News and notes from around the interweb:
- Singapore Airlines permanently eliminates printed menus in all classes of service. This is no longer just a Covid precaution. It saves money and means less waste. They’ll offer menus online in advance and through the inflight entertainment system.
- Bankrupt Thai Airways pivots into the fried dough stick business. There are currently 5 outlets, three in Bangkok and two in Chiang Mai.
Each 50 baht box has three sticks of fried dough and a cup of dipping sauce made from purple sweet potato and egg custard.
- Expiration of Amtrak points, upgrade coupons and companion coupons has been extended to December 31, 2020. Elite status has been extended through February 28, 2022.
- US fines Emirates $400,000 for flying over Iranian airspace in 2019 since the flight had passengers on it who booked the JetBlue codeshare.
- Passengers will be allowed to fly from New Zealand to New South Wales (primary airport is Sydney) without quarantine, but New Zealand will still require passengers from abroad including Australia to quarantine for 14 days – at least until Christmas.
- Goldman Sachs is buying the General Motors credit card business