Air Canada Flight Attendants Can Now Display Tattoos And Delta Sky Club Buffets Are Back

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  1. Tattoos = self harm. As a premium pax I don’t wish to see them thanks, so I’ll be skipping Air Canada.

  2. Inconveniencing my own life to uselessly protest others’ autonomy over their bodies = self harm.
    I will continue to travel AC if need be.

  3. There are plenty of reasons for buffets to end but covid isn’t one of them; studies have shown repeatedly that covid is not transmitted by touch. There are some things in American society that needed to change because of covid. If Delta intends to fully keep spraying its aircraft interiors – some airlines have walked back from that – they have an advantage, but again, not because of covid but because there are many surface borne contaminants. Same thing w/ sanitizing hand lotion esp. on aircraft. Self-serve buffets are just too hard to keep free from contaminants.

  4. Air Canada can continue bigotry. The arbitrator’s ruling allows AC to ban tattoos on the face.

  5. Actually the downgrade in FAA tier will have a major impact on codeshares, not just prohibiting new ones. Existing arrangements where the Mexican carrier is the marketing airline will have to be removed and the passenger rebooked onto the US operating carrier’s prime flight number. It will be very ugly for DL/AM and F9/Y4.

  6. It’s not a real buffet//You point to the food item u want and they put it on a plate then take it to the end of the area for you to pick up!! Not quite the same as Pre-C in most lounges.. In atlanta they have everything separately wrapped so u can pick out your own food….

  7. I just stayed at the JW Marriott in Panama City, Panama and they had a similar buffet set-up for breakfast. It worked fine. You told them what you wanted and they dished it up for you. Hopefully this won’t last forever, but for the time being it allows them to serve a really great breakfast while meeting Panama’s strict Covid guidelines.

  8. @Tim Dunn — Right, Covid doesn’t spread from buffets. Indeed, you could argue making a server plate your food increases your risk from Covid because you have to linger longer on the buffet line this way. So this is Covid Theater. Aside from Covid, I don’t know whether buffets are good or bad. They certainly are more convenient than waiting for someone to serve you. That said, it you could ACTUALLY prove that a significant number of people get sick from buffets, I’d certainly support alternatives.

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