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Find The Boots

Rantings from a few corporate types about life, technology, travel, guns, politics, and everything good in the world.

The Middle Seat

Thursday, August 17, 2006

There's an interesting offer in yesterday's Middle Seat in the WSJ
Hotels have started to react. On Sunday, Wyndham Worldwide Corp. hotels, for example, began offering arriving guests complimentary bottled water, contact lens solution, hair spray, hair gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant and other personal-care products. Shampoo is virtually standard already in hotel bathrooms. But if restrictions persist, hotels that offer well-stocked bathroom cabinets could gain an edge with business travelers.
The gist of the article is that hotels that offere necessary amenities will propser. Yep. Duh.

How about the 1 in 200 chance of having your bag mangled? Based on my experience my Tumi is going to survive around 10 more flights before it disappears into a puff of ripstop nylon.

And, to my readers who actually wrote to compliment my ranting about security (my wife stopped listening quite a while ago :-) here's the money quote from the article:

Isaac Yeffet, a former head of security for Israel's El Al Airlines, says liquids should be banned until the U.S. has an effective profiling system, and security screeners are more effective and have training in liquid explosives.

"The level of security we have is not ready to prevent tragedy," he says.

You ever see those bumper stickers that say "God is my co-pilot" and think: why don't you let him drive? Well, if the former head of El Al airline (motto: neener neener!) security says we should kibosh liquids, I vote we listen to him. You?


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