News and notes from around the interweb:
- Study finds pilot brains work differently
[R]esearchers have determined that the brains of pilots are wired differently to deal with the unique environment of the cockpit. The researchers determined that pilots’ brains have greater connections between the “central executive network,” which is the part of the brain that makes sense of various bits of information, and the parts of the brain supplying the raw data.
- With the U.K. set to no longer benefit from the U.S.-E.U. Open Skies agreement, the U.S. and U.K. have now signed their own.
New UK / US Air Services Agreement to protect £230bn worth of trade via air transport – just signed by @grantshapps and US secretary of transportation Elaine Chao. It replaces current EU agreement @transportgovuk @USDOT #aviation #airlines pic.twitter.com/Y2GMZaiNBr
— Sally Gethin (@gethinsinflight) November 17, 2020
- Progress on the new concourse that replaces dreaded Gate 35X at Washington National airport.
The new #ProjectJourney concourse at @Reagan_Airport is fully enclosed with 7 of the 14 jetways already up. American is due to move into the gates next year. #DCA pic.twitter.com/BXglt7cQqr
— Edward Russell (@ByERussell) November 17, 2020
- The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion, Delta edition. How Delta avoids paying tariffs on new Airbus aircraft.
- JetBlue is refreshing its Mint business class
- BUSINESS CLASS ‘SLAMMERTIME’ RITUAL SPARKS OUTRAGE AT 40,000FT
The slammertime reminds me of when I had to explain to my fairly intoxicated bf why we couldn’t do sakebombs midway to HND on ANA. That was the upside of spending the day having to work in the lounge before the flight – I wasn’t able to drink, while he did – so I actually remember my flight in The Room 😀
It’s amazing the way kids think this is something new and notable. I was doing this with friends in the upper deck dining room on Pan Am 747s back in the 70s.