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Whoopsy! The New York news is all a-flutter because of an advertising slip-up next to the World Trade Center site in downtown NYC. Here's what happened: in March, United began a new ad campaign that included phrases to be publicized around the Big Apple. One of those phrases was "You're going to like where we land," and the ad placement company (not the airline) stuck that very ad at the subway entrance next to the WTC.
Hopefully we don't have to tell you why this is controversial. Hopefully we don't have to tell you not to picket United because of the slip-up. This is just one of the crazy things that sometimes happens, and steps are being taken to have the ad removed post-haste.
Oh noes! Of all the things that could go wrong todaybilled as the "busiest travel day of the year"we thought it'd be airport security gridlocks with Opt-out Day or a mass revolt against checked baggage fees, but nope; it's worse. Spirit Airlines' computer system crashed!
According to CNN, the reservations system outage is causing long lines at all Spirit Airlines ticket counters, as the airline is hand-writing boarding passes. In addition, the website has been down since before 4:30am this morning, and passengers are unable to access their flight information online. At least they're getting personalized service: