FINALLY! The SFO United Red Carpet Club Gets the LAX Treatment

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Travel, United | Posted on 27-08-2009-05-2008

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Months ago, the United Red Carpet Club in LAX got a pretty big upgrade, in terms of food. Towers of cereal replaced the stale croissants. The bagels and toast were FINALLY complemented by a toaster. Yogurt covered raisins, trail mix, etc – the food got better. I end up in that Red Carpet Club pretty often, but it bothered me that my hometown (SFO) didn’t get the same treatment. I just walked into the club a few minutes ago, and I saw the same 3 towers that exist in LAX… and get this… a toaster! I will be hear during the morning next week – I REALLY hope they don’t have those nasty croissants anymore… Seriously… they’re awful… and I usually like croissants… Pics of the new spread after the click.

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Posting from Gogo Inflight Wifi – on Delta Airlines from SLC to MSP!

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Travel | Posted on 11-08-2009-05-2008

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Hello from the sky! I’m en route from Salt Lake City to Minneapolis right now. I’m surfing using the onboard Gogo Wifi. VERY cool stuff! This is my first Delta flight in years, and my first ever flight with free WiFi. C’mon United… Hurry and catch up! Continue reading for my speed results.

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Is my iPhone 3G Phase-out Prediction Coming True? Engadget Thinks so….

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Apple, Technology | Posted on 06-08-2009-05-2008

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phone-png-99When the iPhone 3GS was first announced, Apple said that they would be offering the iPhone 3G at a $99 price point. I predicted that this wouldn’t last. It just doesn’t make sense for Apple to manufacture two different versions of the same phone. Will I end up being right? Engadget thinks so!

Credit Card Companies Pile on New Fees – An Example of the Government Screwing the Taxpayer (again) Indirectly

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Finance | Posted on 06-08-2009-05-2008

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cc-pngThe government always wants to tax those big mean gas companies, regulate those credit card companies, and cap salaries for fatcat bankers. The average taxpayer rejoices at the idea! Let’s get rid of all that free market choice corruption! What most people don’t realize is that they end up paying for the same things in another way. USA Today reports that credit card issuers have begun adding new fees to people’s credit cards, including adding annual fees to those that were previously without annual fees.

This is in direct response to the legislation congress passed to try and protect the consumer by creating a “bill of rights” for consumers. Well, the credit card companies don’t want to lose any money. So they add fees and raise interest rates to make up the difference. Who pays these fees and higher interest rates? Taxpayers / credit card owners… those designed to be protected in the first place. Well done, Government! While the fees on my cards haven’t yet changed, I expect that they will soon…

Cancun, Mexico’s Swine Flu Protection

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Travel | Posted on 04-08-2009-05-2008

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Yes... This will surely stop it!

Yes... This will surely stop it!

I flew into Cancun a few days ago, and in addition to the typical paperwork that needed to be filled out upon entering the country, I was given a new, highly sophisticated form. Hah – it’s pretty funny. It’s just a piece of paper that lists a bunch of flu-like symptoms and asks you if you’ve had them or not. It made me laugh because if I have the flu, I’ll probably stay home from the vacation. Okay so let’s say I try to power through it and travel (which, even if your body can take it, is a poor decision because of all those you may infect on the plane!) – why would I turn myself into Mexican authorities as a possible carrier of the virus? Sheesh – just seemed like a waste of paper to me. They should have used the money to keep some of their facilities a bit more sanitary – surely that would do more at stemming the spread of viruses!