News notes from around the interweb:
- A brief history of airline cookie drama, from Biscoff to Stroopwafels The Washington Post leads with my tweets about how, since American eliminated a choice of dessert cookies flight attendants have sometimes served the cookie with the meal so either passengers need to eat it first or eat it cold.
- The Airbus 320 family has overtaken the Boeing 737 as the most popular aircraft based on number of orders placed.
- One simple reason why South African Airways is a basket case (though it’s far from the only reason),
Pointing to the number of paid employees as proof, it’s alleged South African Airways has a total of 55,500 employees – or 957 employees per aircraft.
In comparison, British Airways is said to have just 154 employees per aircraft, while Australian flag carrier Qantas has a mere 129 employees per aircraft.
- Oops: Texas state representative accidentally dropped an envelope of cocaine at the Austin airport. It was an office envelope with the House seal.
- Cathay Pacific is improving their business and first class soft product, the boost to business is especially welcome. The carrier is certainly struggling in the face of ongoing Hong Kong protests, it’s nice to see that they continue to invest in quality.
- We’ve all been upset over lost luggage but usually handle it better than this.
- So this happened.
This is how your greeted when you land from Brisbane to Sydney flying @qantas with a #RacistFlightattendant named Lorraine Marshall…She sent the police after me bacause I couldn’t hear the P.A while making beats on the plane wearing noise canceling headphones… pic.twitter.com/9xT7WqTUoO
— will.i.am (@iamwill) November 16, 2019