“I Have Recently Discovered The Amazing Benefits Of The American Express Black Card” [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • For Canada flights British Airways charges the same surcharges as U.S. flights, but Canadian dollars instead of U.S. dollars making the surcharge cost a roughly 27% discount to fly from, say, Toronto instead of New York JFK.
  • She doesn’t get nearly this upset about losing investors massive amounts of money than she does about security at Delta’s New York JFK terminal 4.

    .@DeltaAirlinesHQ T4 @JFKairport is an abomination: TSA PRE closes at 8pm in the city that never sleeps? Long lines stay that way as your CLEAR (also closed) staff help others cut just as passengers reach security? Logistical chaos before and after bags get screened! Really bad.

    — Cathie Wood (@CathieDWood) December 10, 2022

  • Funny.

    Submitted without comment. pic.twitter.com/JknyinhLpW

    — Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) December 9, 2022

  • Smart.

    The product genius at United who came up with this feature deserves a promotion pic.twitter.com/RU9eFCPNjv

    — Peter Lattman (@peterlattman) December 10, 2022

  • I knew I was flying the JSX StarLink livery plane (with inflight internet launching just a few days after my trip) but hadn’t realized that JSX planned to make inflight internet free. Their whole fleet should be equipped by the end of March. My 2012 prediction that inflight internet would be free within 10 years is working out, despite pandemic delays.

  • Minor note or many, but while much has been made of both Air Canada Aeroplan and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan having access to long haul Singapore Airlines award space historically not bookable by partner programs, I’m increasingly seeing the same from Lufthansa’s Miles & More too.

  • Off-topic: I’ve had SiriusXM (née XM) for 17 years. Every couple of years I threaten to cancel and they drop the price by at least two-thirds. After 2 years price was about to snap up to a stupid $29.87/mo so a quick online chat dropped it 70% again. Calendar reminder set to rinse, repeat.

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