News and notes from around the interweb:
- The United Airlines flight attendants union is complaining bitterly about the return of buy on board snacks and alcohol in limited markets
because they’ll have to workbecause it more contact with passengers and “United’s sales software is glitchy creating frustration for both crew and passengers alike.”
Remember the head of the union, Sara Nelson, Wanted the government to outlaw leisure travel entirely while arguing that those same travelers should pony up as taxpayers for airline subsidies so that all employees would get paid anyway and airlines would have enough cash to avoid Chapter 11 restructuring where they might seek concessions from labor.
- Where the Airbus A380 got its name
- Delta will resume some inflight service April 14
- Staples will laminate your CDC vaccination card for free through April 3 with promo code 81450 in-store.
- South African Airways under investigation for ‘extraordinarily dangerous’ takeoff
- In a week many vouchers from cancelled trips at the start of the pandemic will expire airlines will keep customers’ money twice then, first for airline tickets without providing air travel in exchange and second by taking nearly $80 billion in federal subsidies over the past 12 months.
Of course to a large extent it’s now legislators and DOT and Treasury bureaucrats who are the airline’s customers now, not passengers.. unless you were dropping $80 billion on airline tickets and co-brand credit card spend.
- Pilot goes on bizarre rant about liberals and Hyundais