DOT Won’t Force United To Honor Super-Low First-Class Fares Resulting From Glitch

DOT Won’t Force United To Honor Super-Low First-Class Fares Resulting From Glitch

Earlier this month, several people figured out that they could book super-cheap airfares on United Airlines’ website if they made it look like they were accessing the site from Denmark. The airline canceled those tickets after getting wind of the loophole, which it blamed on a software glitch. Thousands of people complained to the Dept. of Transportation, arguing the airline was illegally raising airfares post-purchase, but the DOT has decided that isn’t the case. [More]

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United Blames Ridiculously Cheap First-Class Fares On Software Glitch, Won’t Honor Those Tickets

Yesterday, a travel blogger figured out that by changing United Airlines’ online booking page to Denmark, travelers could take advantage of what appeared to be a crazy conversion rate to buy super cheap tickets between London and Newark. But what do they say when something seems too good to be true? Yup. It probably is: United now says it won’t be honoring those fares, blaming a third-party software provider. [More]

Pioneering Denmark Distinguishes Itself By Starting Fat Tax

Pioneering Denmark Distinguishes Itself By Starting Fat Tax

No more noshing Danishes for you, Danish people! Denmark is instituting the world’s first so-called “fat tax,” involving a price increase on foodstuffs that are high in saturated fats in an effort to deter citizens from buying them. [More]

Danish Government Promotes Unwanted Pregnancies, Tourism

Danish Government Promotes Unwanted Pregnancies, Tourism

Here’s another one for the apology pile: the Danish government is apparently very, very sorry for creating one of the most bizarre tourism campaigns ever. VisitDenmark, which promotes tourism, created a fake website for a pretty young mom who got drunk one night, had sex with a stranger, ended up with a baby, then made an internet video to find the father. The story was purely a hoax—the young woman, an actor; the baby, not hers—and many people sucked in by the sad tale are now pissed off.

Drunken Danes Strike For Workplace Drinking

Drunken Danes Strike For Workplace Drinking

The Danes — long used to the luxury of boozing it up with a flagon of ale through their breaks and then stumbling back to the mill to use their omni-digital and claw-like hands to tremblingly feed another log through the buzz saw — are up in arms over attempts to curtail their lunchtime inebriation.

Donkey’s Bum Makes for a Good Ad

Donkey’s Bum Makes for a Good Ad

Fantastic pack of commercials for “The World of Comedy International Film Festival.” Perfectly satirizes film festival preening, wherein artsy reporters intensely interview the makers of an a slapstick comedy as if they were auteurs.