News from around the web

With this post we are starting a brand new feature on UnRoadWarrior – News from around the web. This will be a weekly post with news from around the web. We will basically find interesting stories from around the internet are collect them in one post. We intend to keep these to five to ten stories. Let us know what you think of this new feature by leaving a comment below.

So, here goes:

Flying Through the Airport – From Wall Street Journal

This article talks about Qantas Airlines implementing paper free check-in and boarding, using RFID chips embedded in Frequent Flyer program cards. Awesomeness!

Southwest Plane Blows Two Tires During Takeoff – From ABC News

A Southwest 737 plane blew two tires upon takeoff at Sacramento airport. No injuries were reported.

Crash landing injures 26 in Kyrgyzstan – From CNN.com

A TU-134 aircraft with 70 on board skidded off the runway during landing in dense fog in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. 26 were injured.

 

Hilton HHonors announces More Points Q1-2012 promotion – From Loyalty Traveler

Details in Loyalty Travelers blog post. Registration is required, although the registration page was not working when I tried it earlier today. (Edit: Works now – 12.30.2011).

Man finds $10K cash at Las Vegas airport, returns it to owner – From USATODAY.com

The short version – a man found $10,000 in cash in sealed envelops at Las Vegas (LAS) airport. He kept them with himself and worked with the airport authorities to find the person who reported losing the money and returned it. Perfect story for the Holiday Season!

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year everyone!

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