News and notes from around the interweb:
- Airbus is introducing 11-across economy seating for the A380. That gives them a new advertised ‘standard’ for the aircraft and lets them promote more passengers and better economics to sell the planes to new airlines. So much for touting its luxury, but the aircraft program has problem.
- This would be kind of awesome. JetBlue and developers could turn the old TWA terminal at New York JFK into a hotel. (HT: Alan H.)
- United is boosting meals in international economy.
- Remember when Houston – Auckland service stopped making economic sense for United because Southwest was going to be allowed to fly from Houston Hobby airport to Mexico? Well Air New Zealand is going to launch the route. It makes sense for them the way Dallas does for Qantas — a more efficient gateway for the Midwest and East coast at one of their primary US partner’s hubs.
- Here’s gogo’s newest test plane being outfitted with their newest generation technology. They tout peak speeds of over 70 Mbps. Faster of course is better.