Notes and Notables for Thursday, October 27

Wandering Aramean says fleet-wide internet may finally be coming to United, albeit without timetable. Unquestionably United lags other carriers in this area, and while uptake on wifi is modest it’s going to become increasingly important not to be left behind here — which I base solely on the fact that I consider it to be important.

Deals We Like does a nice job explaining how to get ~ 16 hits and 25,000 miles for under $140 in the US Airways Grand Slam promo. Here’s my post from last month laying out my strategy for earning 100,000 miles from the promo. Points Addict has the current correct answers for Audience Rewards trivia, which will get you a free hit. The unquestionable leader in Grand Slam coverage, with good clear explanations, has been Mommy Points.

Booking for the Oneworld MegaDO is now open to the public. And seats are going incredibly quickly. The seatmap on the booking page suggests that this may already be two-thirds sold out.

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Comments

  1. The oneworld megado signup is a complete joke! The connection kept cutting out and by the time I could finally get to the payment page it was sold out.

    Why don’t they do a lottery system? Would be much more civilized.

  2. Regarding United WiFi — I find that the only time I can actually get work done is on an airplane — people can’t call me, people can’t email me… it’s the only quiet time I get anymore — so I’m dreading airplane WiFi, because I can no longer use the excuse of being on a plane as my justification for being out of touch.

  3. Gary,

    Could you do a follow-up on Hilton’s Premium Award points? It is apparent Hilton HHonors does not have an intension to fix the issue.

    Look at The Conrad Hong Kong for November:

    Lowest priced room at $4987.00 HKD
    Points: 212,845 HHonors Points. One requires $3900 USD to purchase the amount required.

    What planet does Virgin Galactic go to again?

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