What we’re reading: Valentine’s Day history, United Airlines’ DOT fines, more Triumph cruises canceled, JetBlue’s mobile boarding pass


Saint Valentine was a bishop who lived in the third century in Rome who fought against Emperor Claudius II, who banned marriage between two young lovers.

Saint Valentine held the law of the church and helped lovers who came to him, uniting them in a holy matrimony, but it was only a matter of time before the Emperor heard about this and had him arrested.

United Airlines fined $130,000 by DOT for tarmac delay violation at O’Hare

The US Department of Transportation has fined United Airlines for a tarmac delay violation at Chicago O’Hare.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today said United Airlines violated federal rules last May by not informing passengers on an aircraft delayed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport that they had an opportunity to leave the plane as it sat at the gate with the door open.

Carnival cancels more Triumph cruises

Carnival said that it has canceled more Triumph cruises as the ship was being towed to Mobile.

Carnival had already canceled the Feb. 11 and 16 sailings of the ship, which regularly sails four- and five-day cruises from Galveston, Texas.

Carnival has now canceled all cruises through April 13, putting the Triumph out of commission for at least two months.

Yippee! JetBlue joins the mobile boarding pass cool kids club

JetBlue is the latest carrier to have mobile boarding pass capability on its iPhone app.

Here’s what you’ll be getting with that update, now available (and free to download):
· Airport terminal maps
· Direct TV programming schedules
· Flight timetables
· Updated destination city guides
· New graphics in the virtual postcards and more downloadable iPhone wallpaper
· The ability to book flights within the app using TrueBlue points
· Mobile boarding passes!!!!!!