News and notes from around the interweb:
- Aeroplan has extended fee-free cancellation and changes for awards booked through September 30 rather than having its standard fees apply after August 31.
- Through July 31 Hyatt offered targeted members 1000 American AAdvantage miles per night.
Now they have another offer of 1000 bonus AAdvantage miles per stay September 3 through December 19, 2021 but only at hotels in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. They’re primarily focused on Americans (AAdvantage members who link their accounts with Hyatt) traveling abroad during this period. I’ve just cancelled a trip that would have had me in the Mideast during the promotion period.
Though the registration URL includes the words “targeted offer” I’m told it’s not actually targeted, “open to all who have a valid World of Hyatt membership number and AAdvantage membership number at time of registration.”
- Delta converts purchase rights into orders for 30 Airbus A321neos remember when they were pursuing their own protectionist interests by claiming flights by foreign airlines threatened all-important U.S. jobs?
- United drops its premium strategy at New York JFK going from Boeing 767s with 46 business class seats to all-Boeing 757s with just 16 business class seats.
- New Minute Suites ‘Express’ at New York LaGuardia ‘Express’ is never better but it’s better than nothing at all.
- You may have seen reports on various blogs of members receiving status extensions from Hyatt, according to the chain though “We have no initiatives to extend status for members at this time. In the examples we’ve seen, guests are earning status with our 2021 reduced criteria without realizing it.”
- It’s not just American and Alaska uniforms, around half of Delta flight attendants now wear their own clothes to work rather than Zac Posen Passport Purple uniforms because of health problems claimed to come from the fabric.