News and notes from around the interweb:
- The government of India is starting road shows to entice investors to take Air India off its hands
- How many different kinds of stupid? Two women checked bags containing 60 pounds of pot on a Southwest Airlines Los Angeles – Dallas Love Field flight. They complained at the baggage office when their bags weren’t delivered to the carousel. They admitted the bags contained marijuana, and consented to the search of the bags.
- DC’s metro is considering selling naming rights for its stations so they’ll be announcing ‘a track fire at Amazon National Landing’ and ‘a train derailment at the Lockheed Martin Navy Yard’.
- American’s flight attendants union is paying union reps more, so union dues are likely to increase although that will require a vote of flight attendants to institute.
- American Airlines gives 90 year old million miler a predeparture birthday celebration before flight to London
- City of Austin is looking at buying several hotels to house the homeless, in contrast to New York’s approach of renting rooms for the homeless in active hotels. The Austin approach is probably more cost-effective, however it’s not clear the city has a core competency in running hotels.
Credit: Radisson JFK
- On the possibility of Southwest Airlines operating another plane type besides the 737.
Inside Southwest today, Alan Kasher, VP FlightOps writes: “If the decision was made today to add a different jet to our fleet, it would be years before..revenue service. Much of our business would have to adapt & change to accommodate something different.” https://t.co/RCk7dT787t pic.twitter.com/W3lHpDRIlu
— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) November 12, 2019