News and notes from around the interweb:
- When Amtrak announced two weeks ago that former Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson would become their next CEO, I wrote to expect “densification (more seats, less legroom) and unbundling (more fees).”
I didn’t expect news of changes to come so quickly. Apparently Amtrak is already planning more less comfortable seats. On most routes that’s just silly, of course, since the trains already run empty.
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- Proud Bird restaurant off an LAX runway has re-opened with a new concept
- Diners Club 50% transfer bonus to British Airways coming for August 1 through September 30
- Debunking the History Channel’s claim that Amelia Earhart was captured by the Japanese
Neta Snook and Amelia Earhart in front of Earhart’s Kinner Airster, c.1921
- American’s first Boeing 737 MAX begins final assembly Get ready for 30 inch pitch!
- Pretty much a nothing burger for most, but with Air Canada severing ties with Aeroplan in 2020 non-air rewards could become relatively more important to the program so worth noting that in addition to using miles for Avis car rentals they’ve brought online the other half of that company, Budget, as well.
One way rentals are available and “[m]embers can now cancel up until their scheduled pick-up time, and their miles will be refunded at no cost.”
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- Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Miles is offering 50% off redemptions booked by July 14 for travel September 18 through November 15.