News and notes from around the interweb:
- Loyalty Lobby says that ‘Crossover Rewards’ may be coming to Starwood Preferred Guest, but no indication what they are. The tip is probably just based on this filing for the service mark. Here’s the graphic filed at the US Patent and Trademark Office and here’s the actual application.
- I’ve griped about Air France’s angled business class seats, it amazed me when they didn’t introduced flat business class seats when they brought the Airbus A380 into service.
It appears that they’re going to roll out Cathay-style business class flat seats, in my view the best seats in the world (and similar to what American has in their new 777-300ER).
To borrow from former Continental CEO Gordone Bethune, they’ll go from (almost) worst to (tied for) first. No word on whether they’ll replace their flight attendants with Cathay’s, however. (HT: Milepoint)
- I’ve written frequently about the benefits of signing up for instant top tier elite status in the Accor hotels program. Loyalty Lobby flags that this offer is again available. You need to use an email address that’s not already on file with the chain for this to work.
- A TSA agent pled guilty to stealing cash from an opt out passenger that he was patting down. He said he did it because the passenger “had given my fellow employees a hard time. ” (HT: Hit and Run)
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