Blow-Up Doll Forces Emergency Landing, Which Airport Has Best Free WiFi, United Is Watching

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Among North America’s airports, Sea-Tac has the fastest free WiFi. – Seattle is really stepping up their game with fast WiFi and their new Centurion Lounge. If only they weren’t so restrictive on when you could actually enter the lounge (i.e.: 2 hours before departure; not upon landing).

A Drunk Man and His Blow-up Doll Force Flight to Make an Emergency Landing. – Ok, things are getting a bit out of hand when you’re drunk AND have a blow-up doll on a flight.

United Airlines doesn’t want to creep you out with its next app. – It’s hard to find the right balance of personalization and intrusion of privacy. So many hotels and airlines are tracking your social media channels for ways to surprise and delight you… and also to catch people who constantly complain and ask for extra miles/points for the littlest errors. Just be mindful that Big Brother is watching.

Hyatt Working to Introduce Cash & Points at MGM Hotels. – One of the great things about hotel loyalty programs is the ability to use Cash & Points if you don’t have enough points to pay for the entire reservation. I’ve used this strategy for 10+ years with SPG to stretch the value of my points. Hyatt has had a long-standing relationship with MGM, so it is great news that you may be able to use Cash & Points at MGM properties.

Use your United miles to be a movie extra in London. – I can think of better uses for my United miles, but some people would really love to be in a movie. They usually pay you to be an extra instead of you paying them. But, if you really want your 15 minutes of fame, this might be a great way to break into acting.

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  1. Being an extra in a movie is virtually never a great way to break into acting — whether you pay for it or whether you get paid for it — for a variety of reasons, Lee…

    …and you would be lucky to get two seconds of non-fame…

    • Yeah, I personally don’t see the allure of it. But some people wish for even the smallest part in their favorite show or movie. As much as people knock actors, it is a tough business to get into (and stay in) and some very talented people never see their dreams become reality.


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