News and notes from around the interweb:
- New walk-up shot bar at the Seattle airport (HT: @EricaToelle via One Mile at a Time)
- There have often been stories of people flying to the wrong Sydney or the wrong San Jose but what about the tourist who arrived and thought Bangor, Maine was San Francisco?
- Despite federal mask rules that now require disability exceptions Southwest kicked off a disabled man despite “two doctors’ letters, a negative COVID test, [and] proof of his two COVID vaccines.”
- Austin is delaying its 2040 plan for air travel because of the current drop in passengers from the pandemic.
- The world’s best airport gambling
- Hartsfield-Jackson to move forward on end-around taxiway
Why are people who are scared of COVID even flying or traveling? If you are worried or concerned about being near other people who may not be wearing a mask, why would you get on a plane?
Those paper cards are not relevant as most if not all us states have online immunization registries that can locate you and find all correct shots you got. In Oregon , you just go to pharmacy and they print it out for you. It’s called ALERT database here. It’s official and cannot be forged. So for Covid passports this could be used to verify your status
SWA was totally wrong. I respect their mask policy in general, but to apply it to the disabled man when he could have easy been accommodated is bad customer service. As to others who have an attitude and who don’t want to wear a mask, then don’t fly.