This Fall U.S. Airports Are Getting 50 New Lounges, Each The Size Of A Phone Booth

Jul 29 2021

Escape lounges in the U.S. are being rebranded as “Escape Lounges – The Centurion® Studio Partner”. Escape has a new partnership, though, outside of the American Express relationship. They’ll be delivering phone booths in airports you can pay to access for privacy and to charge devices in conjunction with Jabbrrbox which has had these in airports since 2018.

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United Is Paying A Guy To Hold Up A Sign At Hubs Thanking Passengers

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Jul 29 2021

Back in the fall of 2003 United had a guy named Ted going around Denver picking up lunch tabs for entire restaurants. You see, Ted was their new low cost carrier ‘within the airline’ that United was launching. Ted was your friend. He was fun. That’s not how Ted turned out, in fact Ted – which shared the last 3 letters of United – was often described as being “the end of United.” And United retired Ted on January 6, 2009. Around the time that United was paying someone to pick up lunch, US Airways decided it needed to respond and so a guy named “Seth” picked up a few lunch tabs in Crystal City near the carrier’s Arlington, Virginia headquarters. Although by that time US Airways’ low cost carrier within a carrier MetroJet was…

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After American Airlines Pilot Sleeps In A Hotel’s Lobby, Pilots Told Not To Fly Without Confirmed Rooms

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Jul 28 2021

Earlier I covered the American Airlines flight attendants who were stuck sleeping at the airport because they weren’t provided a hotel room for their layover. In it, I mentioned that the grievance filed by the flight attendants union indicated pilots were having similar problems with the airline’s accommodations (and ground transportation) providers.

American’s pilots also filed a grievance. While they don’t note pilots sleeping in airports, they do report a pilot sleeping in a hotel lobby because of lack of a room for the night.

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The First 150,000 Mile Airline Rewards Card Initial Bonus Offer

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Jul 28 2021

It’s been a dozen years since we first saw a 100,000 mile airline credit card offer. That became the gold standard for Oh My Goodness.

We’ve seen bank cards with bigger offers in their own rewards programs, but I believe this is the first time I’ve ever seen an airline co-brand card offering 150,000 miles. I’ve been watching this for over 20 years. Indeed, April 2002 was the first time I’d ever seen a 20,000 mile offer. That was for a United credit card. And so is this.

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