News and notes from around the interweb:
- USPS Employee Reports Seven-Foot-Tall, Red-Eyed Creature at O’Hare International Airport honestly I’d dismiss this report from a group that reminds me of the Lone Gunmen on the X-Files but it comes on the heels of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirming “Federal Government Covered Up UFOs For Years.”
- Florida airport considering first step towards privatization. This is much more common in Europe and Australia.
- Virgin Australia’s pilots union is upset that the current CEO is going to be dumped, and that the airline is going to go ‘downmarket’. The airline confirms the CEO’s ouster.
Despite Mr Scurrah’s repeated assurances Virgin Australia would emerge from administration as much the same airline as it was before its financial collapse, employees said it was becoming apparent Bain wanted to take the carrier down-market.
Stocks of “complimentary snacks” had been allowed to run down to almost nothing, wine stocks were completely depleted, lounges remained closed, and business class passengers were being served 2-minute noodles on flights, despite paying up to $2500 for their seat.
The relocation of former Jetstar CEO Jayne Hrdlicka to Brisbane had also served to heighten the speculation she would be installed in Mr Scurrah’s place, with unions fiercely opposed to her involvement in the airline.
- Lawsuit accuses Marriott of misappropriating funds at New York hotel
- What we know about the disappearance in early August of United Airlines Senior Vice President Jake Cefolia. He was under police investigation but hasn’t been charged with a crime.
- Air Canada Re-opens their Calgary Maple Leaf Lounge today. New safety protocols, of course, but also Western Breakfast Burrito, Alberta beef sliders, and local Village Ice Cream.
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