Chai Digest: Dysfuntional Airline Board, Bonaire Boost and more

Dateline: Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont. News: Has the U.S. Just Sold Out the Kurds? (Foreign Policy). The Kurds have earned their own state and need international support. The Mystery of ISIS by Anonymous (The New York Review of Books) and The West likes to think that ‘civilisation’ will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise (The…

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Charleston: ‘Coming in 2015′ – Airport Entry, Concourses and More

Strolling through Charleston’s airport I wondered how they were operating, after all, the signs proclaimed only the Rental Car Pavilion Now Open and the rest still Coming in 2015: Linguistic nitpicking aside, here’s the construction zone and below is a new section: With no airline lounge in sight, there’s a real opportunity for the Harley-Davidson…

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(Targeted) Restore United Elite Status and Bonus Miles Challenge

United has a long-running status match challenge program. Short take you can only do it every five years. Through United Deals RSS feed I came across an offer listed as targeted to selected United MileagePlus members: Restore your past MileagePlus Premier® status, plus earn bonus award miles. You can challenge back to the highest United…

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She Wasn’t Laughing at the Park Hyatt Toronto Carnival Mirrors

“Oh, look at your legs!” I blurted out in a stupid husband moment. “Ahhhhh!” We had been waiting for the elevator at the Park Hyatt Toronto and noticed a visual effect with the angled brass frames. Here’s the approach: Here’s me straight on heading down to the gym: Here’s the side panels: I don’t mind…

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Chai Digest: Do No Harm, Have Diplomatic Relations, and more

Filing from Charleston, S.C. News: The State of the Kurds and Arabs Fleeing Islamic State Upset Kurdistan’s Ethnic Balance (WSJ). A visit to Iraqi Kurdistan leaves anyone in awe at their recent achievements to develop a functioning, economically growing society. Building a Winning Political Team (WSJ). Lessons from several presidents. Chinese firm releases Wi-fi router…

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