News and notes from around the interweb:
- Government gives Thai Airways one month to submit a new cost cutting plan including “cost-cutting measures on unprofitable routes and a revised marketing plan to increase internet ticketing sales.” Apparently selling frozen food is insufficient and so was the plan to solicit cost-cutting ideas from passengers.
- The American Airlines charcuterie plate is usually a nice option in domestic first class though when I ordered it at the beginning of the month the meat was spoiled so I went without lunch. The airline is now testing a charcuterie pre-order on Heathrow departures.
- Don’t count Emirates out of Mexico City flying yet despite 49% Delta-owned Aeromexico trying to block competition in the courts.
- Government of India expected to assume Air India’s debts before privatizing the airline
- American Airlines says Hong Kong flights aren’t doing as badly as expected (that’s still bad) and they’re eyeing plans to sign up local businesses for their Business ExtrAA program. (HT: @xJonNYC)
- The Club has opened its second location at the San Jose airport and 60% of guests get in via Priority Pass even though it’s the designated lounge for several international carriers’ business class passengers.