News and notes from around the interweb:
- Delta owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic and a stake in China Eastern, so is anyone surprised Virgin Atlantic plans to enter a joint venture with China Eastern?
- How the CIA uses Starbucks gift cards as part of their spy craft.
“He gives one [gift card] to each of his assets and tells them, ‘If you need to see me, buy a coffee.’ Then he checks the card numbers on a cybercafé computer each day, and if the balance on one is depleted, he knows he’s got a meeting. Saves him having to drive past a whole slew of different physical signal sites each day [to check for chalk marks and lowered window blinds]. And the card numbers aren’t tied to identities, so the whole thing is pretty secure.”
- Singapore Airlines is soliciting bids to provide business class pajamas
- The top 10 flights from Houston Intercontinental by revenue 8 are United routes, the other two are British Airways (London Heathrow) and Emirates (Dubai).
- Alaska Airlines is pulling their Anchorage lounge from Priority Pass too.
- Al Jazeera special report on the Boeing 737 MAX (HT: Leeham News)