News and notes from around the interweb:
- If American didn’t fly with any seats passengers could never cause delays during boarding or deplaning. D0 Uber Alles!
— Joey Jones (@Johnny_Joey) November 17, 2023
- UberDUI. Or maybe the punchline to a Yakov Smirnoff joke (“In Soviet Russia, Uber app summons You!“)
Uber BYOV (Bring Your Own Vehicle) option pic.twitter.com/Hntbgzw3Vk
— Soren Iverson (@soren_iverson) November 18, 2023
- So much for American’s West Coast international gateway in partnership with Alaska Airlines. Blame Covid, Boeing delays, et al but this is not working out as-planned.
American Airlines has canceled plans to operate its Seattle (SEA) to London (LHR) route next year.
Originally planned to resume on March 31, 2024, American has now completely removed SEA-LHR from its schedule.
This was the airline's remaining long-haul route out of Seattle. pic.twitter.com/TQ2knCE3Yx
— Ishrion Aviation (@IshrionA) November 19, 2023
- The mobile app fails to track your bag, but….
— Nick Leary (@TheNickLeary) November 18, 2023
- Sam Brinton has an alias..?
48 year old man WANTED by @PhillyPolice for multiple luggage thefts from @PHLAirport baggage claim. Police obtained an arrest for Julius Cook for his involvement in lots of stolen luggage from Philadelphia International,much of it recovered days ago at house in West Philly. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/Utztpg1mQR
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) November 16, 2023
- One of the better pieces on the self-interested campaign by ALPA, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines to shut down a competitor in JSX comes from Justin Bachman, now at The Messenger. Though if I were to quibble I’d note that part 135 carriers are only exempt from the 1,500 hour rule for co-pilots and not for captains.
And remember that American itself admits their primary interest is in going after a competitor.