Netflix experiences technical issues on the day of the final two "Stranger Things" episodes of the season; American Airlines is offering to raise pilot pay by 17% by the end of 2024; and the "Crypto Queen" is placed on the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List.
- American Airlines offering pilots raises of nearly 17% by the end of 2024. In a video sent to pilots, CEO Robert Isom said that they, quote, "will be paid well and competitively no matter what." Senior captains of the biggest planes will be able to make up to $425,000 a year. This comes only a week after rival United Airlines reached a tentative deal that includes more than 14% in total raises within 18 months.
Pilots at Delta, Southwest, and Alaska are also in negotiations for new contracts as the industry continues to struggle with staff shortages. Ruja Ignatova has been added to the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List. She's the only woman currently on the list. She's known as the crypto queen. Although, we're not sure why she's known as the crypto queen. Who gave her that name?
But the German citizen allegedly sold a fake cryptocurrency called OneCoin. This was back in the mid 2010's. Federal investigators are accusing her of defrauding victims out of more than $4 billion. She's in fact been missing since 2017 when US officials signed an arrest warrant. The FBI is now appealing to the public and offering a $100,000 reward for information that could lead to Ignatova's apprehension.
And Netflix already facing technical problems on its big weekend. The streaming service was unavailable for a brief period earlier this morning after the highly anticipated final two episodes of its hit show "Stranger Things" released on the platform. User reports of problems with the site spiked to about 13,000. That was around 3:00 AM Eastern.
I guess people were at midnight their time, local time, whatever it was, maybe getting up early in the morning, maybe staying up late at night to watch it. But those outages according to downdetector.com. The situation seemed to be resolved within a half hour. The fourth season of "Stranger Things" has already set the record as the number one English language series on Netflix. The two final episodes of the season clock in together at nearly four hours of runtime.