New Pacific Airlines, Hawaiian 787, Delta SkyMiles Changes & More [Weekly Roundup]

Charlie Mortling

Los Angeles, CA

Last updated on Sep 8, 2023

Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Welcome to our Friday wrap up, here is a collection of things that happened this week that I thought were worth mentioning or just seemed pretty cool.

  • Hawaiian finally set dates for their 787 inaugural flights which will happen in April of 2024 with Honolulu to Los Angles service.
Hawaiian’s 787 flights now on sale | PaxEx.Aero
Hawaiian Airlines will launch regularly scheduled services on its new 787-9 fleet in April 2024. The carrier loaded the first flights for sale, serving routes between the Islands and the mainland west coast.
  • BNSF Railway is suing Northern Pacific Airlines for a trademark dispute, the airline has quickly pivoted and will now be known as New Pacific Airlines.
Northern Pacific Airways Rebrands As New Pacific Airlines
Airline startup Northern Pacific Airways appears to be rebranding as New Pacific Airlines. Here’s the likely reason for this change.
  • Leaked via the r/Delta subreddit, huge changes coming to the Delta SkyMiles program next week.
Reddit - Dive into anything
  • The world's dumbest hotel manager was caught stealing from a Las Vegas hotel, of all the places don't try to steal from Las Vegas, there's always someone watching.
World’s Dumbest Hotel Manager Caught Stealing From Aria Las Vegas - View from the Wing
A manager at MGM’s Aria hotel in Las Vegas has been arrested and charged with generating $770,000 in reservation refunds – that he put on his own personal credit card. The 10 year operations manager with MGM Resorts spent the money “at Louis Vuitton and Versace, flying on private jets, doing spa vi…
  • United Airlines was forced into a nationwide ground stop this week due to a communication issue. No flights took off or landed during the communication failure which lasted a few hours.
United Airlines issued nationwide ground stop due to ‘systemwide technology issue’
The airline held all its aircraft in the U.S. and Canada at their departure gates Tuesday but lifted the ground stop shortly after it made the announcement.
  • For some awful reason Delta has decided to hire Tom Brady to do... something...
Hmm: Delta Hires Tom Brady As Strategic Advisor
Tom Brady has joined Delta Air Lines as a strategic advisor, as part of a long-term agreement. Here’s what this entails.
  • Hilton Honors "Multiply Your Points" is now live offering 2x and 3x on almost every property. This is actually great as I have a few Hilton stays coming up. Thank you Hilton!
Hilton Honors “Multiply Your Points” Bonus Offer For Stays September 6 – December 31, 2023
Hilton Honors members can earn double or triple points for stays completed between September 6 - December 31, 2023.
  • Plastiq has filed for bankruptcy and will be changing owners during the proceedings. Business is said to be as usual for users of the service.
Payments Company Plastiq Files For Bankruptcy - View from the Wing
Many frequent flyers use Plastiq to pay bills with a credit card, they charge the card (and you earn miles) and they pay electronically or via check. Their fees have increased in recent years and are now up to 2.9%, but some find it worthwhile for paying things like mortgages and car payments that c…

These are just a few of the stories that interested me this week. If you think there was some big news that I missed let me know, drop a comment down below and let me know!

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