A baby born at 35,000 feet gets free airline travel for life

June 20, 2017

Baby on board.Image: David Pearson/REX/Shutterstock An Indian airline has given its youngest customer the ultimate birthday present. Jet Airways on Sunday said it awarded a free lifetime travel pass to a baby boy born during a flight from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to Kochi in southwest India. SEE ALSO: Airline to charge you a $30 fee to bring your baby onboard The boy is the first baby to be born in-flight for Jet Airways, a spokesperson confirmed by email. Pilots diverted flight 9W 569 to Mumbai …


Travis Kalanick, your Uber drivers don’t know you and they don’t really care

June 16, 2017

… things stuck out, like adhering to Vision Zero traffic rules, which require you drive no faster than 25 mph in the city, waiting for pedestrians before making a turn and “Sexual travel.” I asked him to repeat the term and then explain what it means. “You can’t deliver the prostitute. It’s prohibited,” he said. In other words, driving sex workers to sex jobs is a big no-no. Drivers like Zhejun and Firas simply don’t care about Kalanick and perhaps …


Want a U.S. visa? Please list your social media handles from the last 5 years.

June 2, 2017

… application parameters early last month as part of its initiative to follow through on the president’s promise for “extreme vetting” of those entering the United States. The new application isn’t as visible as the failed travel bans that the president has attempted to push through via executive orders but they could affect even more people. Reuters reports that State Department officials said they will request the additional information of applicants when it’s …


Flight delay? Get reimbursed with this clever app

June 1, 2017

woman at the airport. waiting hall. flight delay; Shutterstock ID 373732249Image: Shutterstock / Evgeny Bakharev When it launched in 2013, here.) The average claim is resolved in twoto threemonths, saidZillmer. And just asin its early days, the company will settle up with its customers by taking25 percent of any secured compensation. When claims require full-blown legal action, the cut jumps to 50 percentbut consumers are not required to pay out of pocket to be represented in court. No matter …


How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …


BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day – BBC News

May 29, 2017

In a statement, BA said its IT systems were moving “closer to full operational capacity”. Five key questions for BA Wedding on hold amid BA travel woes BA passengers ‘trying not to cry’ “We continue to make good progress in rebuilding our operation, following Saturday’s major IT systems failure which severely affected our operations worldwide,” it added. “At Heathrow, we have operated virtually all our scheduled long-haul flights, though the …


Trump’s 1st foreign trip: 5 takeaways

Taormina, Italy (CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday concluded a nine-day swing through the Middle East and Europe that marked his first foreign travel as president — a significant milestone for a head of state also considered the leader of the free world. Trump …

May 28, 2017

REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… the new team is taking a page out of former President Bill Clintons playbook. When Clinton faced impeachment in the late 1990s, he assembled a crisis-management operation that dealt with fallout from his affair with Monica Lewinsky while allowing the rest of the White House to deal with day-to-day policy matters. Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media and a Trump friend, said he expects the president will travel more when he returns from overseas and encouraged the White House to …

May 27, 2017

P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

… taken to heart arguments from inside the administration and from Arab diplomats that Trumps campaign trail language and launching the still-legally-challenged travel ban had done damage to U.S.-Arab relations. If the speech was a win for Kushner, who was the mastermind behind starting the presidents first overseas trip in Saudi Arabia, it came at the expense of other White House forces that have taken a harder line against Islam and pushed Trump to do the same. The speech was reportedly written …

May 24, 2017

Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

Image: ap/rex/shutterstock Lyft is teaming up with Delta Air Lines to offer you more reason to hail a ride. SEE ALSO: Check the numbers, it’s true: People really like Lyft over Uber, even before #DeleteUber Starting Wednesday, Lyft users can earn SkyMiles (Delta’s airline miles program) for every ride they take. For a limited time, users can earn extra miles when they travel to and from an airport no matter which airline they’re taking. Lyft users will earn one mile per …

May 18, 2017