I hope everyone is having a great holiday and a Merry Christmas (for those celebrating), as much as one can in 2020. I’m not usually a “new year, new world” type, but I’m kind of excited for the year to be over, because I feel like maybe there’s hope for 2021? 😉
On the points & travel front, this week Alaska Airlines ordered more Boeing 737 MAXs and revealed Airbus retirement plans, EVA Air fired a pilot who caused Taiwan’s coronavirus outbreak, American Airlines started selling Krug in Admirals Clubs, a guy in a jetpack was spotted in the LA-area yet again, and more.
With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog:
It looks like 32,000 furloughed airline employees will be back on the payroll for four months, in what can only be described as a very expensive deal.
Obviously, there are lots of risks and challenges associated with traveling nowadays. I’m not just talking about the health risks of coronavirus, but also the potential complications in the event that you test positive for coronavirus while away from home.
Passengers absolutely aren’t supposed to fly in the event they have coronavirus (even though a man recently died of coronavirus on a United flight), but the same isn’t true for pilots.
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The Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card (review) was introduced a few years ago, and continues to be one of the most rewarding business cards out there. There’s not another business card that offers a combination of a huge welcome bonus, generous return on spending, and useful perks, all while having such a reasonable annual fee.
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Marriott Offering Free Night After Two Stays For New Members
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United MileagePlus Selling Miles With 100% Bonus
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NEWS & Updates
American Adds Fort Lauderdale Flights, Retaliates Against JetBlue
Cool: United Airlines Will Operate Intra-Alaska Flight
American Airlines Adds Charlotte To Honolulu Flight
American Slashes Philadelphia Transatlantic Routes
US Airlines Will Pay Furloughed Workers In $15 Billion Aid Deal
Airline Crew Parties On Sydney Layover, Gets Fined
Why The US Likely Won’t Ban Flights From The UK
Aer Lingus Approved To Join Oneworld Transatlantic Joint Venture
Family Kicked Off United Flies Again… On Delta, Without Daughter
American Teen Jailed For Violating Cayman Islands Quarantine
Whoa: American Admirals Clubs Selling Krug Champagne
How United Airlines Deals With Pilots Who Get Coronavirus
Air Marshals Busted For Smuggling Viagra
Oops: Nepal’s Buddha Air Flies To Wrong Airport
EVA Air Fires Pilot Who Caused Taiwan Coronavirus Outbreak
Alaska Airlines’ Airbus Fleet Retirement Plans
Etihad Airways Cuts First Class To New York
Taiwan Applies For US Pre-Clearance Facility
LAX Jetpack Guy Caught On Video?!?
Embarrassing: Delta’s Christmas Meltdown
The Most Interesting Transatlantic Flight Returns In 2021
Turkey Adds Travel Coronavirus Testing Requirement
Hah: Maui ATC Gives Pilots “Lumps Of Coal” For Christmas
I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!