News notes from around the interweb:
- Fuel surcharges. (HT: @FakeKevinKugler)
Quite a situation here in Salt Lake…
Our bags were sprayed with jet fuel on the transfer to the connecting plane. Unfortunately it appears some luggage and equipment is ruined. Still assessing with @Delta on the next steps… pic.twitter.com/hdyLUXNII5
— Rutgers Baseball (@RutgersBaseball) March 2, 2020
- Hosts report problems getting paid by Vrbo
- United won’t serve stroopwafels on shorter flights that sweet, sweet Oreo money must be bigger than previously imagined.
- American will fly a Boeing 787 Los Angeles – Seattle in order to operate its planned Seattle – Bangalore flight. It was only midweek that Parker told employees during an internal Q&A session that it was premature to say which base would get the flight. (HT: One Mile at a Time)
Also, the 787-9 will be coming from LAX as AA200 meaning there are 5 daily E-175s and 1 daily 789 on LAX-SEA.
— Ishrion Aviation (@IshrionA) March 1, 2020
- An Asiana Seoul – Hanoi flight turned back around after it was informed post-departure that Vietnamese authorities would insist that it land “at Van Don International Airport, around 140 kilometers away from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi” over coronavirus fears.
- The ultimate Southwest Airlines trick when the flight isn’t 100% sold out.
- Poor life choices.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) March 1, 2020