News and notes from around the interweb:
- San Francisco: Updates on United’s new Global First and Global Services check-in and progress on the Centurion lounge.
- Are passengers abusing the system by bringing service animals on planes?
- Two weeks ago Starwood made a bunch of changes to their terms and conditions. Then, oddly, a day later they pulled those changes and reverted to the previous terms. Now the terms are updated again with very similar changes to the version from two weeks ago and a revision date of October 15.
- New Nexus machines actually require your Nexus card so something to remember to bring when you go to Canada.
- United announced plans to add wifi to ~ 200 regional jets. Delta has this, and so does US Airways. That tells me that ultimately the legacy American Eagle regional jets that are capable of an install will have to get this investment as well, though timing of such a decision isn’t obvious to me.
- Qantas flight from Melbourne to Sydney lands in a once in a century storm. I’m surprised they didn’t divert.
- Baltia Airlines — which has been trying to get off the ground for decades — is progressing in getting certified by the FAA. They really really want to fly New York – St. Petersburg, Russia. And I really, really want to short their stock. I just assume if there was any stock to borrow in order to short, that it would be this scam.
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