News and notes from around the interweb:
- 5 takeaways on what hotels are doing to win your loyalty
- An argument that airlines could charge a bit more for a quality product, the problem is that most people buy strictly on price and don’t investigate or understand product differences across airlines in advance of travel.
Airlines in the U.S. are offering different quality levels on the same plane and selling each and every one… which confuses customers more, but does allow people to pick exactly what they’re looking for — except perhaps for a good domestic first class product on non-premium cross country routes now that Alaska is killing Virgin America.
- Man Who Skipped Airport’s Moving Walkway Immediately Realizes What An Arrogant Fool He’s Been (The Onion)
- Rick Steves just gave away a $4 million apartment complex to house homeless women and their families
- “Is it really possible to revive government-owned and managed airlines like PIA and Air India?”
The essential point is that ‘government-owned unionised airlines’ will never be able to operate profitably in a competitive market, no matter what measures you take, including induction of the best industry professionals in the world…
- How much Air Force One costs to operate
- The gym in the American Airlines DFW A Concourse Admirals Club is now closed for good. SAD!
- Southwest Airlines pilot serenading passengers as they board (HT: René S)