News and notes from around the interweb:
- Presidential candidate wants to ban involuntarily denied boardings make airlines pay whatever it takes to get passengers to voluntarily give up their seats if they choose to overbook. Except most involuntary denied boardings happen due to aircraft swaps, not overbookings. (HT: D.R.)
- Virgin Atlantic Mastercard adds companion reward ticket benefit each year you spend $25,000 on the card.
- The story of the original British Airways flat bed seat in business class incidentally this was the last time their business class product was an industry leader.
- KLM will end inflight duty free in January. American Airlines got out of the duty free business four years ago and Delta five years ago. United dropped it two years ago.
- US government lays out strategy for surveillance and control of travel
- Australia isn’t real.