News and notes from around the interweb:
- East Hampton on Long Island plans to make its airport private to cut down on Manhattan helicopters (HT: @crucker)
The town’s board is expected to vote to deactivate its airport and reopen it as a more limited facility that planes and helicopters can only land in with prior permission, according to a Tuesday press statement by Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc. The shift will give the town greater control over flight traffic at the airport, which has surged in recent years thanks to ride-share apps that make it easier to snag a seat on a helicopter or private plane at the last minute.
- 3700 AAdvantage miles and Loyalty Points, potentially for $25 with Amex Offer it’s a meal delivery service, I had a $25 off $50 offer with Amex and I also stacked a card-linked offer to earn additional miles too.
But consider that you may want to hold off on some of these ‘first time subscription only’ mileage deals and wait until you know you need the loyalty points to earn elite status, they might still be around in a year or two or three (or they might not!).
- Obituary for Dick Ferris, United CEO from 1979 to 1987. He withstood the bitter 1985 pilots strike and he acquired Pan Am’s Pacific routes as well as Hilton hotels and Hertz rental cars (trying to combine the whole thing into one and naming it Allegis though the company was quickly named back to United). (WSJ, HT: Jonathan W.)
- Capital One Venture X, Venture and VentureOne cardmembers can take $300 off their non-discounted twelve month Gravity Haus membership as a first-time (Update: or renewing) customer enrolling through the dedicated link. This partnership runs through January 19, 2024.
Capital One will offer a pop up Venture X Haus near the Breckenridge Quicksilver lift February 11-13 and February 18-21 (11am – 5pm) for Capital One cardmembers to taste food from James Beard-nominated chefs along with drink pairings.
- 20% transfer bonus to Aeromexico Club Premier through February 15 very few people are going to want to do this.
- Executives need to ‘eat their own dog food’ to understand their product and customer experience. And Airbnb’s CEO is starting to live in Airbnb’s, per a thread he started in twitter, though I’m rather surprised he wasn’t doing that already.
1. Starting today, I'm living on Airbnb. I’ll be staying in a different town or city every couple weeks
— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 18, 2022
- Hertz customers getting sent to jail for ‘stealing’ cars they returned and paid for hits Inside Edition It usually seems to happen when customers either switch cars or extend their rental, and Hertz doesn’t update their systems properly.