News and notes from around the interweb:
- Best Use Of JetAirways JP Miles & JetPrivilege Award Chart
- Priceline and Upside founder Jay Walker on customer acquisition and expanding “dynamic “basket” pricing, custom offers and multi-party price underwriting” to health care and insurance.
William Shatner Advertising Priceline in 2000 — Before He Was the Negotiator
- Hilton Osaka provides women discounts on food and beverage based on the height of their heels (HT: One Mile at a Time) Six inch heels are good for 40% off.
Presumably this is meant to signal to men that if you come here you’ll find plenty of dressed up women.
- Etihad-controlled Air Serbia removed real business class seats from their narrowbody fleet and replaced them with slimline economy seats and a blocked middle, taking away seat power in the process. Real business class remains now only on their one widebody aircraft that flies to New York.
Crew in Front of Air Serbia Airbus A330, credit: Air Serbia
- Lipstick on a pig: Airbus is promoting the A380plus with 4% better fuel economy and a plan to squeeze in more seats. Expect to see the very first ’11-across seating’ (whether anyone buys the ‘plus’ version of the aircraft or not). Ultimately the plan stops short of generating the efficiencies Emirates has been asking for with a ‘new engine option’ for the plane.
- The Story Of Michigan’s Almost Forgotten First Commercial Airport, Packard Field
Credit: Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University.