News and notes from around the interweb:
- AirInsight makes the interesting point that to the extent a Biden Administration will be less hostile or more conciliatory towards Iran that will be good for Boeing as the Mideast nation repays that with aircraft orders (Iranian airlines had ordered many Boeing and Airbus jets prior to re-imposition of U.S. sanctions).
- Supreme Court agrees to hear whether a city that sued online travel agencies over hotel taxes and lost should have to pay OTA legal expenses. (In fact, the contingency fee lawyers on currently on the hook for these costs, not taxpayers.)
- Will Canada’s Porter Airlines resume service, or is it toast?
- Repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act would be terrible for Airbnb and by the way you can pretty much replace ‘Airbnb’ with anything else and the headline remains correct.
- Photo tour inside JetBlue’s new Airbus A220
"New cities, routes and markets will be evaluated in the future as more aircraft join the JetBlue fleet." pic.twitter.com/IBcX7bud1o
— Ishrion Aviation (@IshrionA) January 12, 2021
- Dog sniffed out 88 pounds of illegal sausage at Newark airport which is odd, because if I want to find dangerous sausage at Newark airport I just pick up an OTG iPad and ask for it.
- Helena, Montana is looking for federal subsidies to get an American Airlines flight to Phoenix