News and notes from around the interweb:
- Club1 Hotels which generally has really good pricing (and a best rate guarantee with teeth) is offering a 10% off discount code for any new hotel, car, or cruise booking — VW10 — valid for reservations made by 11:59pm Central on Sunday.
- How Virgin Australia VA134 from Sydney to Christchurch stopped on the edge of the runway
- Don’t get too excited by members of Congress promising to limit airline fees. Not only won’t it happen with Republican control of Congress and the Executive (and won’t happen if the House flips in November, either) but you won’t like the results. Ultra low cost carriers are the ones driving down airfares and they rely on fees the most.
But airline pricing is notoriously complex, and pulling at one string could loosen another.
Travel blogger Gary Leff says congressional limits on fees would mostly hurt so-called ultra-low-cost carriers such as Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines, which charge low fares but depend on fees for a greater share of their revenue. They are popular with some leisure travelers.
“We may wind up getting lower fees but higher fares,” Leff says.
- Frontier Airlines is reducing change fees.
- Oxygen masks deplay on a Jet Airways 737 and the plane turns back after passenger noses began to bleed. The pilots “forgot to switch the aircraft’s bleed system on.” Oops.
— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2018
- Always take pride in your work.
Meanwhile at the Airport. pic.twitter.com/hlMwypnNzo
— You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) September 21, 2018
- A Hong Kong Instagram star flew Cathay Pacific, sat backwards in her seat, and brought Christmas lights. (HT: Tommy L.)