News and notes from around the interweb:
- Hidden trade line: Goldman Sachs isn’t reporting Apple credit cards to credit bureaus.
- Singapore Airlines award deals book in October for November travel: San Francisco – Singapore business class for 66,500 miles; New York JFK – Frankfurt – Singapore coach for 28,000. Singapore is a transfer partner of Chase, Citibank, American Express and Capital One.
- Southwest, which once managed to turn aircraft in 10 minutes – letting deplaning passengers out the back while boarding new passengers from the front – is looking at new ways of boarding to speed things up. Today average turn time is 42 minutes, which is great by modern standards.
By lining up passengers in advance, and sending them onboard to scour for seats, everyone gets on the plane quickly and wants to grab a seat right away. They say their reservation system can handle assigned seats, but it’s not on the current agenda.
- The UK government wants to have bankrupt airlines keep operating to fly passengers home.
- Charlotte airport is going to be a mess for awhile so might as well sit back and relax in a rocking chair.
- Vancouver hotels winter deal is back book by November 17 and stay by February 29, 2020 to get visa gift cards worth $50, $75, $100 or $125 per booking plus $50 for each additional night booked with promo code VISA.
- Serial stowaway busted again with this much practice you’d think she’d be better at it.