This isn’t quite ‘bits ‘n pieces’ with only two items that I’m sharing, they struck me as worth noting but also not things I was inspired to offer longer treatments on. Still, worth passing along.
- Asiana is introducing a new first class seat – true suites with doors and a 32″ television. This is apparently going into their 777 aircraft, and the Chicago – Seoul route is having first class re-introduced and award space appears possible. I really enjoy the food, service, and amenities on Asiana but the seat is a full generation behind so this is really good news. Lucky links to a video in Korean that shows off the new seat.
- Wandering Aramean reports on Virgin America’s new silver and gold elite levels. The co-branded credit card lets you get halfway to silver or 20% to Gold after $25,000 in spend. Status comes with the standard priority check-in and security and free checked bags. It also comes with space available “Main Cabin Select” seatings and the ability to buy up to first class 24 hours in advance for Golds and 12 hours out for silvers. And the customer who spends the most in the program in its first year (well, August 8, 2012 through August 7, 2013) wins a Virgin Galactic trip.