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Another System Failure Impacts British Airways Operations August 7 2019

A failure in the information technology which is crucial to the operations of British Airways at its London Heathrow Airport hub, London Gatwick Airport hub, and London City Airport hub forced the beleaguered airline to delay, cancel and reschedule greater than 500 flights earlier today, Wednesday, August 7, 2019…

…and the “domino effect” has spread to…

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How to Earn 500 Bonus World of Hyatt Points For Each Stay 2019

You can earn 500 bonus World of Hyatt points for each qualifying stay you complete at participating hotel and resort properties worldwide through Monday, September 30, 2019 when you book your reservations on the new official mobile application software program — and no registration is required in order for you to participate in this promotion.

Each qualifying stay must…

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Ends Tonight: Get Your Share of Money From Lithium-Ion Battery Antitrust Settlement

If you have not yet submitted a claim, tonight is your last opportunity to do so: you may be eligible for a share of $113 million from an antitrust settlement which was reached in litigation if you purchased a laptop computer, camcorder, mobile telephone, “smartphone”, tablet computer, digital audio player, camera, or cordless power tool for your own use and not for resale between Saturday, January 1, 2000 and Tuesday, May 31, 2011 and was a resident of the United States during that period of time…

…but you must…

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This is How Visitors in Rental Cars Should Pay Electronic Tolls

Many motorists who have regularly commuted on toll roads for years seem to applaud the substantial changes in how tolls are collected via technology: no more slowing down or stopping at a toll plaza to pay a live attendant; no more carrying a tray full of coins and bills to pay the tolls; and they even get to enjoy a discount every time they pass under a gantry to electronically pay their tolls — just drive at highway speeds as though tolls did not exist; and pay the total amount owed at the end of the month via credit card…

…but electronic tolls have not been kind to the visitor who rents a vehicle and drives on toll roads which no longer accept cash. Not only does the toll authority — which operates or oversees toll collection on highways — charge visitors the full price of the toll and extra fees to pay via mail; but rental car companies have also been fleecing their customers in the form of…

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Should the Pricing of Any Service or Product Be Proprietary?

Not only does the number of companies which are perceived to use the obfuscation of information as a way to conduct business with consumers seem to be increasing; but some of the methods which they employ can be considered questionable as well.

Three of many example come to mind..

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You Can Travel to Space Starting in 2020 — But…

An announcement from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States — which is more popularly known as NASA — has declared that the International Space Station will be open for commercial business starting as early as next year…

…and part of that initiative is to allow private astronauts to visit the International Space Station and stay overnight on it…

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Listen to What Music Radio in New York Sounded Like Decades Ago This Memorial Day Weekend

Not so long ago was a time when people who wanted to listen to music would tune in to terrestrial radio; and when they traveled, the reception would progressively get weaker with more static — until one could no longer listen to the radio station…

…but with the advent of the Internet and mobile communications, you can listen to what music radio in New York sounded like decades ago — anywhere in the world where you happen to be traveling — as radio arguably reached its zenith during its heyday in New York.

One of the most popular radio stations in the world was…

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