News and notes from around the interweb:
- Las Vegas Airport has approved a 4500 square foot Chase lounge airside in terminal C. There are 5 other Chase airport lounges in process in partnership with Airport Dimensions which operates The Club lounges, and which is owned by the company that operates Priority Pass. (HT: Thrifty Traveler)
- Guests kicked out of America’s Best Inn in Jacksonville because hotel had structural problems
- American has updated its app to allow upload of negative Covid test for flights to the U.S. (and vaccine documents for non-residents required to submit that). Integrating in the app is nice, and allows skipping the document check at the airport, though not for everyone – there’s still no option for uploading a prior positive test and recovery letter.
- Meanwhile United Airlines is adding a flight simulator to its mobile app
- In 2018 a ground worker stole and crashed a Horizon Air (Alaska Airlines regional) aircraft. Some details from the FBI are available.
- Aeroplan is donating 100 million miles to fly Ukrainian refugees to Canada. The donation will be managed by Miles4Migrants and allows for travel on all of Aeroplan’s partners including in the Star Alliance.
Is American moving away from VeriFLY in its having customers upload test results on its own app? I wonder what the reason is for this.
I heard AeroMexico was having people donate to bus refugees to, wait that’s not right.
Finally a use for the Sapphire card
4,500 sq ft? How many people do they expect to fit in this lounge?
The C-Gates at LAS are Southwest, and not even all Southwest flight because they have one wing of the B-Gates as well. The only good thing about this is the C-Gates have the least amount of seating of any gates in Vegas so if you are flying Southwest, and you’re flying from the C-gates, this could be useful. Everyone else would need to add 10 minutes just to get back and forth to the C-gates just to use it.
I’m not a big airport lounge person, unless they’re super-fab like Virgin’s Heathrow ClubHouse … but it will be interesting to have a look at the new Sapphire Lounges. One can only hope they don’t give them a pretentious name like “Centurion” tho. That makes me snicker every time I see an AmEx ad.