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- American will spend a considerable amount of money to help facilitate faster TSA screening. If you haven’t been on social media, try searching #IHatetheWait and you’ll see, quite honestly, embarrassing wait times.
- Alaska Airlines delivers the Season’s first Copper River Salmon (unfortunately, they didn’t use the 7-Salmon-7). This is a big deal in Seattle, so it gets a bunch of coverage. Its cool that they can get Salmon from Alaska to Seattle and points onward within 24 hours of the catch.
- Hawaiian Airlines will be the first of the US Carriers to fly to Tokyo’s Haneda airport (where all the airlines want to fly). How did they get those rights? First of all, they requested for a night slot, vs. the daytime slots most are requesting (and Delta had a big reach )
- I suspect, that this isn’t going to help a whole lot of people, but just in case you missed it with all the Random (see below) nonsense – you can now use United Global Premier Upgrades (in old parlance, this was a SWU), on ANA. This is kind’ve huge, since before you were stuck on United metal. But, there are similar restrictions. If memory serves, this means you can use United SWU’s on 3 airlines (UA, LH, NH).
- Gary Leff shares some tips for working travel changes and challenges through social media. Although, in all fairness, the American Airlines Twitter team is top of the class – not sure you’ll find the same level of success with United or others.
Miles and Points
- This one loosely flows under Miles and Points, but it’s more the about another blogging niche that has a bunch of folks with varying business models. Lots of linked posts, worth a read if you have the time. Some of the language may not be appropriate (aka, adult language) in the original mommy blog post. (But PFDigest keeps it clean!)
- This is a day late, but only a few pennies short, but Kenny has a great post on the Stealth Devaluation and the holidays opened up today.
- Kimpton’s got a new hotel promotion. I haven’t stayed at a Kimpton yet, but it is high on my list.
- Cathay Pacific is taking its first A350 next week – it’ll fly to Manila and Taipei initially, then eventually to Bangkok when they have a second, in July. I’m totally tempted to get on one of those regionals!
Random (with Rant included)
- I’ve seen at least two posts on the topic of Delta acting like a child and ending their contract (after 20 years) to sponsor a theater in Atlanta, because they are hosting a Qatar Airways event. The theater does good things, but in this case, the theater screwed up. Stakeholder Management 101. I have no pity on any side here, except the theater’s attendee… But the fault I think, lays squarely on Fox Theater. Anyone in their right mind that thinks they can live in a vacuum and not understand a sponsor’s business (when apparently decent dollars are being put up), is ignorant at best.
- ResellingDO 3 tickets will go onsale on 21 (and 22) May!
- Amazon to restrict more Apple Products
- Enhanced Marriott Rewards Premier Business Card – More benefits but still not the best of the class (or even in the upper half)
- Changes coming for Amazon’s FBA Fees in Q4!
- Value Alliance – A Good Technology News Story
- As the end of Ebates Birthday Week arrives – how did you do?
- Reselling Roundup – More Restricted Products, Target,