News notes from around the interweb:
- What does physics say about the optimal way to board a plane?
- Government-owned Pakistan International Airlines has spent the last year working towards re-starting New York service. Now they’re just waiting on signoff from the TSA and hope to start 3 weekly flights in May.
A TSA team is expected in Pakistan early next month to carry out a “second level” inspection.
Abdullah Hafeez, a PIA spokesman, said on Wednesday that Pakistani authorities would conduct security checks on passengers at airports in accordance with US requirements.
“All the security scanning and checks will be conducted by Pakistani staff,” the spokesman said.
We’re living in a world where TSA is expected to sign off on Pakistani authorities doing their own screening of planes headed for the US, but won’t sign off on American’s bringing shampoo through security checkpoints.
- North Korea has closed its borders to tourism out of coronavirus fears.
- United says that 90% of their widebodies will have new Polaris business class seats by the end of 2020.
- American’s Philadelphia (LUS) pilots have called for a change in top leadership at the airline
American Airlines Boeing 787 Cockpit