News and notes from around the interweb:
- Norwegian Can’t Afford to Pay Laid Off Employees But Tells Them to Keep Their Uniforms As a “Keepsake”
- Passenger with an open bottle of Smirnoff and no mask head butts flight attendant
- American Airlines slashes mechanic training on 737 MAX by 90% MCAS doesn’t require ongoing maintenance, so this isn’t linked to the issues that cases the plane’s grounding, but the airline is rolling the plane out across more of their system and mechanics in bases that hadn’t spent time on the aircraft aren’t getting nearly as much familiarization with it as American was giving to mechanics earlier.
- Man departing Orlando tried to board his flight carrying 22 pounds of meth. Officers found it in a ‘random bag check’. His response? ‘Wasn’t his.’
The agent found 22 clear bags, each containing one pound of crystal meth, that were wrapped in clothing, and $900 inside Brown’s backpack, according to the outlet.
Police say the drugs are worth $500,000.
Brown, 46, told cops the bag wasn’t his. He claimed he fell asleep on his flight from Los Angeles to Orlando, and when he woke up, he saw the bag next to him so he grabbed it assuming it was his because it looked the same.
- Delta rolling out facial recognition for some domestic flights in Detroit. Creepy, and another instance of being required to remove a mask for air travel (in addition to TSA where they don’t have to remove their mask..).