News and notes from around the interweb:
- Does back-to-front boarding of planes actually increase bottlenecks in the aisle and therefore risk of Covid-19 transmission?
Some airlines adopted this model during the pandemic thinking it would reduce transmission. Spacing out how many people board at once though mitigates bunching. And United Airlines deserves kudos though for running the plane’s APU on the ground to take advantage of HEPA air filtration.
- Effective April 27 American AAdvantage elites now earn their elite bonuses on Gol marketed flights, the only non-oneworld carrier where this is the case.
El Al flight to CMN to repatriate 1 passenger https://t.co/2Jgz2oMUb2 @garyleff @OneMileataTime https://t.co/vUnSuQOaYY
— Travel33t (@Travel33t) April 28, 2021
- Japenese Airline ANA Installs Worlds First Hands-Free Plane Lavatory Door
- Air Italy wants to restart operations using Russian planes an Italian airline, and Russian jets, what could possibly go wrong?
- TSA wanted to hire 6000 people for summer but most of those positions are unfilled. That means longer lines especially for those without PreCheck or CLEAR.
Wow! Hopefully as more people age 16+ get vaccinated they’ll be more comfortable applying for a job at TSA.
Considering the staffing I’ve seen at TSA, it’s not always the “normal” lines that impacted; sometimes management decides the PreCheck lane isn’t busy enough to justify keeping open.
I would like to know if the passenger on the Tel Aviv – Casablanca flight boarded front to back or back to front?
@SeanNY2 – I suppose that depends on if they walked in frontwards or backwards.
Why would you work for the TSA if you can get round after round of federally backed unemployment insurance?
According to original tweets this is a medical charter flight:
The person who organized the flight to North Africa is Madassis Medical Flights, which brought an intensive care team and advanced medical equipment to the plane, which is overseen by Dr. Ami Mayo, Assuta Intensive Care Manager and the company’s medical director.
I didn’t have the whole plane but one time I had the whole F cabin on a CX flight from HKG to NY to myself. Since I couldn’t see or hear the other passengers it felt like having the whole plane to myself. Was a cool experience.
One of those absolutely-must-know facts: ANA first class lavatories are also the only ones I know with a bidet. A new meaning to the concept of arriving refreshed and clean. (OK, maybe TMI).
NEWS ALERT !! Planes make more money on cargo then PAXS.