News and notes from around the interweb:
- Is United’s co-brand card going to offer a 70,000 mile signup bonus starting June 1?
- Delta bought a stake in CLEAR expedited security and is giving it free to Diamond members. It’s only in a handful of airports, what’s nice in a place like Denver is it basically lets you cut the PreCheck line which can otherwise back up.
- DC Circuit Court rules against Amtrak, ruling ‘that the due process of law is violated when a self-interested entity is “intrusted with the power to regulate the business . . . of a competitor.”’
- TSA still failing most tests so everything we’re going through is security theater when they don’t actually detect things that could be dangerous.
- American Airlines is being sued by the family of a passenger struck by lightning last summer
As the passengers exited the aircraft, 52-year-old Sonya Dockett was struck by lightning on the tarmac and later died.
“It was obvious she had taken a direct hit by the lightning,” a fellow passenger told WISTV. “She was bleeding from her forehead.”