News and notes from around the interweb:
- Simplifying United’s new routing rules: you get a free segment in your destination region on roundtrips where you return to the same region you originate in. Just don’t try to build your itinerary segment-by-segment.
- Cathay Pacific’s US-based flight attendants may lose out on social security since they’re not a US airline and the planes flight attendants work on aren’t registered in the US.
Of course they can get back contributions that have already been made, and they’ll no longer have the payroll tax withheld either. Though they’re complaining, it’s a trade I’d gladly make myself, and work before and after Cathay will count towards their required contributions to receive benefits.
- How airlines are moving around at LAX to make more room for Delta. They can use Delta’s money to upend all the airlines, but they haven’t yet managed to announce progress on a Centurion lounge…
- Well there goes Iraq’s tourism trade
- Double Starwood points on catering events
- Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, and Thai AirAsia will have ICAO red flags removed in early 2017 (HT: Daryl W.)