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One seat for $34,000

10-26-2011 11:12 BJT

A single seat on the first commercial flight of Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner has been bought for more than $34,000 in a charity sale organized by Japan's ANA, the company said Tuesday.

The airline auctioned six business class seats on the plane's inaugural flight, which leaves Tokyo's Narita airport bound for Hong Kong today.

Bidders pushed up the cost of the ticket on eBay to the equivalent of $34,000 - around 13 times the price of a regular business class seat for a flight between the two cities.

Groupon sues deserters

Groupon Inc sued two former sales managers who held confidential information before they quit the daily deal company to join Google Inc's competing daily deals site, a court filing showed.

The case filed in an Illinois court on October 21, named former Groupon employees Brian Hanna and Michael Nolan, who left the company in September to join Google Offers.

The hiring of Hanna and Nolan by Google breaches their employment agreement with Groupon, which bars them from working with a direct competitor for 24 months after leaving the company, Groupon said.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Global Times

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