The High Cost of a Rush to Security
The money was spent in the name of improving security at the nation’s airports:
· $526.95 for one phone call from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago to Iowa City.· $1,180 for 20 gallons of Starbucks Coffee — $3.69 a cup — at the Santa Clara Marriott in California.
· $1,540 to rent 14 extension cords at $5 each per day for three weeks at the Wyndham Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa in Telluride, Colo.
· $8,100 for elevator operators at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.