Southwest Airlines follows in footsteps of dinosaurs
Did those in charge of Southwest Airlines forget to read the New Coke chapter when they were in business school? How else to explain the airline's recent test of assigned seating? For 35 years it's allowed passengers to sit on a first-come, first-served basis. But now it's tampering with that feature to see if it can save time on turning around its planes. Oddly, Southwest is usually held up as an example for quick turnaround-because of unassigned seating. The AP's Thomas Watkins gets some feedback from a passenger: " 'These guys are smart. Why change something that's not broke?' asked Phoenix resident John Michael. 'The only people that do this are dinosaur airlines.' "
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A new twist on product placement
We were struck momentarily speechless when we came across this item via the Consumerist: "The Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department and Trauma Center will be part of a new main hospital facility, scheduled to break ground in 2008 and open in 2011." You read that correctly. For those of you who may have sustained injuries while stepping into the gap, there is now an Abercrombie & Fitch trauma center. According to a press release, the wing comes about as a result of a $10 million gift to the Columbus Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.