News and notes from around the interweb:
- Uber’s revamped credit card is part of a new division, Uber Money, which includes a branded Green Dot debit card for making instant payment to drivers.
- New York City spends $41,000 per year per family on homeless shelters (!) so they tried something new: an all-expense paid permanent vacation to another jurisdiction, where the costs become another city’s problem. New York is even sending the homeless to Hawaii complete with plane ticket, a year’s rent, and money for furnishings. They neither tell the receiving city about it, nor follow up to check if the homeless are receiving services where they’ve moved.
- The new IHG PointBreaks is out, I used to get excited when decent properties crept up and all were 5000 points. Now even with 10,000 and 15,000 point redemptions I find the opportunities limited, but some will find use in places the
- The top revenue routes from Dallas Fort-Worth The Qantas A380 is generating over $400 million a year.
- Qantas is now selling access to its lounge at London Heathrow to passengers from any airline for £55 It’s actually quite a nice lounge, though among oneworld airlines I personally prefer the Cathay Pacific lounge at Heathrow.
- Cathay Pacific has its own craft beer