News and notes from around the interweb:
- Delta is bringing meals back to premium transcon flights and “later this summer” they’ll offer “sandwiches, salads and bowls” in the premium cabin on flights over 1500 miles. While Delta touts itself as a premium carrier, inflight service has been an area where they’ve generally lagged competitors during the pandemic.
- From the former head of a oneworld frequent flyer program:
American needs to be more transparent on their decision behind this move [with data] — otherwise, to be brutally frank, heads need to roll. I don't know of *ANY* industry expert consultants who have seen dynamic awards work out for the better for ANY airline. PROVE ME WRONG!!
— Mark (@drdoot) June 14, 2021
- Shared armrests belong to the person in the middle seat. If you’re in search of a rule for regional jets, default to the person in the window.
On my first flight in 15 months, of course we were rerouted back to the gate because two passengers got into a physical altercation over elbow placement upon arm rests. pic.twitter.com/YBAV1iG2Fk
— Jack Krawczyk (@JackK) June 13, 2021
- The 10 o’clock show is different than the eight. I’ll be here all week! Try the chicken.
Not so concerned about the Delta variant because I normally fly United.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 14, 2021
- National Car Rental is status matching against airline and hotel status