News and notes from around the interweb:
- TSA knows its MyTSA app is useless. Meanwhile “FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States”
- South American oneworld member LAN, with a distance-based award chart and no fuel surcharges, has a 30,000 mile (48,000 km) signup bonus for its co-brand Visa in the U.S. (HT: Doctor of Credit)
- The club lounge at the London Heathrow terminal 5 Sofitel is now accessible via Priority Pass. Folks with unlimited visits could go there very day for the buffet, and this would make a great place to wait for arriving British Airways passengers. Surely this is one of the nicer Priority Pass options.
Sofitel Heathrow Atrium
- A pretty hostile (but not really unfair either) piece on ‘not an OTA’ hotel booking site RoomKey.com. I’m just glad I no longer get popunder ads for it whenever I go to Hyatt.com.
- If you like getting just just over 1/10th of a cent per point in value, redeem your Club Carlson points for TSA PreCheck. What makes it worse is that these arrangements usually wouldn’t even have Club Carlson paying retail… (HT: Michael G.)
- Uber makes it easier to get a ride in the rain (HT: Marginal Revolution)