News and notes from around the interweb:
- Woman gives birth onboard a 777.
- Hilton is giving MBA graduates from many top schools free Gold status — valid as far out as 2020. And here I’ve lost Gold status for the first time in a decade.. and had to insist on retaining that downgrade.
- American has long offered group discount codes, and if you could find an applicable one online it would be good for 5% – 10% off of a ticket. There used to be good compilations of these codes online but American’s lawyers threatened several sites and they’ve been harder to find over the past year. Now those codes are being eliminated altogether. As of May 1 they’re not offering new group discount codes, although existing ones remain valid through their planned expiration. (HT: Reid)
- The founder of Aman Resorts has stepped down as its Chairman (HT: uggbuy) No matter what assurances are provided it is hard to imagine the brand maintaining its level of excellence without the passion of Adrian Zecha. Sadly I haven’t been able to experience Aman properties first hand.
- Uber will give you a $20 credit if you correctly pick the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (HT: @ananth_tk)
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