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News and notes from around the interweb:
- Have a JetBlue Plus Credit Card? It’s a really good product for anyone in New York, Boston, Long Beach, Orlando, or Fort Lauderdale. And JetBlue is doing something with it I’ve never seen before.
According to Zach Honig if you’ve purchased a JetBlue ticket with a different credit card you can ring JetBlue and they will refund that card and charge your JetBlue Card instead. That way you can earn the 6 points per dollar on the JetBlue ticket spend.
The card offers a 30,000 point signup bonus after $1000 spend on purchases in the first 90 days of cardmembership. It gives you 10% back when you redeem points, and 5000 points on your account anniversary. It also comes with first checked bag free.
- New American AAdvantage online shopping bonus
- New York JFK’s airport dentist helps passengers join the Smile High Club. Here’s where to find the dentist.
- Macon, Georgia wants federal subsidies so that Counter Airlines can start service to DC. Since Delta left Macon in 2008, two other airlines have failed there. Counter plans to use your $4.6 million a year to offer $49 introductory one-way fares and hopes to raise those eventually to $89. There’s a simple reason though why Macon service fails, and subsidies are completely wasteful and an unfair use of other peoples’ money:
- Emirates raising money to purchase 10 Airbus A380s. This is presumably for deliveries in their fiscal 2018 year, because the airline says its 2016 and 2017 new aircraft are already fully financed.
The Dubai government-owned carrier plans an 18-month bridge loan priced at about 135 basis points over the London Interbank Offered Rate, said the people, asking not to be identified because the information is private. The bridge facility will later be converted to a 12-year loan to fund about 10 A380s, which will be delivered before the year end, one of the people said.
- Alaska Airlines flight attendants.. dancing in the streets of Seattle. (HT: Ralph G.)