New and notes from around the interweb:
- Chinese state media tars Cathay Pacific with 9/11 and MH370, because Hong Kong democracy protests
“If a Hong Kong flight heading to the US had pilots who opposed the US, what do you think the US government would do to these people?” Leung wrote.
Mei Xinyu, a research fellow with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation under the Ministry of Commerce, told the Global Times that the management of Cathay needs to have a profound understanding of these incidents.
“The civil aviation industry is special, because if an airline is not trustworthy, it will generate huge risks,” warned Mei. “We cannot forget the September 11 attacks or the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.”
- Southwest outed a passenger’s flight number on twitter, he was a security professional, then claimed that’s not personal information. They’ve apologized.
- W Washington DC introduces Mukbang room service (HT: One Mile at a Time)
Mukbang, the South Korean phenomenon in which vloggers stream themselves eating large quantities of food, has now made its way to the W Hotel in Washington, DC. The DC location of the hotel chain is introducing its Sip & Slurp menu, an extravagant $285 room service package that comes with a lavalier lapel mic and a cell phone stand so guests can film their very own mukbangs.
- Here’s Delta proactively offering compensation when a flight only offers streaming entertainment and no seat back video. The opposite of some other airlines, eh?
- Delta’s monthly surplus sale (HT: Jonathan W.)
- If you want to avoid bed bugs, put your suitcase in the bath tub