News and Notes from Around the Interweb:
- Some of the best vacations — and best values — can be had in the off-season and shoulder seasons.
- After the US Airways and American Airlines CEOs sat down with the New York Times to pitch their merger, the resulting piece contained reactions from only tw people — yours truly and also Pizza in Motion. He reports that he has subsequently received package with wine from US Airways along with a note arguing that the airline has been improving its inflight service. I understand there’s a box waiting for me as well, and I’ll report on the contents when I’m back in my office to open it.
- Two African American passengers are suing US Airways because they were forced to change clothes before being allowed to travel first class on buddy passes, while other passengers (white and Filipino, presumably not on buddy passes) were allowed to dress far more casually. (Video report) The passengers say it was race, US Airways says it’s policy that has nothing to do with race. I think I have to score this one for US Airways. (HT: kellio on Milepoint)