News and notes from around the interweb:
- Delta is giving free identity protection services through AllCLEAR for folks who think they may have been impacted by the data breach of their chat services provider.
- Qantas website award searches now support Japan Airlines availability. I’ve been using the British Airways website for this but the Qantas site is faster and easier.
- ANA isn’t adding fuel surcharges to Scandinavian redemptions
- American Express, Mastercard, and Discover no longer require signatures on charge slips. Visa will follow later this month. Some merchants may still require the signature, and it may take some time for knowledge of the change to spread.
- Emirates plans to exercise A380 options ‘sooner rather than later’
- However old first class suites will remain in existing A380s until 2021 at the earliest.
- Wyatt Cenac, formerly of The Daily Show, doesn’t like Delta SkyMiles because redeemable miles and elite qualifying miles are different and he can’t easily swap miles between programs. It comes down to not understanding the program (and let’s not even also layer on qualfiying dollars). It’s not a Delta complaint as such, but really about the overly complex nature of the programs generally. (HT: One Mile at a Time)
- Another TSA worker arrested for trying to have sex with a child, this time an 11 year old. These are the people who get to grope passengers under color of law. But TSA says it’s not sexual assault when the government does it.