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Passenger Asserts White Privilege in Onboard Rant, Gets Choked & Carried Off on Stretcher

Oct 18 2017

On a Frontier flight from St. Louis to Denver a passenger went off on a “drunken tirade”.

The African American woman sitting next to him videotaped the episode in which he declared he should get what he wanted — even though “crew members allegedly refused to continue serving him alcohol” — because he was playing his ‘effing white card’. Things didn’t end well.

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United’s Classified Restaurant No Longer Very Exclusive

Oct 18 2017

Two months ago OTG opened a new restaurant at Newark that received fanfare like pretty much no airport restaurant ever. It’s called Classified and everyone wanted to go because it was exclusive.

Now even I — a United Silver with no travel plans through Newark and little history of the same — can make a reservation. If you want to check out the secret place, it’s worth trying to log in yourself.

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Dumpster Fire Airline Alitalia to Expire Everyone’s Miles Unless They Take 4 New Flights

Oct 18 2017

Some programs have expiring miles. For instance, miles earned today will expire in 3 years if unused. Other programs have expiring accounts. You account becomes inactive if there’s no earning or redemption in, say, 18 or 36 months — but any activity in your account extends the life of your miles.

One airline has a policy much more draconian than this: the entire program expires.

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Etihad Testing Hand Baggage Only Fares

Oct 18 2017

Etihad is taking the next step towards becoming a no frills carrier like British Airways. They’re testing Hand Baggage Only fares.

This is all about “diversify[ing] its revenues in line with digital capabilities” and is a part of their overall efforts at “new ancillary products including extra legroom seats, neighbour-free seats and preferred seating.”

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