News, notes, and minor items from around the interweb:
- Club Carlson is offering a 50% bonus on points purchases through November 10. That makes the cost of points $0.00467 apiece. You can buy points in 1000 mile increments plus 50% bonus, up to 40,000 points per calendar year. Not a phenomenal deal in and of itself, but I do have a bunch of Club Carlson points from their big 50,000 point bonuses. This might be useful for a top-off.
- JohnnyJet flew Korean Air on his honeymoon to Bali, and his Toronto-Seoul segment was in first class. Especially timely trip report for me, since I have Korean Air’s first class booked as well and there are very few recent trip reports out there. (He also notes that you can call Korean Air reservations to request a honeymoon or birthday cake on your flight regardless of your class of service.)
- TSA PreCheck has come to Washington Dulles and they’ve taken a step towards addressing why I say that the program is both amazing and useless at the same time (that you can’t save time, turning up at the airport later, since you never know when you’ll get qualified for PreCheck or not): apparently at Dulles there’s an x-ray machine with no nude-o-scope next to the PreCheck. So at least it’s a bit better of an experience if you don’t get the three beeps.
- United has now received its first 787 from Boeing.