News and notes from around the interweb:
- The Priority Pass / The Club people are partnering on a new lounge brand in Brazil: Ambaar Club.
- The strange Covid-theater precautions in Oaxaca
There is a place along the local highway where they stop all cars, and have everyone get out to accept a dose of hand sanitizer.
- Through July 30, Air Canada Aeroplan is offering miles for sale with up to 80% bonus (1.3 cents apiece for customers with a US address and credit card, since that avoids the taxes).
- Tokyo Narita and Haneda airports “start facial recognition in full scale”
- OzJet thought all-business class made sense for a 439 mile flight
- At least Avis doesn’t report cars stolen when its customers rent from them, so that’s something.
It is technically accurate to say wait time is “more than 30 minutes” @avis. Still going.
Do you guys use the “callback” option? My expectation on a callback is that someone is ready to talk. Reality with many is that you then have to wait on hold for someone to pickup. pic.twitter.com/AyCiFyLUyZ
— Rakesh Agrawal (@rakeshlobster) July 19, 2021
- Will Lufthansa take a stake in fellow Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal
- No matter what you think about the push for federal infrastructure spending, you have to give some pause because when Doug Parker is back getting excited for it, watch your wallets. His entire career as a CEO has been spent picking taxpayer pockets.