Thursday Show Prep – Baggage Fee Edition

Day one of the Chicago Teachers Union strike. Enjoy your day off, kids.

Would you be willing to pay to have a better shot at overhead bin space? Delta Air Lines is offering that as a perk in a new subscription service to SkyMiles customers. It would cost $59/year. This is the worst idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas. The boarding and exiting process has already doubled in length because everyone tries to cram all of their stuff into a carry-on bag so they can avoid fees for checking bags

Gig alert: A website is celebrating the upcoming release of Disney+ by offering a “dream job” opportunity for five fans looking to make $1,000 by watching 30 movies in 30 days. Winners will each receive $1,000, a year’s subscription to the new streaming service and a selection of Disney-related movie watching supplies, including a blanket, cups and a Pixar popcorn popper. Sign me up.

Speaking of dreams come true, the Jim Beam distillery in Kentucky is listing a cottage on its grounds on Airbnb. According to the listing, along with the lodging you’ll get “bourbon tastings, and other unique elements including an original staircase from the distillery circa Prohibition, a bourbon bar with seasonal cocktails and restaurant that serves bourbon BBQ selections that are inspired from our family recipes.”

A Florida man who was caught driving drunk with open bottles in his vehicle offered to pay off the arresting officers if they released him. You mean a person stupid enough to drive drunk was also stupid enough to think bribing the officer would get him out of it?

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