Automated TSA Lanes, Lyft Loses Its Mustache & More
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Headlines & highlights from around the web:
- United and American Airlines have added automated security lanes at O’Hare. Like the self-driving Uber cars, the lanes will still be monitored by TSA personnel, but functions like returning bins to the front of the line and pulling bags for additional screening will be automated. And it will automatically push bags towards the X-ray, here’s hoping it stops backups from people not paying attention.
- Lyft is losing its furry pink mustache. And as part of their more professional image, they’re rolling out new dashboard devices to help riders identify their car. The device will change to one of 6 colors, which will be reflected in the rider’s app.
- Pizza in Motion is giving away two United Airlines Club passes! Enter by Friday, November 18.
- San Jose Airport now has three customer service robots to help travelers…apparently the top requests are dancing and selfies.
- India suddenly pulled their 500 and 1000 rupee notes from circulation, with a limited time frame for redeeming outstanding notes. Rapid Travel Chai has a helpful post on what travelers should expect.
- Amazon has a set of highly rated Silicone Travel Bottles (with suction cups) on lightning deal for $12.99, 35% off their usual price.
- It takes a lot of work to look natural these days. The average daily beauty routine for women involves 27 steps, up from 8 a few decades ago. I think I’m at about 5?
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