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News and notes from around the interweb:
- Plastiq the service that lets you pay bills by charging them to your credit card (for a fee, earning miles, great for meeting spending requirements to earn initial bonuses and to earn the threshold bonuses some cards offer) now offers wire transfers – even international wires – and ACH electronic payments instead of just mailing checks.
Plastiq is also a great way to manage bills and cash flow (charge your card now, pay at the due date following the end of a business cycle) and remember that the fees they charge are deductible expenses for businesses.
- Tool to power search the Hyatt website
- On Sunday night a Qantas A380 from Los Angeles to Melbourne was caught in wake turbulence from a Qantas A380 that departed Los Angeles for Sydney.
A Qantas Airways Ltd. A380 superjumbo suddenly lost altitude for about 10 seconds more than 30,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean after flying through the wake of another plane.
Flight QF94, two hours after taking off from Los Angeles to Melbourne on the night of June 10, plunged upon hitting the wake turbulence of another Qantas A380 that was on its way to Sydney, the Australian airline said in a statement. No injuries were reported. The planes were separated by 20 nautical miles and 1,000 feet in altitude.
- Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, former American Express pitchman and current Chase business card promoter, seems to suggest that Delta is making his travel itineraries public. Anyone caught doing that would certainly be fired. (HT: @FakeKevinKugler)
It's not the autograph (or price of) that concerns me; it's the obvious breach of privacy. You know… laws and stuff. I'm happy to sign things. I just think it's concerning that someone is giving out (selling?) passenger manifests.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) June 13, 2018
- New Amtrak cafe car menu for Northeast corridor trains
- And bear in mind that Starwood transfers to Amtrak end July 31 with the launch of Marriott’s new program August 1.
- The biggest legal crisis facing Uber started with a pile of vomit (HT: Reid F.)