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News and notes from around the interweb:
- United thinks its ‘quick turn playbook’ has a lot to do with improvement on time arrival performance. United found they turned aircraft 6-10% slower than rival carriers. They plan to roll out changes to United Express later this year.
- I stay pretty well on top of credit card offers, I first became a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card cardholder in 2011. But I had no idea about Sapphire Sundays and cardmembers having brunch with Chrissy Teigen (who wishes she could be an airline blogger).
- The 10 least visited countries in the world. I was surprised Somalia, Syria, South Sudan, Libya, and the Central African Republic didn’t make the list. Neither did Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, or Central African Republic. Or Burundi.
- Hilton Vice President and Head of HHonors Aaron Glick departs the company this week. He’s headed to Williams Sonoma, where he’ll hope to squeeze more revenue from their Comenity co-brand and help the retailer’s best customers to buy expensive kitchen devices.
- You’re not actually going to succeed opening the aircraft door while still inflight. But this is what happens to you after you try. An American Airlines passenger onboard Saturday’s Los Angeles – Minneapolis flight tried to open an exit door during descent. He was subdued by other passengers, and then removed by police once on the ground.