Road Warrior read-in: Frequent-flier in court

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Here's a quick hit of what Road Warrior editors are reading.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments related to frequent-flier miles. "Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg, an educational consultant and lecturer, was cut from his frequent-flier program for, according to Northwest Airlines, complaining too often," as NPR spells it out.

The New York Times profiles a resident of the city's Chelsea neighborhood facing eviction from the co-op board of his affordable housing development after a private investigator confirmed the tenant was renting space to tourists through Roomorama.com,

(Read more: TSA's strange finds)

SpaceX on Tuesday plans to launch its first commercial communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Reuters reports.

El Al has started a new low-cost airline called UP by El Al. It will fly from Tel Aviv to Berlin, Budapest, Kiev, Prague and Larnaca, Cyprus, according to travel blog Jaunted.

(Read more: Rent-your-car service gets green light at SFO)

Air New Zealand would like to take you away on its "Hobbit" themed plane. And WestJet, not to be outdone, has its own Disney-themed "Magic Plane," according to USA Today.

—By CNBC's Amy Langfield. Follow her on Twitter at @AmyLangfield.

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