News and notes from around the interweb:
- American Airlines invests $1 million in pilot scholarships to honor retiring Executive Vice President Elise Eberwein, a sometimes commenter on this blog. She oversaw HR and Communications and was responsible for executives holding regular employee town halls.
- ‘Abandoned’ Boeing 747 to be auctioned off
- Emirates Passenger Did This ‘Incredibly Offensive’ Thing With Her Feet On Flight And Cabin Crew “Didn’t Say a Word”
The person next to me on my flight. pic.twitter.com/6qw8ZQGSU7
— Paul Stothard (@paul_stothard) June 27, 2022
- As I told you to expect a week before it was announced American Airlines is ending its split operations at London Heathrow, moving flights currently at terminal 5 back to terminal 3.
For customers this reduces confusion (which terminal?) but for those whose flights will no longer be in and out of terminal 5 that means less convenient connections.
Starting on July 12, our operations at London Heathrow (LHR) will be consolidated in Terminal 3. The temporary partial co-location of our operation with our Atlantic Joint Business partner British Airways was planned only for the summer season and we continue to explore options for joint operations with all of our AJB partners at LHR in the future.
Customers whose connecting flights may be impacted as a result of this adjustment will be contacted directly with alternate travel options that get them to their destinations.
- Nuclear-powered sky hotel. (HT: Paul H)
- Russia wants to switch to over 80% domestically-produced aircraft since they can’t buy Boeing or Airbus – or parts for existing planes and are cannibalizing existing ones (in addition to leaning on black market part). (HT: Paul H)
- Alaska Airlines mileage redemption for Air Tahiti Nui flights is now live