News notes from around the interweb:
- Hyatt is extending elite status by a year for Asia-based elites and also extending expiration of confirmed suite upgrades expiring this year to the end of next year, recognizing the impact coronavirus has on travel. Great for members, also good not to let the business of high value travelers go to the competition when it returns.
- Ultra high end hotel redemptions: Necker Island vs North Island vs. Calala Island
Calala Island Twitter Trip Review.
Feel free to ask questions and I'll probably respond in the main thread to keep information visible for others.
There is no continuity to this, but just random thoughts.
— Shane Rowley (@utahshane) December 29, 2019
- American Airlines is running a test, selling access to its Flagship First Dining at Dallas Fort-Worth for ConciergeKey and Executive Platinums on international itineraries. The were pricing it at $150. Now they’ve dropped price to $100.
- What makes German train stations the best in Europe?
- British Airways is hiring a bunch of catering and inflight service executives for what looks like a service overhaul.
- Alaska Airlines simplifies their mileage-earning charts (making them easier to understand, not devaluing them)
- Another inflight wedding proposal, this time on an Emirates A380.
Love is flying better on Emirates. Watch Vasti say ‘YES’ to William’s romantic proposal in our A380 Onboard Lounge.
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) February 14, 2020