News and notes from around the interweb:
- European flight attendant lost her job in the pandemic, became drug dealer maybe this is the best argument airlines should be mustering for another round of payroll support? (HT:: N.N.)
- Ukraine has lifted all Covid entry restrictions
- Inside the Airline Industry Meltdown
- American has made long haul international fares refundable you can’t go many places now, so buying tickets is a big bet even with flexible changes, we’ll see if “refundable with $100 administrative fee” gets customers to buy tickets (doesn’t apply to all destinations/basic economy).
- Aer Lingus Sues Passenger After Duty-Free Alcohol Bottle Falls from Overhead Bin and Injures Woman
- CDC director was overruled on cruise ship ban that looks pretty bad, but also for the CDC director, who continues to abide by political meddling without resigning. Senior CDC leadership should be out the door in droves.
- British Airways switches its Bermuda service from London Gatwick to Heathrow. Leisure travel is more important than it used to be. With fewer flights there’s less need to push operations to Gatwick. Reduced travel reduces the importance of Gatwick but of course once slot waivers are over BA will certainly operate 80% of its available flights there to forestall competition.