News and notes from around the interweb:
- US Antarctic Program prepares to test plan for regularly scheduled winter flights to McMurdo Station, providing year-round access from Christchurch, New Zealand.
- A fascinating look at how impending growth at Spirit Airlines could change the competitive landscape of the US aviation industry
- The world’s cheapest and most expensive cities to visit: how far can US$100 go, around the world?
- United’s terminal C at Newark is getting a huge makeover complete with celebrity chef restaurants. I was invited to the public launch event for the project, and I do think this is a big deal for passenger experience, but couldn’t make it because of a long haul flight. The one important thing to know is: please, please please do not redeem miles for dining at these restaurants. The feature will be offered but it will also represent one of the worst value uses of points (e.g. 1400 miles for a $10 dining credit).
- Airbus is launching a new A330-based ‘Beluga’ cargo fleet
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