News and notes from around the interweb:
- Airport bathrooms are getting better and cleaner
Men’s Room in Singapore Changi Terminal 4
- Awkward: Over the weekend I offered some criticisms of a new McKinsey paper on recommendations for loyalty programs. It turns out the paper cites me on the value of miles.
- Uber’s secret weapon is its team of economists and certainly the behavioral economics is fascinating, no one complains about surge pricing anymore now that Uber just lists a price and doesn’t tell you it’s a surge. Perhaps they learned that trick from Delta SkyMiles. (HT: @tarheeljason)
- Bank of America now lists Air France KLM Flying Blue as a partner we should be seeing the new Flying Blue credit card soon.
- Delta is dropping 9 routes
incinnati – Milwaukee – November 25, 2018
Cincinnati – Nashville – already dropped on September 28, 2018
Detroit – Akron/Canton – November 26, 2018
Detroit – Peoria -November 26, 2018
Los Angeles – Oakland – already dropped September 30, 2018
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Bloomington – November 26, 2018
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Flint – November 25, 2018
Minneapolis/St. Paul – West Palm Beach – January 2, 2019
New York JFK – Bangor – November 25, 2018
- Next year transfers from Virgin Autralia Velocity to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer become less valuable
As of 1 January 2019, transferring Velocity points to KrisFlyer miles will take place at a rate of 1.55:1, compared to the current ratio of 1.35:1.
The devaluation means that come the new year, 10,000 Velocity points will be converted into 64,516 KrisFlyer miles rather than 74,074 KrisFlyer miles under the current rate.