The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
Doug Parker was interviewed recently by Business Travel News. There were a couple of nuggets for people trying to get a sense of what’s coming up as the merger progresses. The loyalty programs will be combined in the first 6 months of 2015. From the customer standpoint, what’s the next major milestone to be reached in the merger? There are a series of them, but the next major one will be the integration of the frequent-flyer programs. They’re separate today, and we’re planning to integrate those [in the first half […]
The headline of the article was, “New York to Shanghai flight diverts to Alaska after first-class passenger traveling with her two young kids ‘drank five glasses of wine and climbed on seats shouting profanities‘. Is it odd that the first thing I thought was, “Uh, Delta doesn’t fly from JFK to Shanghai”? They don’t, though they do codeshare with China Eastern Airlines on the route. The flight was actually leaving from Detroit. I’ll guess that the journalist took her departing city of New York a bit too literally. While I […]