1000 Free Miles, Another Program Revamps, New Option for Using SkyMiles, and Making Airport Bathrooms Better (Bits ‘n Pieces for March 2, 2014)

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Sixt car rental is offering 1000 Lufthansa Miles & More miles for taking their emails. (HT: Greg L.)

  • News on the SAS EuroBonus program revamp is out.

  • A better way to design airport bathroom stalls?

  • Garuda Indonesia is expected to join Skyteam this week (Wednesday), the alliance that includes Delta. This may create some interesting redemption opportunities for Skymiles. Garuda flies to Amsterdam, and several cities in Australia.

    There may be additional opportunities to route via Asia to Australia, and possibly to combine with Virgin Australia on a single award ticket (US – Australia – Bali on Virgin Australia, then Indonesia to North Asia and connect on a third carrier to the US on the return). We’ll see how Delta’s pricing engines treat all of this.

  • Vienna airport offers clothing rental. Great idea for folks coming from warmer climates. How did I not know this?

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  1. You might find this surprising, but wardrobe service @VIE means they’ll store your jacket or coat & hat, etc for you… 🙂

  2. @ Andre: That’s what I thought, but the way the description is written sure makes it sound like they’ll *give* you clothes!

  3. Thanks for the 2k Lufthansa miles………it worked for them as I booked a Paris rental off the sign-up……..win win win……

  4. It gave me and my wife account’s both a confirmation….then after I clicked thru I changed to english and made a reservation so I think eveyone wins in this case…….

  5. Was just wondering if it worked for people outside Germany. I can see I received 500 points. Not 1000. Do you have to subscribe to all three mailing options? I subscribed to the first 2 but not the last one…

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