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American Airlines rebooked a family’s vacation tickets — making them leave from another country

16/08/2022 Author 0

A man and his family of nine were set to take a vacation on the island of St. Vincent when he checked his phone app on July 4th and noticed a problem: American Airlines had not only rebooked his flight home to Denver, but had changed the departure location as well. The plane would now be leaving from another country – the island of St. Lucia.

When he told American Airlines this was unacceptable, customer service told him he was in “an overbooked situation,” according to Yahoo!, and that the airlines had informed him of this change in April (by burying it in an email). Re-ticketing the trip would cost him nearly $30,000 and would delay the departure by one week.

from Yahoo!:

Sam Taussig told the broadcaster [Denver7] he was checking the seating arrangements on the airline’s app on July 4 when he realized the flight had been changed from what he booked in January.

“We were flying out of St. Lucia instead of St. Vincent, and I thought that was really strange. It must have been a mistake. The customer service agent said, ‘Yes, I’m sorry, sir. You’re in an overbooked situation, and we

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7 cybersecurity tips for your summer vacation! – Naked Security

16/08/2022 Author 0

It’s prime vacation season in the Northern Hemipshere, and in some countries, July and August aren’t just months when some people take some days off, but a period of extended family holidays, often involving weeks away from home or on the road.

The good news, of course, is that if you’ve had to work from home over the past two years, you’re probably better informed about outside-the-office cybersecurity than ever.

The bad news, however, is that although working from home generally offers less “IT shelter” than working from work, and has therefore taught a lot of us plenty about cybersecurity that we didn’t know before…

…your home network almost certainly provides much more IT shelter than you’ll get while you’re on the road, especially if you’re bursting to set off on a vacation you’ve been waiting nearly three years to enjoy!

So, we decided to answer the most common travel questions that people either [a] worry about instead of informing themselves before they set off, or [b] don’t think about at all until it’s too late.

Here you are – have fun, but travel safely!

Q1. Should I make a backup before I set it off?

A1. Yes. We suspect

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The Great Vacation is here—and offices are struggling to keep up

16/08/2022 Author 0

This spring, requests for summer vacation had already started landing in Kate Snyder’s inbox. One, two, three . . . by the time they reached eight, Snyder, the CEO of Piper & Gold, a PR firm in Lansing, Michigan, met with her leadership team. The employees all requested the same week off, she told them, the week of July 4. I guess we’ll work that week, she told them: “I’m martyring myself.” After taking a deeper dive into the time-off requests, she realized that a few of her 14 employees hadn’t requested any time off at all, despite having an unlimited PTO policy. Some of her clients were off that week as well. New plan, she told them: The entire office would close that week. The employees were thrilled—they took lake trips and out-of-state road trips, and one colleague booked two weeks on the Amalfi Coast.

In the wake of the Great Resignation, we now appear to be in the midst of the Great Vacation. After two years locked up, people are ready to reconnect, with enormous amounts of YOLO, FOMO, and saved up PTO playing a role. in 2020, 63{6e3d7bc65fdf763d2b626aae98cef28c273230d8cb6c6142a695d2a56537c9c2} of people canceled or postponed their vacations, and in

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