News and notes from around the interweb:
- Pet owner books entire business class cabin for dog
The small Maltese snowy furball had all 12 Business Class seats of an Air India operated Airbus A320 aircraft to jump around on during the roughly two-hour flight between Mumbai and Chennai on September 15 according to several sources.
The sources quoted by local media also claim the dog’s owner spent Rs 2.5 lakh (around USD $3,390) to secure the entire Business Class cabin’s on Wednesday’s flight.
- United Airlines cargo will no longer make its services available to gun runners
- Hyatt losing Residence Club Grand Aspen
- Senator Richard Blumenthal, who is wrong about almost everything in aviation, wants a federal investigation into the recently-approved American-JetBlue partnership. If there’s a competitive concern it is in Boston, and not at all in New York where there are slot controls limiting flights at LaGuardia and JFK and where the approved deal forces the two carriers to increase capacity with larger planes to avoid giving up slots – more seats to sell is good for price.
- Two oneworld lounges closing permanently in Hong Kong
- British Airways plan for new low cost carrier at London Gatwick in disarray over pilots union objections