News and notes from around the interweb:
- Uber admits bribing police in Indonesia as one does….
Separately London says it won’t renew Uber’s license to operate which expires at the end of the month. They have 21 days to appeal during which time they can continue business.
- Another bug in Delta’s award search
- How in the world did I miss this a week ago? OTG will open a sushi restaurant at Newark with fish flown in on United’s Tokyo – Newark flight from Tsukiji Fish Market. There’s a lot of fish at that market, the source alone doesn’t make it good, and the sushi chefs will matter (and their skills will presumably be limited by airport constraints like knives chained to the wall).
- Turkish Airlines is ordering 40 Boeing 787s. One Mile at a Time tries to make sense of what it means for the airline. Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdoğan has become a dictator, but he’s taken efforts to ingratiate himself to the U.S. administration and the President praises him. The order announcement coincided with his meeting with Trump, which should explain a lot about the decision.
- British Airways joins the bidding for airberlin’s carcass
- I can’t tell you how much I don’t want this credit card.
- Citi now allows you to add authorized cardmembers to a credit card account via their app. Not a huge thing in itself, but for a bank not known for its technology this is an example of meeting customers where they are and how they prefer to interact.