News and notes from around the interweb:
- Qantas is the third largest buyer of Australian wine. Although $15 million a year in Australian wine sounds like chump change next to the Emirates wine program. Ken Chase to the courtesy phone…
- Atlanta’s $430 million airport renovation over the next 3.5 years will see work on gate areas done overnight, with cleanup prior to morning flights so they don’t have to pull any gates out of service.
- Avianca LifeMiles is offering a 100% bonus on transferred miles through July 22. They no longer promise to give you “the double” and just that you’ll receive double points. (HT: One Mile at a Time)
- Frequent Miler reports that Bank of America has started limiting the number of applications they’ll approve within 90 days.
- If you were affected by United’s system outage yesterday, and you want to reschedule your flight for after tomorrow, you’re going to have to pay any difference in fare. Hey, thanks United!
- Registration for the Sheraton Free Weekends promotion is now available.
- Discounter Norwegian Air Shuttle is launching Boston – London service… plus Swiss unveils its 777-300ER routes:
The ‘Triple Sevens’ will be deployed on routes to and from the US west coast, South America, and Asia from the 2016 summer schedule onwards.
From the 2016 summer schedules onwards, the new aircraft will be deployed primarily on services to Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. San Francisco, São Paulo and Tel Aviv will also receive Boeing 777 service several times a week.