News and notes from around the interweb:
- A new tool that lets you enter two cities and see the cost of an award across several different programs.
There’s a lot of extraneous stuff in the results, for instance searching DC – Chicago produces prices for Alaska Airline flights as well as lower prices through British Airways if you fly BA’s own aircraft on off-peak dates for the route. And Aeroplan references fuel surcharges (which don’t apply on US domestic flights, or on United which is the airline you’d be flying).
Still, useful and convenient as an alternative to looking up pricing yourself on several different sites.
- 360 virtual reality review of the British Airways Airbus A380 business class product
- Bed bugs.
- I asked on Twitter whether what I was hearing is true, that TSA closes down PreCheck in the American Airlines terminal 8 at New York JFK in the mornings now? It is. TSA doesn’t feel that New York JFK has enough passengers to bother to offer it. So they can sell you PreCheck but it doesn’t mean they have to offer PreCheck.
- Come the end of October Etihad plans to operate their own aircraft instead of Jet Airways planes on San Francisco and New York JFK – Abu Dhabi. The end of those ‘Jetihad’ flights would be a joy to frequent flyers, for sure.
- Reader Dan R. sends a link to the story of Walter Cavanagh, the man who had 1497 credit cards. It turns out I mentioned him a year ago and the 1497 total dates to 2004 or earlier.