News and notes from around the interweb:
- Three young dolphins from Dolphin Quest in the Hilton Waikoloa Village to Dolphin Quest Oahu Inc. located at the Kahala Hotel &Resort Oahu. They’ll fly, but they won’t earn miles. What’s worse, since their hotel stay is longer than 30 days they earn neither points nor elite credit for that, either. (HT: C.B.)
- An Allegiant Las Vegas – Fargo flight arrived in North Dakota almost out of fuel and found the airport closed.
- American is closing the Admirals Club in Buffalo, New York — a throwback to a time when US Airways was the dominant carrier in the Northeast (they now carry fewer than 900 departing passengers a day). It doesn’t surprise to see the closure, I’m shocked it lasted this long.
- The Chinese hackers who breached federal government personnel records also penetrated United Airlines and reportedly took flight manifests.
- In defense of room service (HT: Alan H.)
- Attacking a journalist who covers you, while in the TSA queue together, can get you fired. (HT: toqueville)
- British Airways will be limiting the size of the personal item you can carry on and only allowing elites to board after all premium cabin passengers. Bronze, Silver, Gold, and invitation-only elites will all board at the same time after business passengers.