News and notes from around the interweb:
- Air traffic controllers aren’t supposed to take money from pilots but during the government shutdown they’re making an exception in Austin. Of course Canadian air traffic controllers sent US workers pizza..
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- Avis 1000 Virgin Atlantic miles per day
- New Radisson Rewards promotion up to 120,000 points
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- Flight 662 backstory: Why Aeromexico took nearly five hours to release passengers from plane at Oakland airport
After Flight 662 was diverted to Oakland from San Francisco because of fog, Oakland International Airport officials quickly offered a gate for the plane to park, but the flight crew turned it down. The pilot told airport officials he planned to keep people aboard, quickly refuel and fly to SFO so the plane could make its return flight to Guadalajara later that afternoon, according to a source familiar with the incident.
The plan backfired — big time.
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- Airbnb says it’s profitable eventually there’ll be a co-brand credit card I’m sure..
- FAA recalling thousands of furloughed inspectors funny how a group of employees suddenly can become mission critical when the administration is under fire, the shutdown becomes more tolerable if everyone works and even more so when they get paid. Meanwhile at Chicago O’Hare apparently United 1Ks get ‘middle of the line privileges’ for security.