News and notes from around the interweb:
- On June 2 United will move into the new Terminal B Eastern Concourse at New York-LaGuardia Airport, and will open their new airside United Club.
Terminal B..features ceilings up to 55′ high and plenty of natural light with thirteen new shops and restaurants. Experience firsthand the brand-new post security club with its sweeping views of the tarmac, located directly above the gate level.
- United flight 93 passenger phone calls to loved ones revealed in new book (HT: Tommy L)
- We’ll start to see a lot more micro-targeted offers – offers that are actually relevant – as loyalty programs move from data pulls to Ai
- I suggested on Marketplace that offering free wifi could help drive Delta’s revenue premium, I’d further note that Delta’s checked bag fees are down even as their revenue is up. Unbundling was once the industry buzz word, now we’re back to driving profits by bundling.
- When you’re an executive at the Guam Visitors Bureau going off on a Facebook rant against United is a bad idea. United’s head of Asia is on the Visitors Bureau board. Guam’s governor has weighed in.
- Kuwait Airways won’t carry Israeli passengers. That’s forced them to abandon fifth freedom flights like New York JFK – London Heathrow because of anti-discrimination rules. They’ve continued to fly out of New York, though, because for their New York JFK – Kuwait City flight they’re just enforcing Kuwait’s laws which wouldn’t permit Israeli passengers to enter the country.
Now Germany will look at whether the airline’s rules break their own laws even in the case of passengers seeking to connect through Kuwait City and travel onward.