News and Notes from Around the Interweb:
- Delta will be squeezing four more coach seats into their 737-900s by shrinking the lavatories.
- More Than Mary has started a series with my advice on getting a little extra luxury for your travel spend, the first part of the series focusing on hotels – with a tip a week for the next six weeks, I believe.
- SAS will be eliminating intra-European business class. Possibly short-sighted move, if my conversation with a British Airways exec a couple of weeks back is any indication — BA loses money on their intra-European business product itself, but maintains it because it’s key to be able to sell long haul premium cabin seats (they believe cunnecting premium cabin passengers would book away without an intra-European premium product).
- Le Club Accorhotels instant top tier platinum status for new accounts is back apparently. Doesn’t get you much but you can status match to Club Carlson, Best Western, or Priority Club with it.