A Russian hacking scheme to line-jump at the JFK International Airport has been exposed. This and other top travel stories from the final week of 2022.
We love to read about travel. Seriously…we love it. It’s probably unhealthy at this point. But, each week we keep coming back for more. And, while we cull through the thousands of pieces written everywhere we try to flag the ones that we find interesting or unique. Here are the best / wildest travel articles of this week, curated for you.
Security News This Week: Russians Hacked JFK Airport Taxi Dispatch in Line-Skipping Scheme – from Wired
I guess the Ruskies don’t want to wait in line. To men from Queens hacked the JFK Airport taxi system to allow drivers to jump the often-long wait times for a rider by paying a $10.00 fee. Read article here.
Watch a hacker take 90,000 hotel points from a CNN reporter in 30 seconds – from Points With A Crew
A hacker shows a CNN reporter how simple it is to dump a bunch of hotel points from an account. Yikes. Read article here.
Satire: New York Times agrees that Elon Musk to blame for Southwest woes – from The Takeoff Nap
Sometimes all you can do is laugh. Southwest Airlines is in the middle of a major operational meltdown and I guess it’s all Elon’s fault, right? Everything else is apparently. Read the “article” here.
A Travel-Friendly Workout? Sure Why Not – From a Local Newschannel
Stuck at the airport and need to burn off those cookies? Here’s a video on how to knock out a quick travel-friendly workout. See the video here.
Flight Attendant Belts Out Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ in Front of Passengers On Flight to Madrid – by Paddle Your Kanoo
Yeah, we like this. We need more of this kind of stuff and fewer passengers behaving poorly. Read the article here.