News and notes from around the interweb:
- Wait, the American Airlines goal is to cancel more than 1% of flights? (From an internal David Seymour memo to employees):
- United will open its new business class Polaris lounge at Washington Dulles this month, across from the United Club at gate C17. This will be the airline’s first international business lounge open since the start of the pandemic. We’re waiting on a re-opening of San Francisco, Chicago O’Hare, Newark and Houston.
These are the best business class lounges in the U.S. – with menu-based dining (though the Polaris Burger is overrated) – with far more limited entry requirements than American Airlines Flagship lounges. I’d still take American’s Flagship Dining over them, and Air Canada’s Signature Suites.
Polaris Lounge Houston
- Lufthansa will start charging for alcohol in coach on long haul flights
- Why airlines keep changing their terms and conditions
- Here’s the American Airlines upgrade offer I see for a short flight later this month. It seems to me they should be able to populate the photo of first class based on actual aircraft in the itinerary (both my flights are on narrowbodies, not widebodies with lie flat seats).
Oddly though the offer says “No AAdvantage® miles, Elite Qualifying Miles, Segments or Dollars earned” which makes it sound like buying up to first class gets me basic economy restrictions, when they’re actually saying I don’t earn anything for the buy up, which is a questionable decision I understand they’d like to change.
- Spirit Airlines sponsors the exclusive club level at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. And it’s done up in Spirit Airlines yellow. How is this venue on-brand?