News and notes from around the interweb:
- What It’s Like To Fly On North Korea’s 1-Star Airline (HT: @TheBrettGall)
- I’ve written in the past that Turkish Airlines will offer status matches to most airline elites. This is ultra-useful for free access to United and US Airways lounges when flying solely within the U.S.
There’s been some suspicion that Turkish stopped doing so at the end of 2012. However, Loyalty Lobby reports that they’re continuing to do so — you just have to use the online contact form to request the match and upload a copy of your online statement from the airline you wish for them to match.
It seems to take two months for them to process it (but the status is valid for about two years and requalification requirements are relatively generous).
- Hack My Trip‘s list of top 5 travel blogs.
- KLM will begin introducing fully flat business class seats (that look far from world-leading, but that are about time). Meanwhile, SAS will not be doing so.
- Dubai security officer tries to swallow money that he stole from a passenger.