News and notes from around the interweb:
- Tax reform’s full expensing of capital purchases could lead Alaska Airlines to make a big order for Boeing jets to replace the Virgin America Airbus fleet.
- The valet parking olympics
- House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-A4A) will not seek re-election.
- Matthew Klint may have gone a little crazy. With SWISS telling frequent flyers to ‘pound sand’ on their recent first class award redemptions, Matthew is paying for tickets with a plan to get his money refunded.
That seems ill-advised to me because the downside risk is he winds up out cash, and while he could ultimately prevail the best he gets is his cost of travel covered and he’s got miles that could just as easily be used for travel instead. In other words I don’t view the upside here as justifying the risk.
- The person who developed Chase’s Sapphire Reserve Card is now in charge of branch banking
- Alaska Airlines flight cancelled after rat jumps on plane in Oakland
- China’s HNA Group, Hilton’s largest investor, continues to borrow against its Hilton stake