News and notes from around the interweb:
- Pilot crisis averted? Millennials are becoming pilots (HT: Paul H)
The U.S. pilot shortage has threatened to eventually shut down smaller regional and cargo airlines and make rural areas of the U.S. more isolated and out of reach. But since 2006 — when millennials began reaching adulthood — the number of 20- to 35-year-old pilots has been slowly ticking back up after decades of decline, and compensating for a fall in other age categories, according to FAA data.
In 2008, 150,907 people in the 20- to 34-year-old age group had active pilot certificates. By last year, the number was up to 197,493, according to the FAA.
- A week ago I mentioned that it is again possible to book infant travel in conjunction with an AAdvantage award on Etihad. Etihad will issue the infant ticket directly. Here’s the notice from American:
— JonNYC (@xJonNYC) April 4, 2019
- 7 steps to create a retail loyalty program
- How British Airways cabin crew deal with passengers trying to join the mile high club
- An 8 year old boy left home with his piggy bank and an encyclopedia intending to travel the world.
- World’s Deepest Pool Will Have Hotel Rooms With Underwater Views