Free Inflight Internet is Coming, And It’s Going to Spread to Most Airlines

In 2012 I wrote that once bandwidth increases substantially for inflight internet, it would eventually become free (included in ticket price). I predicted that would happen within 10 years.

Now JetBlue offers it for free. Aer Lingus announced they’ll be offering it for free. Southwest, Delta, and Alaska offer free messaging. And the trend is going to spread because it is a profit maximizing strategy once bandwidth no longer needs to be rationed.

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Eagles sign Bass

The Colorado Eagles announced that the team has signed forward Cody Bass to an AHL contract for the 2018-19 season.

Bass joins the Eagles with 417 games of regular-season experience in the AHL with Milwaukee, Rockford, Springfield and Binghamton. He has totaled 45 goals and 63 assists for 108 points, and was a member of Binghamton’s Calder Cup championship team in 2011.

A fourth-round selection by Ottawa in the 2005 NHL Draft, Bass is entering his 12th professional season in 2018-19. He has skated in 75 National Hockey League games with Ottawa, Columbus and Nashville, notching two goals and three assists.

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What’s Worse Than a TSA Pat Down? Actually Working for TSA

The TSA doesn’t keep us safe. TSA detection rates are likely worse than before the federalization of security. And the only travel experience worse than going through TSA is actually working for TSA.

That’s because the misconduct of senior officials goes unpunished, too. In fact frontline staff who speak out suffer from retaliation, according to a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report.

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