New and notes from around the interweb:
- Long read: What really caused the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes? Details around what happened during each flight, what happened in the cockpits, and what’s going on in pilot training and with parts. There are criticisms of MCAS, of some MAX design decisions, but the author places blame squarely on the pilots in both crashes.
- A road warrior’s perspective on American Airlines I join the “Miles to Go” podcast. Listen and tell me what you think.
- Except American is getting rid of 3 as the first row, and moving to 1, with Oasis retrofits:
Great chat today with @AmericanAir CFO Derek Kerr. The highlight? He told us why American’s seat numbering started with row 3. The cockpit is 1, and the flight attendant jump seat is 2. Who knew? pic.twitter.com/iGom0LhQRU
— Brian Sumers (@BrianSumers) September 18, 2019
- The 5 star hotel that wasn’t real – and only existed as a scam
- According to the Wall Street Journal‘s Scott McCartney conflict over whether airplane window shades should be up or down is more acute where customers have to rely on their own devices for inflight entertainment (since those customers want shades down so they can see their screens, and I’d add usually less screen brightness to extend battery life – for instance American’s legacy US Airways Airbus A320s are still a couple of years away from getting seat power).
- Don’t bring CBD oil to the UAE — even if you’re just connecting there.
@AmexOffers suggests redeeming @MarriottBonvoy offer at Non-Marriott property. The Hotel Saint Regis in Detroit has nothing to do with @stregishotels, despite their logo being eerily similar. @thepointsguy @BoardingArea @FrequentMiler @garyleff @LiveandLetsFly @OneMileataTime pic.twitter.com/yixWyUTWzY
— Eric Gunderson (@ebgundy) September 19, 2019