News and notes from around the interweb:
- Delta appears to be restricting the visibility of its seat maps. Customers with reservations can only see seat maps for the cabin they’re booked in. Expert flyer is no longer showing Delta seat maps. An uninformed passenger is Delta’s best customer.
- I flagged several months ago that United’s schedule out of Boston had shifted to offer lie flat seats to the West Coast. They started testing this two years ago. No Mas Coach says the roll out of p.s. service to Boston is part of a rebranding with the airline renaming its premium transcon product “United Coast”
- Richard Branson is again saying he’ll start another US airline because why not? Cheap talk. If others will put up money and pay him a brand licensing fee, sure.
- United is adding real Polaris service (Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, so the new seats) to San Francisco – Taipei effective August 1
- When I was in high school different clubs and teams took turns with the parking concession at football games. As a 15 year old sophomore I was in charge one game where the money was going to the debate team. We were supposed to charge $1 and keep the money for the team. But there were no signs with the price. So I charged a minimum of $2, but a sliding scale up to $5 based on what I thought the driver would pay without protest.
The parking contractor at Mumbia airport sort of did the same thing except they were charging entry fees to the airport which they weren’t legally authorized to charge. In fact, Air India was even paying it…
- A camera lens that’s banned by the TSA