News and notes from around the interweb:
- Flying Blue promo awards are back, with longer than usual booking windows, but nothing for U.S. or Canada redemptions. (HT: One Mile at a Time)
- Pakistan International Airlines introducing mandatory breathalyzer tests for flight attendants
- Should influencers stop asking for free trips, with travel providers suffering? or should travel providers see their unsold inventory as super cheap to give away, and try to use it to incentivize travel content around their brand? (Skift)
- Cruising started again and one ship now has 33 crew infected with Covid-19
- Apparently several hundred pilots have to be retested because the checkrides they took over an 11 year old period, supervised by one individual, were problematic. The FAA doesn’t provide additional details, however AOPA offers some. (Perhaps we shouldn’t be so sanctimonious about those Pakistani pilots?)
This notice provides current guidance to FAA aviation safety inspectors (ASI) on program policies and procedures for reexamining individuals holding pilot certificates with various ratings who were tested by Michael A. Puehler of Cincinnati, Ohio. The reexamination will ensure that these individuals meet the standards of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61 to hold their certificates and/or ratings.
- Too Many Drugs Onboard Causes A Plane Headed For Australia To Crash