News and notes from around the interweb:
- In 2019 Delta ran ‘pop up’ Skyclubs in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Delta offered at the time, “A surprise and delight for customers traveling with Delta to enjoy, the pop up Clubs feature everything from appetizers from local chefs to curated cocktails.”
There’s reportedly now a pop up club in Anchorage at the “Entrance off the South Terminal.”
- Congress, beholden to lobbyists, wants to serve more customers up to Expedia: A House bill that’s passed out of committee would forbid Google from showing its own travel results first in search. Online travel agencies think your clicks belong to them, and they want the government to enforce it.
Nowhere in this discussion seems to be what’s actually good for the consumer. Anything that pushes more people to book through Expedia is clearly bad for consumers.
Expedia Dancers Don’t Provide Customer Service. Flickr: Juggernautco
- FAA considering gender neutral language across the aviation industry
- Don’t expect Southwest’s new CEO to stick around for many years, he’s more of a caretaker
- Reality tv star sues American Airlines and Pittsburgh airport, saying she was dropped while being transferred between wheelchairs
- New Singapore Airlines flagship first and business class lounges opening in December
- Adient Ascent is incredibly customizable, American Airlines was looking at it as their new business seat. For Qatar’s 787-9 it looks gorgeous (the fuselage is too narrow to do their current QSuites on that plane).
Qatar Airways officially unveils its newest business class seat, the Adient Ascent Business Class Suite, for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
— Ishrion Aviation (@IshrionA) June 24, 2021