News and notes from around the interweb:
- Entering the U.S. through Texas? Data in your possession isn’t protected by attorney-client privilege
- Virgin Atlantic booking bonus
Members who book a one-way or return flight between 24 August and 4 September 2023 will earn a bonus. Booking a return Economy ticket will earn 5,000 bonus Virgin Points, a Premium ticket will bag an extra 10,000 points, while an Upper Class flight getting you a bonus of 20,000 points.
For a one-way ticket, you’ll receive half the value in points: so, 2,500 points in Economy, 5,000 in Premium, and 10,000 in Upper Class. All you have to do is be a Virgin Red member, link your account to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, and book for travel between 1 September 2023 and 31 May 2024.
- Marriott Launches India’s First-Ever Co-Branded Hotel Credit Card (Skift)
- American Airlines has become difficult for travel agencies to work with even when those agencies do exactly what American tells them to.
- United Airlines tests bringing back full business class meal service presentation on three routes, albeit with one less crewmember than there used to be on board.
- CEO of profitable Qantas scoffs at idea of repaying pandemic subsidies “He believes the best way for Qantas to repay the money is by earning higher profits and therefore paying more tax.”
Outgoing CEO Joyce also says ‘privacy issues’ prevent him from commenting on improper favors provided to the Prime Minister’s son. And in response to the controversy that the Australian government denied authority for Qatar Airways to add flights to the country to protect the Qantas joint venture with Emirates, Joyce misconstrued past offensive comments by the Qatar Airways CEO as a reason why Australians should be content with fewer choices and higher prices.
- Legionnaires disease at Caesars Palace they had bed bugs too.