News and notes from around the interweb:
- Travel blogging for a cause: Ed from Pizza in Motion and Summer from The Points Guy are raising money for Give Kids the World by attempting the Parkeology Challenge to ride all 49 Disney World attractions in a single day.
- The story of Southwest Airlines growth at BWI and the role the airline has played at secondary airports on the outskirts of major metropolitan areas. BWI plays a role similar to Chicago Midway and Oakland, and Southwest surpassed US Airways as the largest carrier there in 1999.
- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has long aggressively offered to status match customers who have elite status with another airline. That offer now has a website but wait a few weeks to take advantage, historically matches prior to October 1 have only lasted through the end of the same year, while those October 1 onward have been good through the following year.
- The PETS Act doesn’t require hotels to accept hurricane evacuees with pets though hotels do have to accept service animals accompanying guests under the Americans With Disabilities Act. (HT: Paul H.)
- What it’s like to fly into a storm like Florence (HT: Dan R.)
- After several failed attempts since 2009 Montenegro Airlines may finally be privatized. El Al, Etihad, Turkish and others have been suitors in the past.
- The man who stole a Horizon Air Q400 at SeaTac raised suspicions a year before his demise.