News and notes from around the interweb:
- The culture war that was fought in the sky women in aviation in the 1920s and 30s.
- Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Station opens — connecting Guangzhou in 47 minutes and threatening to undermine Hong Kong’s separate governance from the mainland. Chinese immigration officials working in Hong Kong enforcing Chinese law isn’t much different than US immigration preclearance centers in countries around the world.
- Hong Kong Airlines slows its growth a combination of market conditions and drag of debt held by HNA Group — and not at all because they honored an awesome mistake fare last month.
- The coming of Air New Zealand’s next safety video. I’ve always wondered if Air New Zealand should stop flying and just focus on their core safety video business.
- The pilot of Malaysia Airlines MH370 kept messaging models and inviting them to Kuala Lumpur which, of course, tells us nothing about the doomed flight.
- Best. Tweet. Ever.
“We found this video where a vehicle does a thing it was designed to do by the people trained to operate it safely and it kind of moves weird so we decided to scare you because being informed isn’t in our budget and it’s cheaper than finding real news.” https://t.co/DtxcluUX4X
— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) September 22, 2018