News and notes from around the interweb:
- Data-driven analysis of Southwest Airlines route changes from a former Southwest network planner
- The American Express Centurion lounge in Houston has re-opened, and DFW is about to as well.
American Express Centurion Lounge DFW Airport
- Capital One now lets Venture, Quicksilver, Savor, and Spark cardholders cash out miles via Paypal, albeit at a poor value of 125 points per dollar.
- The 30 year old United Airlines commercial everyone’s talking about, how a ‘phone call and a fax’ doesn’t replace face-to-face business meetings. Good luck going to visit clients whose employees aren’t back in the office, though.
- We rate this claim true:
Jeffrey Toobin may single handedly save business travel.
— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) October 19, 2020
- The absolute worst of democracy, using it to take stuff from one group and give it to another (in this case, to Parker himself and other shareholders). And to do it in the name of a civil rights hero! In 1961 John Lewis became one of the 13 original Freedom Riders to promote… airline subsidies?
- Etihad lands in Israel. We really have seemed to make progress on Mideast Peace, even if much of it is de facto rather than de jure.
@garyleff Pics from todays' first (!) commercial flight on EY between TLV & AUH. Article in Hebrew, but pics speak for themselves. Historic!
P.S – EY used their "Green-liner" for this trip. Have never seen it before today!https://t.co/MrsTKH4lT8
— Boaz is my name (@Dude2626) October 19, 2020