United Takes Steps to Avoid More Pet Deaths

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • 15% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to Avianca LifeMiles through October 31. This is on top of current transfer bonuses to JetBlue and Air France KLM. (HT: @IadisGr8)

  • Dubai now lets tourists obtain alcohol permits at certain retail stores after signing a pledge that they aren’t Muslim and will obey local laws. This comes as the city suffers an economic slump and declining liquor sales.

  • United takes steps to avoid harming pets on Boeing 787s – by refusing to carry any as cargo.

  • How the Queen travels.

  • KLM recycles plastic bottles, and uses the material to 3D print maintenance tools. Forget flight shaming and by the way hotels should do this instead of eliminating single use toiletries. Airlines need to go on a PR offensive with more of this stuff.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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