The Australian budget airline announced a push to convert all aspects of air travel to "self-service." Passengers will be in charge of their own luggage, check-ins and boarding. And the privilege of speaking to an employee will cost you.
The leaders of eight of the world's wealthiest nations have much to discuss at their annual meeting this week, including emerging democracies, nuclear safety and even the Internet. But any statements or pledges that come out of the meeting are not guaranteed, due to a lack of policy enforcement.
The leaders of the eight industrialized nations have started their annual meeting in Deauville, France. But David Shorr, senior policy analyst at the Stanley Foundation, says the richest nations in the world are struggling to show their relevance.