News and notes from around the interweb:
- This is just too weird, people taking your finger prints off digital photos posted on the internet.
- Emirates is rolling out a new electronic Meal Ordering Device for Business Class passengers but teething problems are causing a headache for Cabin Crew
- 15% off hotel bookings
- Say Hello To The Two Black Female Pilots That Made History For Delta Airlines
- My frequent refrain, “I am not my fare” is accompanied by the reminder that “business travelers are leisure travelers,” the same people buying premium tickets for work during the week may book the cheapest tickets with their families over the weekend.
How a travel provider treats the people they love, and whether they help make their customer a hero to those people, may determine whether or not they get that premium business. This is important:
“You can’t have a [frequent] business-class traveler [who is] traveling in economy with his family being treated like an economy traveler,” says Holi. The next time the frequent business traveler books a flight, which might be the week after he or she traveled with an entire family of young children in coach, that traveler may well remember any poor treatment by the airline in the economy cabin and book business class seats on another airline from then on.
- Can it be safe to visit Iraq? At least in the North?
- The New York Times has a surprisingly accurate take on transferrable points currencies down to leveraging Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Hyatt transfers for use at the Park Hyatt Hadahaa in the Maldives.
- Hotel gives out free upgrades to customers who arrived by plane in a middle seat