News and notes from around the interweb:
- Malaysia Airlines is taking heat for the quality of the Nasi Lemak (a national rice dish) that it served in economy on a ~ 750 mile flight. The carrier promises to take “mmediate measures to improve the quality of its in-flight meal.” Meanwhile rival discount airline Air Asia (tagline: “Now everyone can fly!”) touts the quality of its own nasi lemak. Imagine such a rivalry in the U.S.! (HT: uggboy on Milepoint)
- Starwood is offering double points for eating at their hotel restaurants when you aren’t staying there as a guest.
- Woman went berserk on a Delta flight when another passenger turned her down for sex. Perhaps Delta’s planes just didn’t offer convenient places to join?
- If you got in any Hyatt Gold Passport reward night reservations before the devaluation (probably at one of these 13 hotels), you have until February 15 to make changes to your bookings without repricing at the higher points cost. I booked a couple of stays, and just changed one to new dates six months later and added a night to the reservation all while using the old award chart.
- Sochi hotel threatens journalist with extra usage fees for putting luggage on the second bed in the room. (HT: uggboy on Milepoint)