The TSA Is Reworking Its New Body Scanners Because They Were Too Revealing
A new TSA full-body scanner was sent back to its manufacturer because its “privacy filters” are lacking. Basically, the machines are capable of a visual strip search that exposes all body parts — with no filter for what might be considered private. Read more here.
How to Add Your AAdvantage Number to a British Airways Avios Booking
When booking flights with Avios you’ll receive a record locator number, but it won’t pull up the flight on the American Airlines website. You can get the American Airlines reservation number from British Airways by calling, however what if you want to add your AAdvantage number to the booking for elite status perks, etc? Thankfully it’s fairly easy to do this. Read more here.
Robinhood Applies for Charter in Push to Offer Traditional Banking Services
Stock and crypto trading platform Robinhood has applied for a bank charter with regulators in the United States, S&P Global Market Intelligence reported on April 19. Read more here.
Rising Costs Catch Up to Spirit Airlines
The airline reported a rise in cost per available seat mile, excluding fuel (CASM-ex in airlines lingo) of 2.4 percent compared to a year prior in an earnings release. Read more here.
Ittoqqortoormiit guest house in Greenland could be the most remote hotel on Earth
The town of Ittoqqortoormiit, positioned on the edge of the frozen sea, is the only inhabited piece of land on this desolately beautiful coastline south of Greenland National Park. Read more here.
Where Marriott Bonvoy Stands Today
Marriott has done a better job with their program than many give them credit for. Marriott Rewards never offered suite upgrades. They’ve increased the number of brands that have a breakfast benefit. Since the Starwood merger late checkout became a guarantee. And they’ve introduced 24 hour check-in and Ambassador services at the top end of the program. Read more here.
New British Airways Lounge JFK Now Open
British Airways has invested $65 million in Terminal 7 at JFK, which is the terminal they currently use. This has seen them renovating check-in areas, gate areas, and also lounges. Read more here.