News and notes from around the interweb:
- The death of the airline ticket office
- United will no longer give Polaris lounge access to Air Canada customers. Chicago – Toronto on Air Canada had gotten access while the same route flying United did not.
- The British Airways flight attendant who was fired for going off in a racist Snapchat rant was previously fired by Norwegian for spitting in a passenger’s coffee.
- Passengers on a Spicejet Kabul – Delhi flight had to deplane prior to departure when the airport came under rocket attack. The US Defense Secretary was the actual target. (HT: Ryan Boyd)
- How US airlines are deceiving you about their foreign competitors. Meanwhile American’s CEO Doug Parker says the airline will never lose money again which One Mile at a Time points out suggests Etihad’s 6 flights to the US can hardly be an existential threat.
- New academic paper on the implications of travel hacking I note several citations to me, to One Mile at a Time, and to Frequent Miler.
- Concorde: A supersonic story