Pretty Politicians, Coin-flip Flights, and Pilot Pioneer

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Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet.

  • Hot or Not, House of Cards Edition  –  If the Comey hearings got you a bit intellectually, er, stimulated. Or if you are just bored sitting in your Monday morning meetings or tarmac delays, this link might help you pass the time. But you might want to keep your final answer to yourself. Or if flying, watch out for wandering shoes under stalls.  (
  • “Show Of Hands… Do You Feel Lucky?” – If this story is to be believed, that’s how one flight decision was made last week. An EasyJet pilot, faced with a possible engine issue out of Malaga, supposedly asked passengers to vote on whether to take off. But consider the source…. (Daily Star)
  • Pioneering Pilot Takes Final Flight – The first black chief pilot at a major US airline takes his final flight, days before the FAA mandatory retirement age of 65. He reflects on 37 years and a few milestones along the way at Southwest.  (USA Today)

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About Jim Ogden

Jim is an information technology strategy consultant who has traveled extensively for client projects. Despite having logged many miles for business, it is the personal travel he most values. When traveling for pleasure, Jim prefers to seek out the authentic soul of the places he visits. His favorite travel memories are not of the tourist-friendly areas but rather the places off the beaten-path. As an expat and foodie, Jim brings a perspective of writing based on maximizing the experience of traveling.

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