What we’re reading: Spirit to sell cans of wine, TSA drops plan to allow small knives, Delta scraps Memphis hub

by Stephanus Surjaputra on June 6, 2013


Spirit Airlines to start selling cans of wine (yes, you read that right)

Spirit Airlines, the airline known for its numerous fees, installing ‘pre-reclined’ seats (read seats that don’t recline), and proudly declaring that Ryanair is an inspiration, will begin selling cans of wine.

While we’re on the subject of the classy, classy folks over at the airline: this week they’re going to start selling aluminum cans filled with white moscato and strawberry moscato wine. The wine barely counts as alcohol — it’s just 6 percent by volume — but at least they’re also charging $7 per can.

Blogger’s note. My favorite section in the whole article:

It even charges a $2 fee each way because the Department of Transportation passed some rules that the airline didn’t like. Really. The fee is called the “Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee.” It exists. Douchebags.

TSA drops plan to allow small knives on planes

Following outcries from lawmakers, flight attendants, and pilots, the TSA is abandoning its plan to allow small knives on board.

The TSA announced on Wednesday that it would stick with its current policy on carry-on baggage. The agency said it “appreciates the varying points of view shared throughout the review process.”

Delta to scrap Memphis hub, cut flights and 230 workers

Delta plans to scrap its Memphis hub in September.

Delta plans to drop to about 60 flights a day in September from almost 300 daily flights when Memphis was a hub for Northwest Airlines, which was bought by Delta in 2008.

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    Yes really shocking… what we are reading… lol

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