News notes from around the interweb:
- Why it looked like a China Southern Boeing 737 MAX has been flying in China for 9 months even though the aircraft type has been grounded. (HT: AirInsight)
- If the reason for banning alcohol in coach is coronavirus, even in ‘extra legroom’ coach where alcohol is free, due to a desire not to have payment transaction on board then this touch free payment solution could let alcohol flow freely again in the skies.
- Samoa Airways will take delivery of a used Boeing 737-800 in August, so that they have a plane to use when borders reopen.
- Alaska Airlines regional subsidiary Horizon will bring Embraer E-175s to intra-state Alaska flying
- Singapore AIrlines closes first class bookings until November 30
- 102 year old Marriott Wardman Park in DC appears to be going out of business
BREAKING: These Washington Marriott Wardman Park employees say the historic, 102-year-old hotel is expected to go out of business.
Yesterday, Local 25 held Zoom calls with its 528 Wardman Park members.
The hotel has been closed since March amid COVID. No response from Marriott. pic.twitter.com/S13bkE2Aof
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) June 23, 2020