Crossing the Line to Earn Miles, Uber Crushes New York’s Mayor, and Flight Attendants Shaming Passengers

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Anyone that travels internationally should probably consider this.

  • Thai Airways will stop flying to the U.S. October 25. They’re eliminating Bangkok – Rome service that day as well.

  • Frequent Miler cites Slickdeals saying there’s a targeted 60,000 mile signup bonus for the Delta co-brand credit card that many folks are finding themselves able to get. Quote, “This may cross the line for some people, so please use your best judgement.” Personally I’m not going to cross any line, street, do lines, or even crossword puzzles to earn SkyMiles.

  • What flight attendants share about passengers on social media

  • Strike averted at New York LaGuardia and JFK of 1200 baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, and others.

  • New York City’s mayor backs down on plans to halt growth of ridesharing services in the city.

  • A Denver-Los Angeles United Airbus A320 diverted to Grand Junction this morning. (HT: Paul H.) Filed under: ‘stuff happens’

    One medical event caused a chain reaction of passengers to feel sick and lightheaded which caused the pilot to deploy the oxygen masks. Six passengers were treated.

  • Citibank will pay $700 million for “misrepresenting costs and fees and charging customers for services they did not receive.” (HT: Alan H.)

    Citi said it had been issuing refunds and had stopped selling products that were part of its agreements with the regulators, including credit monitoring and debt protection products.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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