What we’re reading: Easter egg hunt, Ryanair stops infight cell service, AF crash civil suit


Find a golden Easter egg, win a luxe trip to The Joule

Those of you that live in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Washington DC or Dallas can win a two-night stay at the Joule in Dallas.

[Tuesday], March 30, in the selected cities above, Dallas’ The Joule, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel in a fabulous 1920s neo-gothic building, is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt! To play, follow @thejoule, watch for #JouleHunt hashtags and join the hotel’s Facebook page to get tips and hints about where your town’s egg might be. The lucky local in each city who finds the egg will be given a two night stay in a 465 square foot Joule Suite, as well as dinner for two at Charlie Palmer (at The Joule), two free cocktails at the PM Nightlife Lounge, breakfast in bed, valet parking and a $200 American Express giftcard to be used toward airfare.

Ryanair takes talk-as-you-fly mobile phone service off the air

Ryanair is suspending its mobile phone service on its flights after the service provider canceled the contract.

The system was launched with great fanfare by Ryanair last year, but the budget carrier has been unable to agree an expansion plan with OnAir, the provider.

The termination of the contract puzzled analysts, who thought that few companies would walk away from the prize of business with Europe’s largest airline.

Air France crash victims’ relatives sue in U.S.

Relatives of passengers aboard the Air France flight that crashed near Brazil have filed a wrongful death suit in Miami against Airbus “alleging that aircraft maker’s A330 crashed because of flaws in the plane and its US-made components.”

The lawsuits were filed in US district court by the families of passengers aboard Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, some 3-1/2 hours after taking off from Rio de Janeiro.

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