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Delta is increasing the number of first-class seats on many of its jets. Sure, it may mean the economy is getting better if more people are buying first-class seating. But for the rank-and-file (i.e. cattle car) traveler, it has a more important impact: Your chance of winning the lottery for a seat upgrade.
This is a big (and somewhat entertaining) deal in the frequent-flying community. Check out this bulletin board where people reveal their strategies (or at least their obsession) for this sort of thing.
Dan Webb, who writes the blog, "Things in the Sky," picked up an interesting factoid from Delta. Ninety-two percent of Delta's first-class cabin is full, but only 14 percent of the people paid to sit there.
Meanwhile, back in the back of the plane, a Facebook friend -- Ben Chorn -- posted an interesting picture a few minutes ago. Here's what was in his wife's purse that made it through security and onto two airplanes.... from Billings to Denver to Minneapolis.
That's comforting. But at least they got my shaving cream the last time I flew.(2 Comments)
Even to this day, the thought that a president could put the FBI on the trail of a journalist because he didn't like the reporting sends shivers up the spines of rational people.
That shiver today comes from fbi.gov, which today released the Nixon-ordered probe into journalist Daniel Schorr. The White House justified the use of the FBI by contending it was considering an appointment for Schorr. That, of course, was a lie.
The documents released today contend the FBI dropped the investigation as soon as it realized what was going on. But, even so, many of the names were removed from the documents. We may never know for sure everyone who was involved in the use of a government agency to harass a legitimate reporter:
Mark Memmott, at NPR's Two Way Blog, says the investigation found out that Schorr was a hell of a reporter.(2 Comments)