News and notes from around the interweb:
- United has introduced an employee Black Lives Matter pin they can use on their uniform
- Washington National’s Gate 35X during pandemic times is ridiculous.
@americanair @MWAAHQ why are you using overcrowded buses at #dca #35x ? Add more buses for each flight. Open windows on bus! Don’t close door during long waits! Simple steps to follow basic #CDC guidance
— PRQW (@PWolfson6) October 8, 2020
- Skift asks why we won’t tax workers more in the future in order to give their money to hotel owners now? Cameron Sperance says hotel owners are “getting the shaft” by not being bailed out, even though some hotel ownership groups did pick up Payroll Protection money (which is all smaller businesses had access to), and suggests upping “the ante on lobbying” to get “a bigger piece of the pie.”
- Check whether any of your Marriott award reservations in the next seven weeks have gotten less expensive. This is what I like to see:
Thanks Gary. Was just able to refresh an upcoming reservation and recover 60k points.
— matt (@gobears99) October 8, 2020
- FedEx flies from San Diego to Tijuana who knew that they used a plane and not trucks.
- At $2 million per job, Amtrak’s bailout demand makes the airlines look like a bunch of pikers. This is ‘also for infrastructure spending’ but like the airlines they’ve learned to ask for what they want under the fig leaf of jobs.
.@amtrak sends urgent letters to congress asking for $4.85Bn to fend off further layoffs of 2,400 jobs and cuts to capital spending/improvements. Letter below. Notice the bold sections. I feel like bold sections are always bad news. pic.twitter.com/GyYUu1FkYk
— Kris Van Cleave (@krisvancleave) October 8, 2020