News and notes from around the interweb:
- Couple found hidden camera in their carnival cruise bedroom
- American’s big non-aircraft, airport capital expense: a new headquarters campus: $300 million, subsidized with $21 million in tax credits, it’s 300 acres including “90 acres of woodlands, 8.3 miles of paved trails.” Moving is expected to happen May – October.
- Capital One and Discover are tightening credit standards closing inactive accounts, reducing balance transfer offers.
Capital One Financial Corp. COF +1.41% and Discover Financial Services DFS +0.89% said last week they have become more cautious in how they’re handling credit limits. The two lenders said they don’t currently see signs of deterioration in consumers’ ability to pay their debts but do question how much longer the economic recovery will last.
“In so many ways, one can’t help but be struck by…just how good the economy [at] this point is,” Capital One Chief Executive Richard Fairbank said on the company’s earnings call. “And in some ways, it almost feels too good to be true.”
- Thai Airways will discipline the captain and Zurich station chief after deadheading pilots demanded to be seated in first class on a plane sold as two-cabin but where passengers were seated in the air craft’s first class seats. The captain of the Zurich – Bangkok flight and station chief failed to solve the problem which led to a delay. They have not released exactly how those individuals should have solved the problem. Very Thai.
- In Poland airlines want to hire flight attendants as independent contractors
- You can now earn Aeroplan miles booking tours and events through Tripadvisor’s Viator. They’re awarding 5 miles per dollar through November 18.
- Shopping portal bonus miles with American, United, Southwest, and Alaska