Welcome to the first edition of Good News, Bad News. Today we will be focused on airlines, specifically American and Continental.
Good news: MSNBC is reporting that American Airlines is expanding its use of “mobile boarding passes” to 19 new airports. I have never used this service, but it sounds very cool, and incredibly convenient. I heard a few people in the early days say that it didn’t work for them, but supposedly the kinks are ironed out now. I think I will try it when I fly to Nashville next week.
And the bad news: CNN reports that Continental is going to discontinue giving customers in economy class free food on domestic flights, and flights to leisure destinations such as Cancun. Honestly, I’m surprised it’s taken them this long to discontinue the free food on domestic flights. It is the only airline I’ve flown on in the last few years that is still giving free food domestically. However, I think that not feeding the spring break or honeymoon crowd on the way to Cancun is a little surprising. Yes, it’s less than three hours from Houston, but it’s still international. Of course, the last time I ate free food on Continental coming home from Cancun I’m pretty sure I got food poisoning. But whatever.