News and notes from around the interweb:
- The TSA was going to inspect Cuban airports with flights to the U.S. So how did that go?
Government Accountability Office found that TSA failed to meet its goal of inspecting all Cuban airports with flights to the United States. And of those it did inspect, some did not comply with international security standards for access and quality control, aircraft and in-flight security, passenger and baggage screening, and access control (fencing).
- Draft policy proposal at American Airlines would allow customers with nut allergies to board early. And of course they aren’t going to demand medical proof of allergy. We’ll see if this gets implemented but would seem to allow anyone who wishes to board before ConciergeKey members. I think people will feel more comfortable claiming a nut allergy than faking a more traditional physical need for preboarding.
@AmericanAir has published an official policy on nut allergies onboard their planes. Customers with allergies can pre board to wipe down their seats, though AA will not stop serving nuts or ask anyone to not eat nuts onboard. pic.twitter.com/Rc3bTNTzB6
— Jamie Larounis (@TheForwardCabin) September 5, 2018
- After 50 years people are still trying to get a second Atlanta airport project off the ground, pushing back against Delta’s opposition to competition.
- Reno airport does Burning Man.
- Chicago O’Hare terminal expansion likely goes ahead even with Rahm Emanuel not running for re-election as the city’s mayor
- Price controls on checked bag fees will not make flying cheaper talk about a long tale, this opinion piece cites an 8 year old blog post I wrote after the IRS determined the 7.5% excise tax on domestic tickets applied to fares but not airline fees.
- Baggage handlers pay tribute to Freddie Mercury. (HT: Paul H.)