Put Together A “Packet of Power” in Case Your Flight Is Cancelled

Having the right information on hand when your flight gets cancelled can mean the difference between getting rebooked or being stuck in the airport. Create your own info “packet of power” before each trip so you’re ready to exercise your air travel rights when you need to.

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Your packet will be invaluable, but it’ll only contain just three pieces of information: You’ll need the airline’s phone number so you can call instead of lining up with everyone else to talk to the gate agents. You’ll also want a copy of your airline’s terms and conditions or “contract of carriage” so you can insist agents help you if the cancellation is the airline’s fault. The final item your “packet of power” needs is a list of other airlines that also fly your route. It’ll make rebooking easier since you can look up alternative flights yourself if your flight is cancelled and no one can help. Having your flight cancelled is frustrating, but as long as you’ve prepared this information and are pleasant to the airline reps, you’ll improve your chances of getting your trip back on track.

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How to Get Where You’re Going When Your Flight Gets Canceled | LA Times

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In this TED talk, Michael Kimmel, sociologist and author of Angry White Men, makes the case for supporting gender equality: Not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because everyone benefits.

He points to countries and companies in which there’s more gender equality than average and, as a result, people are happier, men included.

It’s an illuminating talk, often funny. One of the best quotes from it: “Privilege is invisible to those who have it.”

The video’s only 16 minutes long, so give it a watch for some discussion-stirring fodder.

Michael Kimmel: Why gender equality is good for everyone — men included | TED

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The “magnificent” beard of socialist thinker Friedrich Engels has inspired a climbing wall sculpture in Salford. The 16ft (5m) beard statue – a “symbol of wisdom and learning”, to be produced by arts company Engine, will stand on the University of Salford’s campus. 
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