What we’re reading: Continental—no more free meals, JetBlue decides to grow alone, Five obscure gambling destinations


Continental Airlines adds onboard meals – for a price

Continental Airlines will now start charging for meals in the coach cabin.

The new food-for-purchase menu will replace the complimentary meals and snacks currently served in the economy cabin on the select routes. Continental will continue to offer complimentary food in the economy cabin on all intercontinental and certain other international routes, and on long-haul domestic routes over six and a half hours.

JetBlue prefers to grow on its own – CEO

JetBlue is not looking to merge with another airline according to its chief executive.

Responding to Southwest Airlines’ plan to buy AirTran, JetBlue CEO Dave Barger said the company growth strategy “has proven to be the right path forward” and would “not be distracted” from its goals.

Five gambling destinations you didn’t know existed

If you love to gamble and want to go someplace different, Scott Carmichael shares five destinations that aren’t on too many people’s radar.

The Netherlands
Prostitution and soft drugs are well known vices in the Netherlands, but the country is also home to thirteen casinos. Dutch casinos are operated by the government – hence the name, Holland Casinos. You’ll find a Holland Casino in most major Dutch cities, as well as one right inside Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

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  • Frank

    I’m not really convinced Jetblue wont merge. The recent WN merger, the Delta merger and the United merger all create a battle in the Northeast. Especially the New York Area. Everyone’s snatching up “growth” by mergers. And, everyone wants to be a strong competitor in the NY Market.