The airline that billed itself as customer-friendly is going to start taking some very unfriendly steps soon, according to its SEC filings. Those steps will include baggage fees — a common charge by other airlines — and steps to cut back on legroom.
The introduction of bag fees at JetBlue means that Southwest Airlines is now the only major carrier to not charge for luggage.
During the UFC’s special ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference earlier today, Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz joined a star studded UFC cast for a live Q&A with fans and media members.
A media member asked Nick Diaz what he thought of Georges St. Pierre’s comments regarding Nick’s decision to fight Anderson Silva at middleweight, in which GSP said Diaz made a mistake.
Diaz responded to the question in true Stockton bad boy fashion.
“The thing is about old Georges is he’s not doing the fight, okay? So, he didn’t take the fight. He could barely say two things and he’d get the fight, just like that. But he didn’t want the fight. He’s scared to do the fight!
While Venmo, Google Wallet, and more try to take a business approach to peer-to-peer payments, Snapchat today swooped in from the consumer side. It just added a “Snapcash” payments option to its app through a deal with Square Cash. Now you can add a debit card, type a dollar amount into Snapchat’s text-chat feature, and hit the green pay button to instantly send a friend money. The feature is on Android now and is coming to iOS soon.
Anonabox, the plug-in Internet router that claims it makes your online activity anonymous, is back from the dead after Kickstarter canceled the controversial project last month. The developers are attempting to capture the attention of crowdfunders once again, this time on Indiegogo.
The project has raised about $16,500 since Nov. 8 on Indiegogo, already surpassing a modest goal of $13,370. Anonabox is supposed to cloak your digital identity by plugging in or connecting to your computer and running Tor, software that is widely believed to be one of the best privacy tools on the web.
Las Vegas Strip Hotels raise their resort fees to Screw Tourists for unused services – GO ELSEWHERE!
Resort fees, the sometimes hidden charges that hotels tack on to cover conveniences from phone calls to Wi-Fi, increased Monday at six hotels on the Las Vegas Strip.
The fee will now be $25 per room per night at all eight Caesars Entertainment properties.
That’s an increase of $3 to $5 at Bally’s, Flamingo, Harrah’s, the Linq (formerly the Quad), Paris and Planet Hollywood.
The rate was already $25 at Caesars Palace and the Cromwell.
The charge covers Wi-Fi access for two devices, local telephone calls and use of the hotels’ pools and fitness centers. The fee is nonnegotiable, even if a guest doesn’t use any of the services.
The rates still vary at MGM Resorts’ 14 properties along Las Vegas Boulevard. Circus Circus charges $14.50. The cost is $28 at properties such as Aria, Bellagio and Delano. Those prices include taxes. (Some other hotel companies tack on the tax later.)
The fee at four other big players on the Strip – the Venetian, the Palazzo, Wynn and Encore is $25 per night.