM)

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The Memphis Business Journal  reports that American Airlines has taken over the title of largest carrier at Memphis International (MEM), a title held by Delta for years dating back to the days of the Northwest hub. American has increased flights by +35% over the last two years. In total, Memphis has added 86 flights since 2014 thanks…

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TripAdvisor: The Most Affordable Places to Travel 2016 in US/World

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Everyone always wants to see if they can maximize how far their dollar goes when they travel for vacation. To help, TripAdvisor just released their annual TripIndex Cities cost-comparison study. The index compared the cost of a 3 night trip during the peak summer travel period (June-September) in 39 tourist cities around the world. They factored in costs associated…

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Wider Seat Plane from Bombardier for Delta & Swiss – 19 Inch Middle Seats & Taller Bathrooms

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Bombardier’s CS-100 with a 3-2 configuration was on display at the Farnborough Airshow last week. The aircraft can accommodate 108-133 passengers with 18.5 inch wide seats, besides the middle seats which are 19 inches! Bombardier says that the aircraft offers almost 2 inches more room than similarly sized jets from Airbus and Boeing.  The CS-100 also offers…

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Disney Fires Then Rehires Intern Who Tweeted “Unethical” Gator Sign She Saw in Break Room, Employees Asked to Deny Knowledge of Alligators

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A Disney College Program participant (intern) became very uncomfortable after seeing a gator sign in a Walt Disney World break room less than 2 months after the death of a 2-year-old who was dragged into a lake. The sign asked employees to deny knowledge of gators in order to not scare guests. “If a Guest asks…

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Passengers “Drenched” in Urine After Man Pees on Them as They Wait to Leave Plane

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Passengers received an unexpected shower late last week when a 26-year-old man (who had snuck his own alcohol aboard an EasyJet flight) couldn’t hold it any longer. The flight from Copenhagen had just landed in Edinburgh when the man tried to leave the plane to use the restroom. As per the Daily Record, flight attendants asked him…

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Qatar to Acquire 10% of LATAM Shares, 49% of Meridiana Shares

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Wow, two announcements from Qatar within two days of each other at the Farnborough Air Show. On Tuesday Qatar announced their plans to purchase up to 10% of LATAM shares, while today they shared news of a 49% purchase of Italy’s Meridiana. LATAM PR: LATAM Airlines Group S.A., Latin America’s leading airline group, and world-class airline…

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