News and notes from around the interweb:
- Increased spending requirements for elite status isn’t about ‘thinning the ranks’ and ensuring consistent delivery of benefits
- Podcast on the new TWA hotel that I’m excited to see come to fruition.
— AP Travel (@AP_Travel) November 28, 2018
- The new American Airlines Zoës Kitchen buy on board partnership starts tomorrow.
— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) November 29, 2018
- Between December 3 – 17 there will be surprise appearances by the celebrity chefs associated with each US Centurion lounge (Jim Meehan, the mixologist for all the lounges, will show up at Seattle).
The Centurion Lounge food and beverage partners will make special surprise appearances within the lounges as well as treat Card Members to activities and giveaways including tastings of special seasonal dishes, custom holiday recipe cards, exclusive spice blends, and cookbook signings.
Card Members will also enjoy surprise and delight treats like: L’Occitane skin care sets, Vosges chocolate making, Allure beauty boxes, hot chocolate and Sanctuary T stations by Marriott. Before departing, Card Members will also receive a special gift: Dopp Kit sets from Away, packed with travel essentials.
- Passenger says Delta pilot hit on him during flight using Grindr. One Mile at a Time is skeptical.
remember when my pilot messaged me on grindr at 30,000 feet in the air pic.twitter.com/0q7QNDX7MV
— JP (@emobandtshirt) November 25, 2018
- Tell me again how it was a good idea for safety to require lithium ion batteries to be checked as baggage?
When @TSA comes across a smoking suitcase, it’s always suspicious. This checked bag resulted in the evacuation of the checked baggage screening room at @BostonLogan until officials could ensure that it was safe. What caused the scare? An e-cigarette’s lithium battery. pic.twitter.com/taptFJRqqS
— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) November 28, 2018