News and notes from around the interweb:
- The 737 MAX is now approved in Nigeria
- US Covid testing requirement is 3 days not 72 hours
The 3-day period is the 3 days before the flight’s departure. The Order uses a 3-day timeframe instead of 72 hours to provide more flexibility to the traveler. By using a 3-day window, test validity does not depend on the time of the flight or the time of day that the test was administered.
For example, if a passenger’s flight is at 1pm on a Friday, the passenger could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after.
- Aegean Airlines gave me 1000 free miles I almost didn’t open the email I received on Monday. On Tuesday when I logged in the site said the gift would be available for just 2 days. Points credited instantly.
- British Airways will get government assistance they were opposed to state aid, of course, when they thought they could push Virgin Atlantic out of business.
- The downside of seat back entertainment and live TV. CNN Airport would never! (HT: Tommy L.)
- Marriott’s Rewards Network dining program is offering a new member bonus and a frequent use bonus: 6,000 bonus points for 3 dines of $30 or more and leaving a review of each within 60 days of signup (1000 points after the first, 2000 after the second, 3000 after the third) plus 1000 bonus points every 10 dines of $30 or more each.