What’s Grosser Than Gross, United Airlines Edition [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Marriott is eliminating ‘points advance’ effective March 28 (last day to making a reservation using the feature is March 27). According to Bonvoy this is “[d]ue to varying factors such as low demand” and it’s shocking, they made the feature much less useful and extremely confusing so now it’s less used.

    Now they’re getting rid of it, citing that confusing and less useful feature is less-used. I think that is literally the definition of ‘Bonvoyed’.

  • What’s grosser than gross, and gee I wonder whether the passenger ‘had a chance’ to bring this to cabin crew attention and just how helpful they were inflight if the aircraft was full.

  • Qantas unveils its new business and first class seats for ultra long haul Airbus A350 we already knew everything about the first class suite, shared last May including separate seat and bed. It’s not revolutionary but should be very good. But details of the business class seat – also not revolutionary, but suites with doors – are new.

    Also the plane will feature ViaSat high speed internet, so bandwidth shouldn’t be a constraint, and therefore they’ll offer the service free.

  • Register now for Hyatt’s new promotion, which was leaked earlier: 3000 bonus points every two nights starting with your second stay, March 20 – May 26, 2023, registration required.

    Cobrand cardholders should receive 500 additional points “when those nights are at participating hotels in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, or Washington, D.C.”

  • Surprised it doesn’t happen more often, tbh

  • American Express Tried To Garnish Kim Zolciak’s ‘Don’t Be Tardy’ Wages Over $215K Credit Card Debt

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  1. That’s probably the seat where Doctor David Dao was sitting in, when United beat the crap out of him to steal his seat.

  2. Another petty article from Gary Leff. Don’t you have anything of substance to say about anything in the airline industry Mr Leff. Btw people get sick on all airlines, probably Southwest more than any other.

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