News and notes from around the interweb:
- When an airline causes you to get stuck overnight – a delay or cancellation that’s their fault, not because of weather or air traffic control – they generally commit to giving you a hotel room. Only Frontier doesn’t make that blanket promise, but in some circumstances even they will do it, too.
But they make no promises about the quality of the room they will give you. You may have to wait in long lines, get a voucher, and then hope the hotel actually has a room. I far prefer booking airline tickets using a credit card that offers a trip delay benefit and then sending the bill to the card company’s provider, because when you get to that airline-provided room:
@AmericanAir repeatedly delayed our flight until they finally pushed us to the next day. Then, THIS is the hotel they gave us a voucher to stay in. Do you honestly think this is okay? #americanairlines #airlines #Flights pic.twitter.com/PKws6RvwCa
— Laura Mzhickteno (@SimpliLaura) September 27, 2023
- Chicago Midway airport will get a Priority Pass-accessible 3,300 square foot The Club lounge next year.
- Delta guts the Mexico workaround for high partner award pricing
- Suing the FBI to get information on DB Cooper
- Qatar Airways promises that female passengers will not have to undergo gynecological exams prior to travel ever again.
- It’s actually a good question, why is this allowed?
@AmericanAir when I grew up we had fairly inexpensive furniture and were not allowed to do this. You own a multi million dollar jet that everyone has to use and it’s open season. #civility pic.twitter.com/nlKsDILXEP
— Jim Coyne (@becuzbigjimsays) September 26, 2023
- There’s something rich about Expedia, of call companies, claiming to have cut off Hopper from hotel and homesharing inventory to protect consumers.