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News and notes from around the interweb:
- Doctor of Credit reports that ‘5/24′ limits’ are now official on at least one Chase Sapphire Preferred Card application page.
- A hint for PR folks looking for coverage: No I really don’t have interest in a conversation based on a media pitch about the way in which hotel housekeeping staff and receptionists will engage in gamification through software-as-a-service that manages the infinite complexity driven by the integration of scalable repeatable measures and customization while handling employee performance reviews as well. I cannot even begin to tell you how much this pitch does not interest me, even if the underlying product would be fascinating.
- Free stay in the Maldives
- The troubles facing Scott Kirby: Sure he became President of United Airlines with a potentially clearer path towards one day being CEO of a major airline. Sure he pocketed around $13 million walking away from American, plus his new salary at United. And he’ll wind up with lifetime flight benefits from both.
But he also gets a year’s health insurance from American in addition to benefits from his new job at United. And this means for the next year he’ll be dealing with subrogation and coordination of benefits issues. And I don’t wish that on anyone, no matter what changes to American’s loyalty program where made under his tenure as President.
- Uber Launches ‘Uber Offers’, Link Visa Card and Get 10% Uber Rebate at Select Merchants
- Delta, United, and American are fighting to protect their subsidies through the Fly America Act which requires US government travel on US airlines even when it’s more expensive, complaining again about JetBlue receiving an award for government travel on DC – Dubai and New York – Milan using its codeshare with Emirates.
JetBlue was the low cost bidder for air travel on these routes, and legally they’re JetBlue flights, but US airlines want the exclusive right to charge the government more for travel on their own planes.
- I discussed Scott Kirby’s departure from American to United and what’s driving airline frequent flyer program devaluations on yesterday’s Boom Bust.