Interesting bits and pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…


The Hotel Hackers Are Hiding in the Remote Control Curtains

Three men dressed for business travel in jeans and dress shirts loaded backpacks into the trunk of a black coupe and wound their way through the center of a major European city. When they arrived at their hotel, they unloaded their luggage and waited giddily to pass through the revolving doors. They were checking into the hotel to hack it.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-06-26/the-hotel-hackers-are-hiding-in-the-remote-control-curtains

HT: TravelBloggerBuzz


Norwegian Airlines Cancels 100s Of Flights In Winter Schedule Shakeup

Norwegian continue their cost-cutting efforts with a big schedule shakeup for winter. Beginning at the end of October, 10 routes between Europe and the US will be dropped, along with two permanent cancellations. It’s not known whether these seasonal adjustments will be permanent or not.

https://simpleflying.com/norwegian-route-shakeup/


KLM Offers Advice on Choosing The Best Seat to Survive a Crash

We can all be tone-deaf…I certainly fall prey to that from time to time. But someone at KLM really needs a lesson in common sense.

KLM maintains regional Twitter accounts, including one in India under @KLMIndia. Yesterday morning, the account tweeted a post and image about choosing the safest seat on an airplane.

The post, now deleted, said:

https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2019/07/18/klm-crash-advice/


Indonesia’s Garuda sues YouTube reviewer Rius Vernandes for mocking handwritten in-flight menu

An Indonesian YouTube personality said on Tuesday he had been sued by national airline Garuda over a social media post about a handwritten business-class menu.
Rius Vernandes, a popular vlogger, posted an Instagram video showing the menu written on a piece of notebook paper on Saturday with the caption: “The menu is still being printed, sir.”

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3018874/indonesian-airline-garuda-sues-youtube-reviewer-mocking

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