News notes from around the interweb:
- How should you deal with Virgin Atlantic miles given bankruptcy risk?
- IHG hotels got a $747 million loan from the Bank of England as part of the UK’s bailout package.
- Norwegian will ditch long haul flying until March 2021
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- The Air Sinai story (HT: Jonathan W.)
- Earn 18,000 Aer Lingus Avios for a subscription to The Economist and then transfer points to another more lucrative Avios program.
- Thai Airways will give you miles for letting them track you staying at home this is a version of my first suggestion for things loyalty programs can do while their members aren’t traveling.
Aer Lingus link is broken. https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/subscribe-to-the-economist-earn-up-to-18000-avios/
“The campaign “THAI Stay Home Miles Exchange” on an application platform, gives a total of 1,000,000 Royal Orchid Plus miles to participants, rewarding 1 mile for every 4 hours of staying at home during the campaign period or until the miles run out.”
let’s see; 1 mile every 4 hours = 6 miles per day or 180 miles per month. even after a year, that would only be around 2,190 miles. where do i sign up?
328 feet, which actually is 100 meters, but dumbed down for the Americans, because essentially alone in the world, we still measure in our own quirky manner.