New and notes from around the interweb:
- Seventy years ago Chuck Yeagar broke the sound barrier. And now he’s suing Airbus. He says the aerospace giant used “his name and likeness without permission to promote a new high-speed helicopter.”
- Register to receive double Hyatt points at MGM Resorts through December 28.
- 30% bonus converting hotel points to Aeroplan extended through September 25
- The Points Guy website compared duty free prices across a bunch of airports and even in different terminals of the same airport to see where it’s cheapest.
Not quite an answer to will you save at duty free without comparing to street pricing or the same items – that likely depends on the item and where you live (how it’s taxed) but I can beat the cited prices for Johnnie Walker Blue online and my local Total Wine will price between the listed amounts for Zurich and Paris.
Nonetheless really interesting data – especially that terminal 7 at New York JFK (primarily British Airways) is cheapest there, and that Newark’s terminal B is “10% cheaper than the shops in Terminal C.”
By the way the Greekquent Flyer reports that with the airport closing up duty free “the duty-free at IAH terminal D is 40% off everything, but you need international ticket.”
- Marriott fancies itself a certifier of well-being, look for them to join Hyatt in helping you cleanse your this-and-that.
- Bank of America testing dynamic credit card CVV security codes that will change every 4 hours.
- How the American Airlines $250,000 unlimited lifetime first class AAirpass went bad. Michael Dell and Mark Cuban still have lifetime passes, some others had their passes cancelled.