News and notes from around the interweb:
- Club Carlson eliminated the single best hotel credit card benefit. Then they offered a bonus to help that bitter pill go down easier. Loss of second night free on awards must be hurting, though, since they’re now sending out free nights to cardholders.
- How some people see air travel in the US.
- The US embassy in Havana has re-opened. There was some criticism for barring Cuban dissidents from the ceremony, though it’s hardly surprising that a sensitive diplomatic moment would seek to avoid controversy. Not all administrations were so careful, of course. In 1985 Soviet diplomatic license plates were issued starting with the letters “FC” — the C stood for “commies” and you know what the F was.
- British Airways made an emergency landing because they were short on air in the cockpit
- The most dramatic flight attendant performance of a safety video. Ever. (HT: JohnnyJet)