News and notes from around the interweb:
- We rate this claim as true. American Airlines has an absolutely unreasonable same day change policy, tightened substantially after new US Airways management took over. What’s the point of having the largest domestic airline with the most hubs if you can’t use them to get where you’re going?
- Chris Guillebeau offers advice on being better about saying ‘no’. Not travel-related per se, but Chris has visited every country in the world and years ago wrote a book on earning miles and points (plus featured my award booking service in one of his many best-sellers.
I include it here because it hits close to home. I have a tendency to say yes to commitments I shouldn’t. If it’s far enough in the future, and fits in my calendar, I have a hard time saying no – and I regret it when the time comes around. I know a very high level corporate executive who had a difficulty saying no and that’s the reason he created many layers and bureaucratic hurdles between himself and outsiders, to keep people from having the chance to ask anything of him…
- Matthew Klint thinks France will ban U.S. tourists using Covid as an excuse in retribution for Australia cancelling their submarine deal. Here’s the story of what really happened with the U.S.-U.K.-Australia submarine deal that so enraged the French.
- Southwest flight attendants are the best. Though nothing will ever beat the GAAP Rap.
- Tequila Bottles Found on New Boeing Air Force One Jet in Development (WSJ) There’s little cooler than drinking on board Air Force One when no one is around, but take your empties with you!
- Photos: “On the night of September 17th, strong storm gusts pushed two Sun Country 737-800’s N814SY and N833SY into each other and into jetbridges H3 and H4 causing substantial damage.”
- LSG Sky Chefs Laying Off Hundreds of Workers