News and notes from around the interweb:
- New York JFK terminal 1 skip security lines for $35
- Caesars Rewards tweaks Diamond status with a new $600 airfare credit for overachieving Diamonds.
- A cup of Starbucks gets you priority boarding on Alaska Airlines, Thursday through Sunday
- Are Chinese tourists overrunning North Korea? Pyongyang is desperate for foreign cash, but minders are overwhelmed keeping up with the volume.
- Boeing whistleblower raises concerns about oxygen systems on 787 aircraft
- JD Power conflates airline satisfaction with loyalty program satisfaction oddly suggesting that airline staff referring to passengers by name at the airport makes them happy with their frequent flyer program, and that airline apps drive loyalty (when it’s more that frequent customers are more likely to download and use an app).
- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai doesn’t mind the legroom in 28E. If Tom Price could take private jets maybe Pai could upgrade to extra legroom coach?
This wasn’t a bad way to fly back in the day, but I recently sat in seat 28E on a multi-hour flight, had over a centimeter clearance between my knees and the seat ahead, and got an additional extra-small bag of mini pretzels when I asked for one. #winning https://t.co/xZXldhaTD4
— Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) November 6, 2019