News and notes from around the interweb:
- Boeing tried to beat the Bombardier C-Series jet (now the Airbus A220) through politics rather than in the marketplace, and lost
Swiss International Air Lines new Bombardier CSeries passenger jet on display at Singapore Airshow, Copyright: prestonia / 123RF Stock Photo
- That huge British Airways Boeing 737 MAX order still has not shown up as firm.
- Air France KLM is ending its Flying Blue Petroleum club for oil industry employees. It is not accepting new members and will terminate benefits March 31, 2021.
- International cabin crew appreciation day is now a UN-sanctioned thing
- Skift is shocked – shocked! – to find US airline CEOs donating to a Republican PAC which funnels money to Republican candidates, Roy Moore even.
The piece notes that it’s Senator Roger Wicker’s Leadership PAC, but fails to note the obvious reason why the group is getting this money: he’s on the Senate Transportation Committee (“Commerce, Science and Transportation”) and the subcommittee on aviation operations, safety and security. Airlines remain one of the most heavily regulated and taxed industries in the country and Wicker is in the Senate majority. The pretty much have to give…
- Court strikes down Miami’s massive fines against Airbnb rentals
- Target’s new loyalty program
- Need I remind that when you get a good deal on airfare your marginal impact on the environment is lower, too? This protester should probably check how many people had booked saver awards and advance purchase discount fares before delaying the flight and causing more fuel burn.
— Warren Swalbe (@wazzas) October 10, 2019