News notes from around the interweb:
- What it’s like to fly right now with 95% of passengers grounded
- Hyatt Hyatt is extending free nights that expire in 2020 to December 31, 2021 but oddly certificates that expire at the beginning of 2021 don’t get extended at all. Seems like ‘certificates expiring prior to December 31, 2021 are extended to that date’ would be the more logical approach. Still, Hyatt has gotten better about converting unused free night certificates to points.
- Man dies in custody after yelling at JetBlue staff members at the Fort Lauderdale airport
- Qantas is down to 3 aircraft operating domestically – and one is a turboprop.
- Nice. Sadly we’re going to need this past May 15.
In the small but nicely sensible category; for essential medical personnel traveling and transporting supplies and PPE on AA the overweight fee is waived until 15th of May.
— JonNYC (@xJonNYC) April 10, 2020
- An idea for American Airlines Executive Platinum members.
If you’ve got any above and beyond certificates, please direct message them to @AmericanAir so they can honor the employees that are creating masks and other supplies! It’s a small token of appreciation you can provide for these selfless acts. #serviceaboveself https://t.co/aalnJ39f1h
— Jamie Larounis (@TheForwardCabin) April 10, 2020
- United’s international route network for May:
Good evening. @united says “While the COVID-19 outbreak continues to severely impact international travel, there are bright spots in our international schedule for May.” The airline is adding a few more routes to the six it has been flying. pic.twitter.com/bMCihkyRaA
— Brian Sumers (@BrianSumers) April 11, 2020
- Fairmont Austin turns the lights on in select unoccupied rooms: