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News and notes from around the interweb:
- Sign up for Drop — the app that lets you earn rebates for purchases you make anyway, and stacks even with shopping portal points not just credit card rewards-earning — because you can still get in before earn rates ‘drop’ (err, are reduced).
- After the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to implement a portion of its travel ban pending a ruling later this year, Hawaii challenged the administration’s implementation as inconsistent with the Court’s ruling.
There’s a good case that the administration has defied the Supreme Court, illegally denying access to the U.S. to people with U.S. connections. However a federal district court refused to interpret the Court’s ruling.
- An Emirates flight attendant shares what it was like flying for the airline and why she got burned out
Finally, I went to get my image and uniform checked by another one of the senior cabin crew member. This part of the process always made me feel a bit uncomfortable.
I felt like a doll on display for someone as they went through their checklist looking for the following: that my nails were of the right length and color (either clear or red), that my hair and makeup were up to standards, that my uniform was in perfect condition, and my tights were of the right opacity and color. The standards were meticulous; even the slightest difference meant getting a note about it on your flight review. That’s why on my first few flights I always made sure to take extra time getting ready.
- United Airlines: It’s Been Three Months Since Any Passenger Was Dragged Off One of Our Flights and Bloodied
(You could even use “United!” as a safe word, providing some additional marketing value.)
I offer these brilliant ideas free of charge to my friends at United.
And I hope they’ll recognize that these options are, at the very least, better than what they’ve been doing.
- The Another Dirty Room series looks at housekeeping at budget accommodations (HT: Paul H.)
- I’ve noted that New York – Budapest stood out as a market without a non-stop flight. While oneworld member MALÉV Hungarian ceased operations in 2012 they had terminated their New York service in 2008. Delta ended theirs in September 2011. The last non-stop flight from the US to Hungary was American Airlines four-times weekly service from New York JFK which ended in December 2011.
Now it seems Warsaw-based Star Alliance member LOT Polish will launch service from Budapest to New York and Chicago.
- JohnnyJet offers 10 reasons to fly Alaska Airlines. I’ll offer an 11th: because starting January 1 you’ll no longer be able to fly any American Airlines flight you want and still earn Alaska miles.
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