News and notes from around the interweb:
- Congressman Pete DeFazio (D-Airline Industry) chairs the House Transportation Committee wants to deny the reincarnation of Norwegian Air from flying to the U.S. even though at this point there’s no legal ground on which to do so. Low cost competition across the Atlantic is good for consumers, bad for American, United, and Delta so…
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- Qantas flight attendant on trial for exposing his genitals in the back of an Airbus A380 but argues the flight attendant he showed them to was cool with it.
Even if that were true (it is disputed) here’s a simple trick to stay out of legal and employment jeopardy that’s served me well throughout my professional life: don’t show anyone your genitals while at work.
- Qantas is offering double status credits book by March 30 for travel through February 28, 2022.
- Star Alliance will open a Singapore office when you want innovation sometimes it’s best to shield a group of workers from the main bureaucracy so they can drive a project like they’re a startup.
- Ariana Afghan Airlines, which traces is heritage to Pan Am ownership in the 1950. When it was re-started by the U.S. in 2004, it promoted “regular ground school for our crew” and that pilots had to attend a recent course. They remain banned in the E.U. but I’m rooting for them. And they’re currently looking to procure a Boeing 737-500 that’s less than 23 years old to replace one they sold several months ago.
- Excited for the April 8th opening of Hinoki Sushiko in Chicago, from the chef of Kyoten.
Lmao D-Airline Industry
Wait. Don’t show genitals at work? I have seen PG rated movies with nudity (non sexual).
Isn’t he one of the founder of the House Progressive Caucus along with Bernie Sanders and Maxine Waters???
When Norwegian folded, US citizens lost their money. They never received refunds. This is the danger with these fly be night carriers. Your title is mildly misleading. I would postulate the bigger issue is allowing the man in charge of Norwegian to run another airline. He stole investor and customer money.
Classic Progressive politics, they are toxic beyond belief and manager to weaponize and destroy everything.
Texas TJ – go back to trying to figure out how to pay your utility bill from one cold snap. Conservative politics, they are unfair to consumers and only protect big business.
(Hadley V Baxendale) it’s not always so simple. Deregulation of the Airlines (1978) was pushed by Ted Kennedy in congress and signed by Jimmy Carter. This allowed Airlines to charge what they wanted and not to have to fly certain routes. Sounds like a whole lot more to the story than we are getting here with a semi click bait headline.