News and notes from around the interweb:
- United is adding flights to Croatia, Greece and Iceland with those countries opening to vaccinated Americans. France says they’re working on opening for the summer this way as well.
- Apocalypse Now. (HT: @MattSoleyn)
The Rental Car Apocalypse is upon us: Companies taking reservations and pre-payment, then announcing “no cars available “ to angry crowds. Plus staffing counters with one, unfortunate person. The definition of clusterfuck – #2021. @ThriftyRentaCar pic.twitter.com/nDZAFHDG7m
— John Curtas (@eatinglasvegas) April 17, 2021
- Singapore Airlines has extended mileage validity again, in their own complicated way. All miles are valid at least through April 30, 2022 but some miles are extended through September 30, 2022.
- Inside herringbones: a decade and a half of Cirrus US Airways doesn’t get enough credit for being the first carrier to roll out this seat, which is still flying as business class on quality carriers like Cathay Pacific.
- Masks keep us from seeing facial expressions and understanding each other. So some companies have created clear face masks. One passenger was denied travel on American Airlines due to a clear face mask.
- The airline safety revolution (WSJ) no U.S. commercial airline has had a fatal crash since 2009.
- Seems like Virgin Australia would offer better value.
— Dave O'Neil (@itsdaveoneil) April 18, 2021