News and notes from around the interweb:
- One airline is giving cabin crew advice on how not to get kidnapped when they work flights to Venezuela.
- The Air France Joon brand will fly its last flight in late June.
- Passenger got caught arriving at Atlanta airport with 3 pounds of cocaine and wasn’t arrested.
- Qantas will stop issuing paper boarding passes as part of its conservation efforts. By the way did you know that 40% of US recycling has been getting shipped to China, but much is now being burned because China has stopped accepting it?
The Qantas Group aims to remove 100 million single-use plastic items every year. Some 45 million plastic cups, 30 million cutlery sets, 21 million coffee cups and four million headset covers will be replaced with “sustainable alternatives” by the end of next year.
- Sneak peak inside Paine Field from Alaska Airlines which starts service there March 4.
- United and Expedia are still locking horns in court. Ultimately United wants Expedia to sell the airline’s tickets to site visitors, and Expedia doesn’t want passengers to have to avoid their sites because they don’t have United flights as part of their flight search. They currently have a deal in place that runs through September. Expedia manages to work with other airlines too. So this is likely just jockeying for negotiating leverage, a deal should ultimately get done.
- Customer satisfaction scores for American Airlines Miami-based flight attendants. (There are really just two things American wants flight attendants to do.)
Miami based @AmericanAir flight attendants have improved customer service scores over the past 3 mos., according to this chart sent out this week. The only category that declined? Pre-departure beverages. Everything else improved, including eye contact, smiling and friendliness. pic.twitter.com/v920aaKEI8
— Jamie Larounis (@TheForwardCabin) February 22, 2019