News and notes from around the interweb:
- The new and very beatable way that I’ve been talking about (and that subsequently was mentioned at Cranky Flier as well) has garnered mainstream attention with a Scott Mayerowitz piece from the Associated Press.
- How your credit score predicts which Presidential candidate you support. If you’ve got a rewards credit card you probably like John Kasich. (If you can’t get a rewards credit card without leaning on banking regulators then you’re probably Marco Rubio or Scott Walker.)
- Guess who is flying American now? (And their upgrade didn’t clear.)
- When United stopped serving New York JFK they struck a deal with Delta to swap their JFK slots for Delta’s Newark slots. The Justice Department sued to block the deal, but now that the FAA plans to lift slot controls at Newark (and since United doesn’t use all the slots it has, cough) it’s moot and the deal is off.
- Airbus will offer an A380 interior with more seats (albeit not as bad as the new high density Emirates variety).
- Malaysia Airlines (claims to have) had its first monthly profit in years.
- Someone thinks JetBlue will launch transatlantic flights, because they have a good business class seat in their domestic ‘Mint’ product. Except Airbus narrowbodies are hardly geared to the mission.