News and notes from around the interweb:
- Best foreign airports to get stuck in from WendyPerrin.com. I suggest Singapore (for the food and endless amusements) and Seoul-Incheon (transit tours) as my favorites.
- Nursing mom vs. airline
- 10% off Hyatt gift cards through tomorrow only
- Hotel reservations are being more complicated and costly to cancel (“I assumed if the sale was on for 72 hours, the rate would be good for 72 hours..”) (HT: Alan H.)
- CBS News highlighted the extra Membership Rewards points dropped into many members’ accounts:
“It may not actually be the best idea or approach to transfer the points out before AmEx could find the mistake,” Leff told CBS MoneyWatch. “You are cheating them if you have points you know are not yours, and in a battle between a consumer and American Express when AmEx has the moral high ground, guess who is going to win?”
AmEx, which values the points at 2.5 cents a piece, could charge customers for using points erroneously placed in their accounts, said Leff, who advises those in that situation to wait and see what AmEx does. As he put it: “If the points become yours, Merry Christmas.”
- Iran likely to heat up aerospace markets
- United brought back slippers to Asia flights in remaining markets that didn’t yet receive those in premium cabins.
United flight attendants were also reminded to be careful on Japan and Guam flights. “Reminder,” the note said. “Do not deliver slippers from a linen-lined silver tray or with soles facing up.”
- Spirit Airlines has a consolation prize: 75% off fares to Colombia. (HT: Road Warrior Voices) Add to the list of controversial things I believe that this situation was contrived. Would we be talking about Miss Universe otherwise?