News notes from around the interweb:
- The dark side of the flight attendant lifestyle
- 113 facts about the Denver airport (HT: @RandomSegments)
- A year ago American Airlines imposed a new attendance policy that seemed pretty brutal. They wanted to ensure crew were available to operate their schedule, but it pretty much forced flight attendants to show up sick (I do not like flight attendants making me sick). The flight attendants union filed a grievance, arguing that the policy was contrary to their contract and beyond management’s discretion. They were largely victorious in arbitration although they need to negotiate a contract where cabin crew aren’t penalized for taking sick days they’ve accrued..
- Airbus has a factory in Mobile, Alabama and during Mardis Gras there some pretty brutal anti-Boeing signs popped up.
— John Sharp (@JohnSharp99) February 25, 2020
- Charlotte’s 2nd Airport Is Closing. Yes, Charlotte Has A Second Airport.
- Health department inspection of Priority Pass Bracket Room at Washington National Airport: 5 violations.
- Your regular reminder that it was a really bad idea when the US government required electronics with lithium ion batteries to be checked as baggage.
.#breaking. @united airbus 320 made precautionary emergency landing @FlyDAB this am due to small fire in cabin. a passengers lithium battery ignited, it was contained in a bag, fire put out, then put in fire retardant container on board.
— claire metz (@clairemetzwesh) February 26, 2020