This weekend we look at how newly passed marijuana laws passed in Colorado and Washington State might impact ski resorts. We look at the travel information served up by Google. And, Consumers Union urges airline travelers to understand the fees airlines are charging this holiday season.
What we’re reading: United’s first Dreamliner flight, Southwest flies through skydiving zone, Google’s field trip app
Airlines are Googling you to find out what you look like before you get to the airport
Like it or not, if you’ve ever posted anything online, anyone can most likely find out things about you just by searching for your name. Now one airline will start to Google your name once you’ve bought a ticket.
British Airways is launching its “know me” program in the U.K. and the U.S., where it will Google passengers’ faces so they know who you are once you arrive at the airport terminal. The airline will deploy your picture across the terminal to ticket agents and roaming customer service agents, hoping they spot you, then they intend to approach you and welcome you in person, face to face.