This Is New, Airbnb That Monitors You With Camera, Finds Extra Fees To Charge [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Hyatt says they’ll no longer process Guest Of Honor award bookings via Twitter DM but it’s not for your ‘privacy’ but clearly the concern is fraud over customer service (i.e. protecting them, not you).
  • Airbnbs that want you to vacuum, charge extra to use the hot tub – and have cameras to monitor usage

    One time, I had the prior week’s renters casually enter while we were eating dinner because they had forgotten to ‘grab their food and beer [and the owner doesn’t change the door code].

  • United doesn’t get enough credit for its cabin interior tours that let you make informed choices when picking a seat (indeed, for the progress it has made on technology more broadly, from a baseline of probably worst a decade ago).

    @Delta So glad I paid for a window seat…

    — anh v (@thefashionfood) October 26, 2022

  • New Air Canada international coach meals, free wifi in Air Canada Rouge premium cabin plus new business class amenity kits and Vancouver hub Porsche service.

  • 5G battles aren’t over and the FAA wants legal limits on its use and voluntary limits by smaller carriers in the meantime. Thanks to regulatory capture they want to stunt innovation instead of requiring more responsible equipment from airlines. And you thought this issue was over since it’s quieted down since the beginning of the year. Surely airlines should’ve been using this time to upgrade their altimeters for safety.

  • I wrote recently that we’ll see “win back” promotions for elites who didn’t retain their status this year at the start of 2023. Hilton has shared that they plan to do this for Diamond members that don’t requalify.

  • United brings back kids meals it’s been a long time since this though:

  • The woman who says she was arrested at the Las Vegas airport for being too good looking has been detained on suspicion of murdering her own mother.

    And guys, she’s single!!

    — carterhartbeat (@cattahhaart) October 27, 2022

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