News and notes from around the interweb:
- Air Canada is offering free snack and drink for top tier elites sitting in coach. I suggested this would be coming last month when outlining the new program. The value caps, though, seem cheap. You can get an inexpensive drink and a snack, but it’d better not be a fresh snack.
Beginning when we reintroduce Air Canada Bistro service onboard, and subject to the product selection available on your flight, Aeroplan Super Elite members can enjoy one free alcoholic beverage and one free snack item when traveling on Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada Rouge in Economy Class. Note that alcoholic beverages up to a value of $6.95 are eligible, while meal and fresh snack options (such as sandwiches and salads) are not eligible.
- Jet Fuel Is Now So Cheap It’s Being Blended for Use by Ships (HT: Tyler K.)
Only in a situation where the economy is in complete tatters, do we see usually more expensive components heading straight into [very-low sulfur fuel oil],” [Eugene Lindell, a senior analyst at consultant JBC Energy GmbH.] said.
- Good visualization.
Here's American Airlines' October 2020 widebody/cargo network.
Some notable additions:
– 787-8 service to Miami begins October 11 with PHL-MIA then DFW-MIA from October 25
– MIA-ORD sees the 777-300ER from Oct 25, but AA's website lists the 772.
– DFW-MIA on 77W Oct 1-24 pic.twitter.com/sE5CHvLu8A
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- Sophie’s Choice: It’s Willets Point or Nothing for LGA AirTrain
- Critics say more should be done before re-certifying the 737 MAX
- Reminiscing about the ‘hidden magic’ of business travelLocked down, I reminisced just as much about eating by myself in the bar in downtown Detroit for four days in a row, becoming a “regular,” as about going to the Louvre.
- Hotel compulsory mask rules make no sense in low virus countries. For instance while mask wearing is common in Taiwan, and compulsory in its schooles and on public transportation, it’s not clear what benefit a hotel chain rule brings there with as little virus there’s been. In Sweden mask wearing simply isn’t common.