News and notes from around the interweb:
- I love JohnnyJet’s sardonic travel tips: Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Wear Risqué Clothing or Profanity-Filled T-Shirts
- Loyalty executives seriously need to disabuse themselves of this notion millenials are only interested in instant gratification rewards. Memo to Choice Privileges: you won’t win the heart of millenials (or anyone else) with a $2.50 Amazon.com credit in lieu of points. Because.. it’s $2.50, and everyone knows that is worth no more than $2.50.
- Intrigued by somewhat skeptical: Saru Jayaraman claims that tipping in the US was actually imported from Europe (though it’s fallen into disfavor there), and has a racist past — it began in the US after slavery, and only former slaves were tipped; it’s about relative status. Although now it may be racist in another way, with nonwhite servers receiving less than whites.
- Amtrak will allow pets onboard (for a fee), though Acela Express trains will accept them only on weekends and auto trains won’t allow them at all. I guess your car is sort of your pet, and is allowed on auto trains even though it weighs more than 20 pounds.
- To be like American Airlines’ CEO, think like a startup and avoid business dinners
- Boeing defends its accounting practices which the SEC is probing.