News notes from around the interweb:
- New York Times halts its Sunday Travel section, sports too.
- In addition to reducing the qualification criteria for status, IHG Rewards Club has finally extended elite status through January 2022.
For Spire Elite members this includes the Choice benefit of 25,000 bonus points or gifting of Platinum Elite status to someone each year
This change will be automatically reflected in member accounts in the coming weeks.
- Airports of Thailand projects flights back to normal by October 2021 but that comes with a big caveat (HT: Daryl W)
He expects domestic flights to recover before international services, since the latter are dependent on countries’ moves to contain the spread of Covid-19 and how long it takes to develop antiviral drugs or vaccines.“If the Covid-19 situation is brought under control in countries worldwide, the economy in Thailand and other major countries will recover, while traffic volume will return to normal in October 2021,” he said.
- Hong Kong foodpanda food delivery orders now come with free health insurance
- Poland may give its citizens vouchers for domestic travel
- New technology measures the distance between passengers standing in line at airport security
- Quite a sight!
Via @NewsOn6: A large portion of the @AmericanAir fleet @tulsaairports. A special thanks to the Tech Ops — Tulsa team, who continue to maintain each aircraft at #TUL, the world’s largest commercial aviation base maintenance facility. #AATeam @erikolund @flylabrock pic.twitter.com/91pcUJ3nhx
— Ross Feinstein (@RossFeinstein) April 24, 2020
- The worst-structured travel promotion of all time?