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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Alaska Airlines to join OneWorld Alliance

In case you missed the news (and major news at that in the airline industry), Alaska Airlines has announced their intention to more closely partner with American Airlines and will join the OneWorld Alliance in 2021.

To say this is significant news is an understatement.

You can read the official announcement here.

Alaska has one of the only remaining frequent flyer programs that is based on actual flying miles.  Details are likely still forthcoming about other changes; I hope they consider keeping the current model in place.

I'm also curious what this new alignment will mean for Alaska's other program partners (Emirates, Singapore, etc).

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Top places to stay in the world - CN

These types of articles are a bit subjective, though I enjoy reading them because they typically include a number of new locations that I wouldn't mind thinking about visiting at some point in the future.

21 Most Romantic Places to Stay in the World (updated)

One location to highlight: ION Adventure Luxury Hotel in Selfoss, Iceland

Another: Lion Sands River Lodge in Sabi Sand, South Africa

Friday, February 7, 2020

Semester resumes

The spring semester is here and we're back to busy preparing for summer construction. This also is a typically slow time of the year for travel for me.  As we ramp up work supporting campus classrooms, my schedule typically keeps me in the area until later spring when I'll have a number of meetings (ELI, Ivy+, etc). 

No complaints about being home!