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News and notes from around the interweb:
- Chase’s 4th quarter freedom 5x categories are awesome Register your Chase Freedom FlexSM or Freedom card to earn 5x on up to $1,500 in combined purchases with Walmart and Paypal from 10/01/2022 – 12/31/2022. Walmart includes Walmart.com and includes gift cards for other stores.
If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve®, or Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card you can combine points from your Freedom into one of these accounts and the points become transferrable to airline miles or hotel points or can be redeemed for travel at greater value.
- How to save money while getting the best restaurant experiences go for lunch rather than dinner (I remember splurging on lunch at Kozue at the Park Hyatt Tokyo many years ago – for lunch), don’t drink alcohol at restaurant markups, and sample two appetizers instead of an appetizer and entree.
- American Airlines started a test that eliminates the ability to put paid tickets on hold for 24 hours
- The great airplane debate: Should you ever switch seats? (WaPo)
- After German airline Lufthansa banned Jews from travel back in May they continue their apologia, inking a deal with the American Jewish Committee to provide staff with sensitivity training.
- Qantas Platinum members can request award seats out of revenue inventory
- Boeing CEO says still ‘chance’ 737 MAX could win approval this year it’s surreal that Boeing is racing against the clock to avoid greater safety requirements for the MAX after everything the program has been through. Not a good look.
- Passengers celebrate a flight attendant’s first day in the air.
Tennessee bound and I don’t know what’s happening on this @SouthwestAir flight, but I’m not against it. #southwest pic.twitter.com/O0zCxyidgs
— Bryan Lawrence (@BreatheNewWinds) September 15, 2022