News notes from around the interweb:
- United, American, and Delta all now require same day travel (on their airline or an eligible partner) in order to access their club lounges. They all sold lifetime memberships years ago with no requirement of an additional purchase to use the lounge. American and Delta recognized this, and waived the same day boarding pass requirement for lifetime club members. Not so United which took money for lifetime club memebrships and then changed the terms. That’s getting coverage in the Houston Chronicle.
- Close up footage of stealth bomber refueling
- Chicago O’Hare now has marijuana amnesty boxes (i.e. a new employee benefit for airport workers).
Did you pack weed in your carry-on? O’Hare and Midway airports now have boxes for dumping your recreational marijuana before boarding a plane. https://t.co/ArPYvkKjqJ
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) January 7, 2020
- American is sending out more free elite status. This went to my wife, who has no status with American and just a couple of AA segments last year. So yeah, American says their swelled elite numbers show how well the program is doing and I completely believe their elite numbers have grown when I keep seeing this.
There’s also an offer for Platinum with (20) 500 mile upgrade certificates and a status challenge.
- Cool. (HT: AirInsight)
— Matt Cochran (@MattCVaHi) January 9, 2020