News and notes from around the interweb:
- The federal government restricts the supply of pilots, creating a shortage, so the Biden administration wants to subsidize training of pilots. Or, you know, quit restricting supply in ways that don’t contribute to safety.
- Disneyland Hotel in California pays woman $100,000 to settle lawsuits after she claimed she was bitten by bed bugs
- Podcast with the head of the new GHA Discovery loyalty program on their transformation they were a straight recognition program that has now added rebates (awards).
- Delta adds gray uniforms after complaints about purple garments I rather liked the red.
- CLEAR will raise its base price by $10 (from $179 to $189 a year) on May 19. However there’s no change to Delta and United pricing (surely you sign up with a Delta or United account), and existing members renew current price through end of year.
When CLEAR’s price goes up, Amex will adjust its statement credit benefit to compensate on all except the Green product.
- Temporary LAX Centurion lounge is open
- Former Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta has died. He was the Democrat in the Bush Administration cabinet, and when the TSA was created it was part of his portfolio. On August 11, 2002 I launched “Impeach Norm Mineta” bumper stickers ($2 shipped) with the tag line “Liberty & Security Not Bureaucracy” – it received nice coverage on both the right and left (e.g. Instapundit here and here and The American Prospect).