The federal government shutdown hasn’t had a significant impact on security checkpoint wait times at our airport — not yet.

In the past few days, the folks who run airport checkpoints (TSA) report that about 7% of the national work force hasn’t shown up for work. Compare that to 3% last year. Presumably, the uptick is due to workers not showing up because they’re not being paid.

 

Have you heard the predictions that someday we'll wear clothes that have computers? And glasses. And wrist watches. And who knows what. Will we have to turn off all those things before a plane can take-off?

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That's the question posed by technology writer Nick Bilton, of the New York Times:

Jan 04 2011 Feud BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

We've been watching with interest the on-going feud between American Airlines and travel web sites.  The latest round began when American pulled its business from Orbitz. Then Expedia dropped American tickets from its online offerings.