News and notes from around the interweb:
- The one thing the US Airways website apparently does well. (It certainly ain’t this.)
- Iberia is offering double miles for tickets purchased at Iberia.com by April 21 for travel through April 30. Iberia, Iberia Express, Iberia Regional Air Nostrum and Puente Aéreo flights are eligible. Partner airlines and codeshare flights are not. I like having an Iberia account with some points in it because I can move British Airways Avios over to Iberia, and no fuel surcharges are added to Iberia flights booked out of an Iberia account.
- A reminder that even though American has eliminated stopovers at the North American gateway city on international award tickets (“free one-ways“), you can still make date changes to existing itineraries booked with these stopovers. The rules at the time of ticketing apply.
- Delta will require Alaska Airlines Boardroom members to pay $29 for guests to access their Skyclubs. Boardroom members still get their own admittance free when eligible. Part of my feels like, “Why don’t they just file the papers already?!” but this change actually just brings guest access into line with what they’ve aleady done to American Express Platinum and Delta Reserve credit card holders.
- Belgium moves to protect incumbent taxis by banning Uber. Of course, France passed a law to require Uber to wait at least 15 minutes before picking up passengers, because innovative services that provide convenience are a threat. Protectionism is very much not limited to the U.S. (HT: Bart.la)