News and notes from around the interweb:
- How a data system glitch spiraled into a holiday crisis for Sun Country
- Holly Hegeman has retired from writing PlaneBusiness Banter. Holly’s site was where I first found reference to FlyerTalk, a couple of decades ago, without which I would have never started this blog.
- Time for Wyndhame elites who matched to Caesars to re-match back to Wyndham the oddity of status levels that expire at different times.
- What makes a good bagel, it’s not just New York water.
- Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin sticks by his position that an online transaction should cost no more than 5 cents. If that became true it would really compete down credit card interchange and disrupt credit cards – and credit card rewards. It’s not anywhere close yet though with “a single 256-bit integer on the Ethereum blockchain” currently costing “roughly $7.50 to store”.
4. Though I 100% stand by my comment that "the internet of money should not cost more than 5 cents per transaction". That was the goal in 2017, and it's still the goal now. It's precisely why we're spending so much time working on scalability.https://t.co/M326MtrlE0
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) January 1, 2022
- Hold times for all airlines can be bad during irregular operations, but Delta has been the most consistently ridiculous. Here’s the workaround.
@delta you’ve got to do better. Platinum member here. Need to change my parents flight. Was told their ecredit would be on their skymiles account. Not there. Spent 6 hours on hold yesterday and never got through and no option offered for a callback. 6 hours! Not ok. pic.twitter.com/hEjTF5I2zl
— Kelly Dee (@ksdee1) January 2, 2022