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A Bunch of Things I’ve Been Meaning to Write Blurbs About (Damn You, Dangling Preposition!)

– JetBlue launches Mint, its schmancy new first class on JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO routes, beginning next June. Fares start at $599 each way, which is a pretty good deal. They’re offering $499 each way for travel June 15-18. I wish Virgin America the best of luck now that they have to bring their fares down to match.

– Delta will be implementing Windows Surface 2 tablets in their cockpits, much to the chagrin of their pilots who are a bunch of Apple fanboys (and girls).

– Half of British Airways pilots say they’ve fallen asleep in the cockpit.

– As you’ve no doubt read elsewhere, US Airways has brought back their deal where if you share 50,000 miles, they’ll thrown in another 50,000 miles. This ends up working out to about 1.1 cents per mile, which is great if you have somewhere specific you’d like to go where that’s a good price (ie, you’re basically buying a business class ticket to Asia for $1,000). I generally don’t suggest just buying the miles without a specific trip in mind (who knows if they’ll change their award chart, etc…)

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