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News and notes from around the interweb:
- 41% of men cry after watching inflight movies. I don’t quite believe that but I did cry once on a Cathay Pacific flight after watching About Time. I blamed it on the cabin pressurized to 8000 feet, we get more emotional at altitude due to mild oxygen deprivation. (HT: Dan R.)
- Hang up, call back success: scoring a Marriott 5 night travel package
Battle House Renaissance Mobile, Alabama
- Air India flight attendant arrested for smuggling ganja in a galley cart
- Rocketmiles tends to award more miles on Hyatt bookings than other chains, and crediting miles to Aeroplan yields far more miles than US programs do. There are really no meaningful elite benefits at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties, so booking through a third party site and foregoing elite benefits can make extra sense there.
- Back in April I wrote about American putting international widebodies on some Hawaii routes. Some of those planes are being retrofitted with premium economy.
AA now showing Premium Economy on some widebody Hawaii routes from Mid-December onward
— JonNYC (@xJonNYC) August 20, 2017
- Los Angeles projects in the best case 27% reduction in LAX airport congestion by 2023 at a cost of several billion dollars. They could get the same result much faster and for a lot less with zero emission buses, but those aren’t nearly as sexy or as beneficial to recipients of the construction projects.