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Upvote/Downvote: Turkey, Wi-Fi and More Travel Buzz This Week

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | January 15, 2016

Upvote/Downvote: Turkey, Wi-Fi and More Travel Buzz This Week

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We are well past Thanksgiving, yet Turkeys were all the rage in the travel industry this week.

And that’s how we shall begin our weekly look back at the past few days, sizing up several stories that run the spectrum from silly to serious.

Of course, we would love to hear your thoughts and news items, so feel to reach out to us on our social media channels.

Until then, enjoy what the week had to offer.

Gobble, Gobble:

Well this will certainly be helpful around Thanksgiving. #Turkey #Travel #OddPets

Posted by Travel Pulse on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Because the congested airways weren’t weird enough, there has now been visible proof that turkeys can indeed fly. TravelPulse’s Donald Wood shared the news and several images of a live turkey that recently enjoyed passage aboard a Delta flight.

Downvote: People who actually need comfort animals to travel by means of conveyance that has been around for over a century, more power to you.

With that said, let’s move on. I will take having to cram into a middle seat between fellow humans with tenuous hygiene habits, but I draw the line at the possibility of riding shotgun to livestock. Just me?

In-Flight Interwebs:

Slowly, but surely, the Internet is becoming a more regular presence in the air—much like turkeys.

According to a report, Qantas and Virgin Australia may follow the lead of others in the industry and offer in-flight Wi-Fi on International flights.

Upvote: There is a serious lack of cat videos and selfie uploads taking place at 35,000 feet. The sooner we make this a basic human right across all airlines the better.


San Francisco’s Yellow Cab Co-Op is reportedly steaming after filing for bankruptcy. TravelPulse’s Amy Coyne Bredeson writes: “Yellow Cab Co-Op says along with multiple collision-related lawsuits, the increasing popularity of the transportation services Uber and Lyft are to blame.”

Downvote: We downvote the cab industry’s sentiments that come after years of failing to plan any amount of innovation or evolution across its service.

Stagnation led to an era of abysmal customer service and distrust. Now Uber and Lyft are far from perfect. But at least it took each service’s rise to make some much-needed change in the market.

Record Performance:

As Donald Wood notes, the little engine that’s ready to burst, London Gatwick, just set a record for passengers for a single runway airport.

Upvote: It’s obvious that something must be done with an increasingly congested air space over London.

Perhaps a bout of record breaking can speed any remedy that might be at hand.


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