News and notes from around the interweb:
- Phoenix airport plans to add bus gates
- Attempting to join the mile high club doesn’t usually end up in a trial
- Woman blasts British Airways for failing to have high chairs in their lounges for her 11 month old suggesting it was their fundamental duty of care to do so. Kids in lounges is controversial enough — do lounges have a duty to provide (free of charge) accoutrements for babies as well?
- Making the most of the new Sonesta Hotels credit card offer
- What John F. Kennedy thought of Concorde he desperately wanted US industrial policy to back the development of a bigger, faster version — something that didn’t work out well for the Soviets’ Konkordski, the Tupolev Tu-144.
- Delta CEO Ed Bastian interviewed at the 2019 Code conference. Bastian gets uncomfortable when asked about facial recognition, suggests that’s really just the government, makes no mention of their investment in CLEAR and future plans to use facial recognition for things like lounge access. He says they’re not marketing or selling data, I don’t know if he understands what SkyMiles is.
Bastian also oddly claims they haven’t reduced seat pitch, but their Airbus A319s and A320s have seats with just 30 inch pitch. Delta’s first class seat pitch has been reduced as well.