News and notes from around the interweb:
- Delta Boeing 747 sold for parts on eBay
- TSA screeners report still being expected to work even after colleagues have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and in response TSA says “[e]mployees are asked to stay home if they are sick..”
- How to make JetBlue’s Mint class ‘Mint cocktail’
- The new U.K. Covid-19 variant B.1.1.7 has now been found in Thailand which is experiencing new spread, especially in migrant worker communities, and 28 provinces including Bangkok have been declared ‘highest control areas’. Schools are mostly closed through January.
There’s no ban on inter-provincial travel but there is a request for it to be avoided in the red zones. People are encouraged to work from home or reduce the number of people in the workplace.
There is no curfew or ban on eating in restaurants. However, the power is given to provincial governors to close any risky places and to consider their own measures for each area in their province.
- Air France KLM Flying Blue January Promo Awards still nothing for transatlantic but n.b.d. you’re probably not traveling to Europe in the next couple of months anyway.
- Qatar Airways discovers composite cracks in early-build Airbus A350
- American Airlines CEO Doug Parker celebrates the late Herb Kelleher. (By the way, here’s former American Airlines CEO Bob Crandall with a tribute to Kelleher in song.)