Upvote/Downvote: Gogo Lawsuit Was The Least Crazy Thing This Week
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The Internet is getting faster and the slides are getting more insane.
Thankfully, that statement will become clearer in a few short moments as you dive deep into the week that was.
We are back with another edition of Upvote/Downvote, where we cover some of the more wacky travel news and give you the only opinion you ever need on the subjects.
Or, if you are feeling particularly saucy, you can offer your own snark on our social media channels.
First up is a Los Angeles installation.
Los Angeles has heard your call for ridiculous tourist attractions. The U.S. Bank Tower, the building that towers over the L.A. skyline, will get a glass slide outside the 70th story.
Upvote: It’s clear that glass bridges and observation decks are as in demand as free Wi-Fi.
For all of you who like sliding down one story, congratulations. You finally have what will be the most adrenaline-inducing ten-foot slide in the world.
All The Feels:
There are a great many ways to figure out that you are going to be a father. One we had not considered was over the public address system aboard an airplane.
That’s how one future father learned that his life had changed forever.
Upvote: After some tearful emoting on our end, we have come to the conclusion that there really is only one reason for pilots and attendants to wake us up from our naps with announcements. And it’s for things like this.
There is still no need to get on the horn to tell us things will be bumpy, because we would have napped right through it.
A woman recently attempted to board a plane with the above monstrosities but later left the heels with TSA when the option to put them in her checked bag would take too long.
Downvote: We are fine with not knowing that you can’t bring anything that even resembles a weapon in your carry-on luggage. Most of us are well aware of that fact. But we will let some of you scoot by in life blissfully unaware.
What’s not fine is the fact that someone actually purchased the above and thought they would go with anything but a costume from a Robert Rodriguez film.
Gogo Gadget Wi-Fi:
As Paul Thompson reports, American Airlines has dropped its suit with Gogo over sluggish Wi-Fi service for its patrons.
Upvote: This is a very cautious upvote, because we are optimistic that it means Gogo is set to ramp up its much ballyhooed 2Ku service, which may very well bring the swift Internet service we travelers crave.
Hey, you can’t blame us. It’s Friday, so the glass looks extremely half full.
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