News and notes from around the interweb:
- Etihad Guest is offering 30% off saver awards booked by August 27 for travel through May 31 in any class of service. That’s great for Amex and Citi transfers to Etihad. However American AAdvantage and Air Canada Aeroplan (an Amex transfer partner) do not add fuel surcharges to Etihad awards and may represent better value still.
- Is home feeling stale during the pandemic, and need a little change of scenery to spice things up One hotel is promoting sexcations. This was, after all, the reason Hyatt offered for their “it’s good not to be home” branding campaign…
- Qantas, with international flights grounded for the next 7 months is selling its stock of pajamas for AU$25 or 4350 points per pair. This underscores the low value of Qantas miles – US$0.004 apiece – and sadly they only ship within Australia.
- Airlines: be careful what you wish for taking another government bailout it may seem like free money now, but politicians are your new master and they’ll come calling with demands later – and it’ll be harder to beat back all sorts of new regulations that will harm your business. (Skift)
- This is the message from United Airlines to its employees about its missing executive, that’s been much talked-about.
- British Airways won’t run 747 farewell flights as they retire the Queen of the Skies.