News and notes from around the interweb:
- City National Bank Crystal Visa Infinite 75,000 point signup bonus must apply in-branch, this bank targets high net worth individuals, but no annual fee authorized users get the card’s travel credits.
I first covered this card three years ago, and of course when it had a signup bonus (the bank even threatened me over publicizing it, writing to me that I had “scrapped [sic] unauthorized content off one of our web pages and duplicated a content offer that’s only allowable to our existing clients. This is a regulatory requirement from the OCC.”).
- American Airlines is expanding its codeshare with China Southern. Though China Southern is still a member of SkyTeam, American invested in the Guangzhou-based carrier.
- Deal struck for St. Regis Princeville on Kauai
- Air India starts offering Star Alliance award redemption online it’s shocking that this is only beginning in 2018.
- Singapore Airlines cancels Wellington flight after pilot fails alcohol test.
- Did an Allegiant flight ‘fly through’ Hurricane Florence? No, just over it and they reported a turbulence free flight.
After reading the latest story on American investing in another foreign airline, here’s a thought: perhaps if AA and our other legacy carriers did not piss away their funds on investments to corner the world wide aviation market, they could afford larger toilets and more comfortable seats on their own planes?
If not, than perhaps our only salvation is to allow foreign carriers to buy into and obtain a controlling interest in our airlines?
One has to wonder if the legacy US3 Boards ever receive, review, and question their management on data evidencing how foreign carriers typically scoop the market, particularly in first and business, against any or combination of US3 flights?