News and notes from around the interweb:
- A preference for Southwest doesn’t normally make one a… snob. (Outgoing CEO Doug Parker puts it more succinctly: “go fly the cattle car”.) By the way, I see warm acts from cabin crew on the airline’s twitter feed every day like this one and this one and I do not see similar posts on the feeds of other airlines.
— Chad Hunt (@chadhunt) January 24, 2022
- Hilton’s terms don’t require 75% of its hotels to offer upgrades, I have no doubt reader DCS will comment that of course they are allowed to offer them and somehow requirements don’t matter because this-or-that hotel at another chain failed to live up to its requirements.
Remember though that Hilton hotels aren’t required to upgrade Diamonds to suites, even if they’re vacant, and even late checkout isn’t guaranteed either.
- The lost amusement park where New York LaGuardia now stands (HT: Jonathan W)
- Some of the challenges using narrowbody aircraft for long haul flights
- “Atkinson was arrested at a Wyndham suites property where court records say federal agents seized 39 sticks of dynamite, more than a mile of detonating cord, fuse lighters and ignition boosters from his hotel room, pickup truck and trailer.”
- Nice charitable effort! But this stood out to me: officers and executive assistants at American Airlines total 100 couples? And that’s after culling 30% of non-union workers? Made me think of this.