News and notes from around the interweb:
- There’s a travel agency for stuffed animals
- Can loyalty programs save public transit?
- How India’s government plans to bail out United’s Star Alliance partner Air India while United protests government subsidies (and, of course, takes its own).
- IHG is ending its fuel rewards partnership
- British Airways and American want to include Aer Lingus in their transatlantic joint venture without Aer Lingus joining oneworld at this point. It seems like they should become a oneworld connect member but it seems wise to apply for anti-trust immunity while they aren’t a partner at all, since that lets them claim unique consumer benefits of adding them (which would largely already exist if they were a oneworld connect or full oneworld member).
- Las Vegas Centurion lounge will close for a period of time next month.
— djjohnpayne (@djjohnpayne) December 22, 2018
- Reader passes along a targeted double miles promotion from American AAdvantage, double miles on all flights through March 31 — the interesting thing is there’s a minimum spend requirement for double miles to kick in. In his case it’s $800, he’s a lifetime Platinum that left American for Alaska a couple of years ago.