News and notes from around the interweb:
- A couple of years ago I grabbed a 40,000 mile signup bonus for a US Bank Korean Air Visa. Now they’re sending out 45,000 mile signup bonus offers for the small business version of the card. Why thank you for the targeted offer! Always check your mail.
- Speaking of targeted offers, Bank of America is sending out targeted 30,000 mile signup bonuses for the Alaska Airlines Visa. This bonus is expected to be rolled out more broadly in a few months.
- Christopher Elliott writes,
If you’ve booked an airline ticket recently, then you already know about its bizarre, counterintuitive rules. A round-trip ticket costs less than a one-way ticket.
Perhaps Christopher Elliott hasn’t booked a ticket recently, though he continues to pontificate about them. Because while one ways were once more or less only sold as full fare, that hasn’t been true in most US markets in years.
- Body found outside Qatar Airways housing. It was not a crew member.
- Here’s What Happened When a Black Man Sat Next to 2 White Supremacists on an Airplane (HT: Paul H)
- An onboard bachelor party caused a Ryanair flight from London to Bratislava to divert. Incidentally, low cost carriers generally fly to Bratislava and call it Vienna. Those two cities are the two capitals closest to each other in Europe, though some argue that Vatican City and Rome (which are indeed closer) qualify. It depends on your definition of capital city, I suppose.