News and notes from around the interweb:
- Woman is sexually attracted to Boeing 737s, wants to marry one (HT: @crucker)
- Flight from New York JFK to Rome went silent for 10 minutes and the captain has been fired since it’s believed he fell asleep while the co-pilot was on approved controlled rest.
- How long trips would have taken during the time of the Roman Empire
- I actually can’t wait for the life advice reveal in part two.
— Malik S. Anwar (@Malik_S_Anwar) May 30, 2022
- Spanish low cost carrier Vueling (owned by British Airways parent IAG) flew empty from London Gatwick to Florence after a two hour delay because of a staff shortage. (Bloomberg, HT @crucker)
- Hmm, $250 to sign you up for an elite status challenge. One wonders if you’re buying a white envelope and getting a fraudulent submission for free?
Airlines give companies free upgrades to attract future business. When those companies have more upgrades that they need, they sell them to us and we sell them straight to you. The airlines benefit because they get more loyalty from companies and fliers, the companies benefit by converting unused benefits into cash, and you benefit by being able to get 100% legitimate, airline-approved status upgrades at a discount