News notes from around the interweb:
- Amsterdam’s mayor wants to open a prostitution hotel
- Uber appears to be devaluing the elite benefits of its Uber Rewards program starting August 4. For instance instead of Platinums and Diamonds getting ‘price protection’ on their favorite route (I’ve saved a ton on airport pickups) the favorite route will earn bonus points instead.
This makes me not at all unhappy about losing my Diamond status come August, since while Uber extended elite status they only did so for those with earlier expiration at the start of the pandemic.
- No doubt Boeing is apoplectic that the FAA is opening a 45 day public comment period, which the agency will then have to respond to, as part of its process to re-certify the Boeing 737 MAX.
- Shanghai-based China Eastern, part-owned by Delta, says they’ll be back to 94% of last year’s capacity by the end of the month, how many of you were skeptical of this?
- Wendy’s has launched a new revenue-based loyalty program $45 spend gets a breakfasts baconator sandwich.
- This is also what American Airlines now serves on their longest domestic flights, other than New York JFK – Los Angeles and San Francisco and on their longer Hawaii flights. (It used to be the ‘buy on board’ cheese plate in coach.)
Onboard @AmericanAir today, I was served a cheese plate in first class from DCA to ORD. It appears that the cheese plate is still served on flights that are an exemption market, and during a lite bites time period. Interesting. pic.twitter.com/RXzCY5a5il
— Jamie Larounis (@TheForwardCabin) July 21, 2020