The QLess Blog

Heathrow Queues: Can't Beat 'Em, So What?

May 31 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Other Industries

As the 2012 Olympics draw near, and amidst reports of rampant border control queues at Heathrow Airport, I can't help but imagine the systemic chaos that will likely ensue over the next few months. It will culminate on August 13, the day after the Olympics closing ceremony, when Heathrow will experience its largest volume of passengers--ever. Authorities insist that the airport is prepared, but I'd be willing to bet that Murphy's Law will have a hand to play.

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This is by far the best system I have ever used

May 16 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Announcements

"This is by far the best system I have ever used. Lets you anticipate your time. It also give you more freedom to make a call or use the bathroom, knowing where you are in line. Thank you." -QLess user with a Las Vegas phone number in an SMS to us when we asked about his/her experience

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Elon Musk & Si Ramo: Entrepreneurial lives of accomplishment

May 16 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Insights

It's always a pleasure to meet accomplished people who raise our standards, who humble us with their record of accomplishment. Yesterday, the LA Times wrote on its cover about one such entrepreneur: Elon Musk, of whose Saturday launch of the latest SpaceX rocket the future of the space age may depend, something he does in his spare time when he's not running Tesla, the first successful electric car company and a solar energy production company (you want to have the electricity to run his cars be clean, after all) to save the Earth (you can tell he's not confident of his success and is hedging his bets with an escape plan). It's good that Elon is up to something these days, as previously he had only co-founded and led the Internet's largest payment platform (Paypal). And that after he created his first multi-hundred-million dollars success. Wishing him and SpaceX all the luck on Saturday's launch.

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