News and notes from around the interweb:
- Star Alliance carrier EVA Air will put one of its Hello Kitty planes – the Hand-in-Hand Jet – onto its San Francisco route starting October 29, 2019. The Hello Kitty service will operate Saturdays and Thursdays until December 1 and then increase to three flights a week. This plane had been operating Los Angeles service.
EVA Air Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet
- Airlines reinforced cockpit doors after 9/11, is a second reinforcement needed too?
- Southwest Airlines says no cameras were in the lavatory after all, that the pilot made a joke in poor taste.
- Chinese airlines losing billions flying to the U.S. they’re forced to squat on routes hoping someday those routes will be profitable. By the way the U.S. government stopping carriers from flying to Cuban cities other than Havana probably saves them from a similar predicament, they’ve been squatting on route authorities too by flying – now they don’t have to fly.
- 35% bonus on transfers from hotel programs to British Airways
- Indian airline Indigo signs a firm order for 300 Airbus A320 family aircraft