News and notes from around the interweb:
- Frontier eliminates its 800 number. This should save the airline $2 million a year — and seems totally reasonable to me. When is the last time you paid for domestic long distance? (I haven’t even had a home land line in ~ 15 years.)
- 100 free Marriott points for a quick survey (HT: Points, Miles & Martinis)
- Bonus Japan Airlines Mileage Bank miles when crediting high-priced American transpacific flights to JAL. JAL and American are revenue-sharing joint venture partners across the Pacific. Registration is required, offer valid for travel September 1 through December 15, and available on the following routes: (HT: Frequent Flyer Bonuses)
·Tokyo (Narita) – Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Los Angeles routes
·Seoul (Incheon) – Dallas/Fort Worth route
·Hong Kong – Dallas/Fort Worth route
·Shanghai – Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Los Angeles routes
·Beijing – Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago routes
- When flying Air France business class you can buy first class lounge access in Paris for 300 euros per person.
- Thai Airways has postponed the elimination of Rome service until February 1. The airline had planned on ending the route October 26.
- Iraqi Airways has been banned from the EU.
[D]ocumentation such as operational manuals had to be submitted to EASA. Iraqi Airways had failed to provide this documentation, Ky said.
“Furthermore, after the receipt of your TCO application, EASA has received credible and specific safety reports containing examples of alleged failures to comply with applicable international (ICAO) safety standards by Iraqi Airways and the Iraqi CAA.”