The Weekly News Roundup is a collection of headlines from around the internet that caught the attention of the Tagging Miles team. Content on these blogs do not necessarily reflect the positions of Tagging Miles, and should not be considered endorsements. Have a great story we should read? Contact us now and let us know!
Miles and More (Or Less)
- Milenerd has a Public Service Announcement: Frontier miles expire 6 months after last date of activity. But don’t ask Frontier to tell you when that is!
- Lufthansa appears to be the latest airline to have their frequent flier’s accounts hacked. As Joe correctly predicted, this is becoming a bigger and bigger issue, and we hope that airlines are taking note and enhancing their security.
- Did you recently get approved for the Citi Prestige Card? Our friend, The Doctor of Credit, says it’s possible to get upgraded for the 50,000 signup bonus. All you have to do is ask.
- Oh yeah, and American Express is increasing their penalty APR as well – so don’t make the Centurion angry! (Isn’t it funny how we just discussed this on the Saverocity Observation Deck Podcast?) (H/T to The Doctor)
Just Plane Nonsense
According to Brian Sumers, United is ramping up efforts to monitor operations and social media in order to prevent mistake fares from getting out. Sumers says they may still happen, but you better be quick, or keep it off of social media. Logically, its probably best to keep it off social media anyway. Not that you will…but it’s advisable.
An interesting innovation – soon you might hear a dishwasher running on your next flight. In all seriousness though, this could save airlines money, because they could fly with less china and glassware. That may not be hundreds of pounds, but certainly should help. (Just wait for somebody to start complaining about lost jobs.)
- And apparently, airport runway breaches are a thing in the United States. More than anyone truly realizes.
We’ve Got A Thing, And It’s Called #Avgeek Love
- From Airways News – Boeing and Airbus are pushing planes out fast, however the 4 big seatmakers are what is slowing things. As if we didn’t already know this was a problem.
- Economy and Beyond reports that Finnair has announced A350 services — usually airlines operate shorthaul first, then take some time with the long haul, it looks like Finnair will be doing just that. The first three long haul services do start in the last quarter of the year to Asia, Shanghai, Beijing, and Bangkok. Business class looks similar to Qatar Airway’s A350’s, with a reverse herringbone seat, could be nice.
From the Realm Beyond…(Or: Other Stuff That Joe Couldn’t Fit In A Quirky Headline Title)
- From Wandering Aramean: a short review of Doha’s awesome amenities. Its not just the big yellow teddy bear that will draw you in, Hamad International Airport also has a hotel, gym (with pool) and spa! Trevor’s been through Doha quite a bit (even being remembered by some of the gate agents), but not yet made it to the hotel or the gym; unless you could doing the steps between levels of Qatar’s Al Mourjan lounge!
- Buzzfeed, that paramount of digital journalism, showcases Australian people trying Outback Steakhouse. The best part is at the end, which, if we might say, just puts an exclamation point on the importance of travel.