In Other News

June 10, 2014

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Resy charges users for dinner reservations

You already know there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But these days, you might find yourself paying for a table as well. Once Resy officially launches at the end of the month, the sleek new app will offer patrons the opportunity to pay for in-demand reservations at exclusive eateries. The idea is that discerning customers are willing to shell out for a hassle-free seat — or several — at some of the city’s buzziest restaurants. A team of industry veterans is betting that at least a fraction of foodies is prepared to put its money where its mouth is. — ABC News

Once conjoined Texas twins now co-valedictorians

Emily and Caitlin Copeland, of Houston, Texas, are 18-year-old identical twins who share an easy laugh, a love of cooking and a bond few can ever imagine. Emily and Caitlin were born conjoined, fused at the chest, liver and bile ducts. Fast forward 18 years later, and the twins, who were successfully separated at 10-months-old, are more than thriving. They are co-valedictorians of their high school class at Lutheran High North in Houston, and are now both about to head off to college — Emily to the University of Houston to major in hotel management and Caitlin to Concordia University Texas in Austin to study education. — Yahoo! News

United frequent fliers to get miles based on ticket cost, not distance

Beginning next year, United frequent fliers will accumulate awards miles based on the cost of a ticket, not on the number of miles flown. United’s change is good news for those who buy expensive tickets (read: wealthy fliers and business travelers, especially those who fly at the last minute) and not so good for leisure travelers, who tend to be more price-driven. The move will take effect March 1, 2015, according to its website. — Los Angeles Times

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