United Airlines employees are no longer allowed to forcibly remove seated passengers to swipe their seat. Instead, they must swipe seats before paying passengers board. "The airline has also raised the amount of money that supervisors can offer to compensate displaced passengers, from $1,350 to $10,000," says NYMag, "and announced that it will no longer ask law-enforcement officials to remove passengers from its planes unless they pose a security threat."
When a woman on a United Airlines flight was finished using the loo, she realized she was trapped. The door wouldn’t open, even with the help of flight crew members. So the plane, flying from Washington DC to San Francisco, made an emergency landing in Denver. According to NBC: The passenger was safely freed from […]
In the cosmology of bureacratic evil, United Airlines is the prince of Hell. Minutes before departure, already buckled into her seat, she was ordered to leave the plane. The gate agent told her that her reservation had been canceled. Traveler Help Desk, the online agency that sold the ticket, had rescinded it because the landlord […]
Virus quarantines and shuttered restaurants sent millions of Americans back to their homes, only to rediscover the joys of firing up an oven and cooking something special for themselves. Whether by desire, necessity, or both, many of us have certainly been spending more time in the kitchen these last few months. And we haven’t just […]
Now that the world is starting to re-emerge from its self-imposed COVID-19 quarantine, we’re all going to have to start making some adjustments to both short-term and long-term changes. And the questions… Should customers be hounded out of a store if they aren’t wearing a face mask? Are crocheted face masks safe or not? And […]
Maybe you had a piano teacher as a kid that drove you off the instrument forever. Or maybe you always wished for some serious training, but never found the time. Whether you have dreams of tossing off a Beethoven or Chopin piece at the drop of a hat or you have visions of being the […]