Airlines Have Bumped 343,000 Passengers This Year

Airlines Have Bumped 343,000 Passengers This Year

Over a quarter-million passengers were bumped from flights in the past eight months, a number that is set to grow as airlines try to boost anemic profits by slashing fleets. The Department of Transportation requires airlines to compensate bumped passengers with cash or vouchers, but savvy passengers can leverage their situation to negotiate heftier payments…

New Downloadable Movie Book Tests Yahoo/Adobe Ad System

New Downloadable Movie Book Tests Yahoo/Adobe Ad System

Remember the announcement in November that Yahoo and Adobe were testing out a new ad system inside pdf documents? (No? It only got 1,200 hits.) Well, they are, and the big question then was how Yahoo and Adobe would determine what sorts of ads were placed in the documents, and how they’d appear. Now there’s a free (or rather, ad-supported) downloadable book—“200 documentaries you must see before you die”—that lets you test the new ad system out for yourself.

September Is Last Month To Qualify For Hybrid Vehicle Tax Credit

September Is Last Month To Qualify For Hybrid Vehicle Tax Credit

If you’re still thinking of purchasing a hybrid vehicle this year, time is running out to get in on the Alternative Motor Vehicle tax credit. We pointed out the official IRS schedule of expiring credits back in March, and now you’ve got less than 30 days to score a small credit (currently 25% of the original credit amount) on a Toyota or Lexus hybrid—after September 30th, the credit disappears for good. Honda tax credits may be cut by 50% after September 30th, but the verdict’s still out on this one.

Loompanics Going Out of Business Sale

Loompanics Going Out of Business Sale

Alternative bookseller and publisher Loompanics—and by ‘alternative,’ we mean titles like ‘ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF CLANDESTINE PSYCHEDELIC AND AMPHETAMINE MANUFACTURE,’ ‘SATAN SPEAKS!’ and ‘HOW TO DATE YOUNG WOMEN’—is going out of business. They’ve put all their titles on sale for a flat 50% on a first-come, first-serve basis. With topic areas from ‘Anarchism and Egosim’ and ‘Head for the Hills’ to ‘Prison’ and ‘Rock and Roll,’ Loompanics provides a wide variety of information for those who seek to step outside the norms of society—or at least impress high school crushes on Girls Who Do.