Videoconferences, hotels, and the foiled terror plot


I was wondering when the first articles on how videoconferencing can replace some air travel would come out after Thursday's foiled terrorism attempt on U.S.-bound planes from London. Seems like at least at least one is already out, though it does take care to point out that videoconferencing is an adjunct to, not a replacement of, face-to-face meetings.

It sounds like hotels are trying to make life a little easier for air passengers who have had to dump their toothpaste and lipstick before getting on board. Omni Hotels is giving away free facial skin care products, women's cosmetics, hair care products, contact lens solution, and toothpaste, and pointing people toward nearby pharmacies to get anything else they might need. Wyndham also is providing bottled water, contact lens solution, hair spray, hair gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and deodorant to its guests.

I know we'll all adjust to the new "no fluids" rules, but in the meantime, it's nice to know our hospitality friends are looking out for us.

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