Why Plane Windows Have Tiny Holes, Free Hotel Status & More
Highlights and headlines from around the web:
- Ever wondered why airplane windows have those tiny holes? You always hear what happens if a plane loses cabin pressure, so why are they tempting fate that way. Turns out those windows have three panes and the hole in the middle pane is designed to keep the outside pressure soley on the outer pane, with the middle pane serving as a back up.
- Blame it on the gum. A JetBlue pilot charged with flying while drunk blamed his .11 blood alcohol levels on the gum he was chewing.
- Oklahoma tourists beware. Possession of cash apparently implies drug trafficking and Oklahoma has some of the worst civil asset forfeiture laws in the country. The police took $53,000 from a Christian band, Burmese college, and Thai orphanage for refugees and weren’t going to give it back until the Washington Post exposed their fraud. We already know it’s not safe to fly with large amounts of cash (no matter what the reason), now be careful where you drive.
- Act fast! You can get a Leaders Club Membership worth $150 for free which gets you free internet, daily breakfast, and possible upgrades at more than 400 hotels.
My week in review
I just got back from Panama (the country) having spent 56 hours in transit for 39 hours of vacation. Totally worth it! What wasn’t worth it was paying for lounge access at the Crowne Plaza Panama Airport hotel. But I did enjoy one night in the Love Ouch, despite it’s name.
I offered recommendations for my favorite Virginia wineries, which are a perfect day trip from DC. Also snagged some wine deals from a new wine site I’ve discovered and wished I had kept collecting My Coke Rewards points.
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