New and notes from around the interweb:
- Amazing data on how airlines are using each aircraft type.
- Resort fees, spreading to restaurants (and no longer just in the Bay Area):
This should be part of THE PRICE OF THE FOOD. Price each item 3% higher, say NO to RESORT FEES AT RESTAURANTS. https://t.co/QkaNJ1fZfy
— gary leff (@garyleff) August 10, 2019
- And just like Arne Sorenson says those resort fees are really well disclosed.
Hey there, for more details about the Guest Resort Fee at the Walt Disney World Swan, visit the hotel's website here: https://t.co/o1Z1RO5z03 and scroll to "Related Documents" then click on "Guest Resort Service Package Information" to open the PDF.
— Marriott Bonvoy Assist (@MBonvoyAssist) August 8, 2019
- Richard Kerr explains the different pizza loyalty programs although you really shouldn’t eat at these places for the points. And don’t bank your points, even 7-11 and the New York Blood Center have devalued their points programs after all. Just enjoy your Coke and a slice (NSFW).
- Captain Sully has gotten behind new safety legislation, the ‘Safe Landings Act,’ and I fear he’s letting himself be used without actually doing anything to benefit air safety.
“Its the silliest piece of legislation, I’ve ever seen,” said Mark Dombroff, an aviation attorney whose background includes stints at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. The relationship between the NTSB which conducts investigations and suggests safety improvements and the FAA which can ignore or adopt those suggestions as it sees fit, was defined by Congress in 1974.
…[T]he Safe Landings Act is off-point and ill-informed, according to Jeff Guzzetti who worked in the FAA, the NTSB and for the Inspector General overseeing aviation audits and is now is a private aviation safety consultant.
It “will actually decrease safety by diverting attention and efforts of true safety professionals in order to satisfy a politician’s well-intentioned but impractical requirements that provide only a panacea,” Guzzetti said.
Dombroff agrees. No good will come of bringing safety issues best handled by the experts into a political process, he says.
“Should Congress prescribe aviation safety standards? No. It should perform its oversight obligation and make sure the agency itself is carrying out its mandate.”