News and notes from around the interweb:
- A year ago Cathay Pacific eliminated fuel surcharges, including on award tickets. The bad news is modest surcharges are back, and expected to go up March 1. That doesn’t apply to redemptions with American or Alaska miles, and they’re still low by European airlines standards.
On selected routes, zero fuel surcharge will continue to be applied, like from the Philippines to Hong Kong and from Japan to both Hong Kong and Taipei, however on other routes a per-sector fuel surcharge of US$7 to US$31.30 is now being added.
For tickets issued on or after 1st March 2021, these charges will increase to between US$9 and US$40 per flight sector
- Delta’s middle seat blocking earned a revenue premium
- Debris from Malaysia Airlines MH370 washed up on a beach in South Africa 7 years after the flight disappeared.
- Singapore’s sterile meeting facility for visiting foreigners seems like a really niche business play
- New extended leave options for American Airlines flight attendants
- Japanese airline ANA selling its meals to the public online
ANA Ramen is Fantastic, And Perfect For Serving At Altitude