News and notes from around the interweb:
- I’m not a teenage girl so I’ve never brought along my own pillow when I’ve traveled. But travel pillows are definitely a thing. Are they your thing?
- American now allows 18 hour connections on some domestic and US-Canada itineraries for both revenue and award tickets.
- Two years ago The Onion reported that American would shutter the airline to focus on their core American Way magazine business. It turns out the actual strategy is the exact opposite: American will outsource its magazine publishing.
- The Most Important Pizza Theory You’ll Read. It also happens to be correct. (HT: Marginal Revolution)
- The Chase Freedom card will be eliminating its 10% annual bonus on points earned for checking account customers. (HT: Miles to Memories)
After the closing date on your December 2015 billing statement, you will no longer earn the extra 10% annual bonus that you get on the cash back you’ve already received for new purchases. If you have an open Chase checking account on that date, you will receive your final 10% annual bonus award in early 2016.
- Yesterday I noted that British Airways is planning to introduce pre-order meals following the American Airlines model (choose from what’s offered on board anyway, so you get your first choice) rather than Singapore’s model (choose from a larger menu and they’ll have it on board for you). It turns out that Cathay Pacific is planning to introduce a pre-order option as well. Details are limited, but their plan includes an option for economy passengers to buy up to a better meal.