News notes from around the interweb:
- Oscar Munoz’s farewell note to employees get ready to be Kirby’d.
- Emirates is offering 1 elite qualifying mile for every 4 miles earned on their co-brand credit cards May 18 – July 31, 2020, up to 25,000 qualifying miles. Signup bonuses don’t count.
Worth noting (to me, anyway) that US Airways really was an innovator here in fall 2006 they ran ‘everything counts’ as a promotion where everything
cards counted towards status, no need for year-end mileage running.
- Norwegian on track for government bailout
- When one customer couldn’t get airline customer service to respond they took out a newspaper ad
- Doesn’t this actually upgrade the prestige of the flight attendant profession?
"The doctors are ready now to operate on you" – this is what I feel seeing this @ThaiAirways PR photo. What has become of aviation? #COVID19 #PaxEx pic.twitter.com/RTeZomFXdo
— Andreas Spaeth (@SpaethFlies) May 18, 2020
- EgyptAir imposes 10% pay cut “for board chairs and deputies, sector heads, air crew members, maintenance engineers, and others.”
Jeebus that was a long farewell note. Anyway, bailing on your company at its lowest point is cowardice. Maybe there are extenuating circumstances I missed because I didn’t slog through the entire note, but the optics look really really bad.
He announced this change way before coronavirus hit the USA.
Announced back in Dec, 2019 so pre-Covid crisis. I doubt the Board or Kirby wanted to change the decision, so not really fair to describe it as cowardice…
@Jason – the guy LITERALLY has a new heart in his chest (and all this was pre-announced too)…he is lucky to be alive. SMFH.
He has only been a figurehead for the past couple of years. Kirby has been running the airline. So his departure doesn’t really change anything.