News and notes from around the interweb:
- City with the best Chinese food in the world, and the secret best restaurants there
- Aeroplan substantially increasing award change and redeposit fees
- On average passengers flying to and from Pago Pago are much heavier than on other routes. This affects Hawaiian Airlines fuel burn. Hijinks ensue.
“What they’re doing is logistically the most sensible thing under unique circumstances,” said Gary Leff, who writes the viewfromthewing.com travel blog.
- Delta’s website was recently charging variable prices for Virgin Atlantic awards. I wondered whether this was “a glitch, or a change that was released too early”..? Now apparently it’s showing seemingly random prices for awards in some circumstances. Unclear what this means, but I’ve seen it before (recently).
- Sheraton club rooms are 44% occupied by paying guests vs. upgrades, at a $44 per night rate premium (.pdf) (HT: Dennis L.)
- Amtrak selling lounge day passes at the station (and not just as a Guest Rewards redemption option)
- Video trip report of North Korea’s Air Koryo business class. Remember Beijing – Pyongyang is only a 487 mile flight, and Pyongyang’s airport is absolute perfection, built in harmony with modern aesthetic taste and national character.