News and notes from around the interweb:
- The definitive ranking of hotel chain rewards programs, my take on which hotel programs are best over at USA Today‘s travel site.
- A woman brought an unauthorized cat onto a flight without a proper carrier. “Cabin crew decided to place the animal in a bathroom, sparking a confrontation that allegedly turned violent and prompted the emergency landing at Denver International Airport on Friday night.” Fighter jets were scrambled. (HT: Alan H.) There’s only one thing those jets could have done.
- Airport-style security checks are being introduced on popular European rail routes (HT: Alan H.)
- 10% off Iberia flights departing the US
- Cranky Flier profiles OneJet — a startup airline flying point-to-point routes that majors don’t. It’s not a low cost carrier with old aircraft flying to leisure destinations. Instead their focus is business routes and business travelers flying 7-passenger Hawker 400 business jets with reasonable pricing (for a business traveler to grab a non-stop).
- What’s wrong with Allegiant Air? (HT: Brian Sumers)
- Marriott and United small business cards have added new spending bonus categories