News and notes from around the interweb:
- Head for Points says that you can avoid KLM’s new intra-Europe checked baggage fee just by joining the Flying Blue program — which is useful to do anyway so that you can use their website to search for award availability on lots of the Delta frequent flyer partners that the Delta website doesn’t support.
- Miles from Blighty walks through the changes to Hyatt’s website. The biggest one is that you can now see points cost and availability next to paid room rates — you don’t need to search for awards separately, and don’t need to have enough points in an account to see award availability online (you used to have to call if you didn’t have enough points in your account to search). Upgraded rooms on points aren’t on the website (similar to Starwood), and I do wish each hotel’s page listed its award redemption category though. Searching for availability with stay certificates is also more integrated in the new site.
- The Skytrax ranking of the world’s airports is out– and while the top choice of Singapore Changi is perfectly defensible, as is listing Seoul’s Incheon at number 2, there’s also tons of silliness as well like including the disaster that is London Heathrow in the top 10.
- To the guy that hides Vanilla Reload cards behind the XBoxLive cards at my CVS — I discovered your hiding spot weeks ago. Clearly you have been back to the store, since more were hidden in the same spot. When you go back and find your entire stash gone, it’s probably wise to find a new hiding spot. That is all.