Meanwhile in first-class: A lack of luxury seats from a supplier has forced Boeing to park at least two of its 787 Dreamliners in California’s Mojave Desert while it waits for the supplier to catch up. The first-class “cabin seats,” which cost between $150,000 and $300,000, lie flat and offer in-flight entertainment and massage motors.
Here’s how to speed things up and save some money: Leave out the in-flight entertainment system and massage motors and we’ll juggle and give neck rubs for $100,000.
Don’t so much as go near the gelato, Amanda: After years of trials, appeals and appeals of appeals in the Italian courts, Italy’s Court of Cassation finally overturned the conviction of Seattle’s Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.
Even though her name has been cleared, we recommend Knox not apply for that opening as Italian correspondent for Rick Steve’s Europe Through the Back Door books.
Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1834, the U.S. Senate voted to censure President Andrew Jackson, that fellow on the $20 bill, for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.
This is where we get the phrase “significant penalty for early withdrawal.”