New and notes from around the interweb:
- This week United is launching Biscoff cookies in addition to the stroopwafel and pretzels as coach snack choices (they drop Maple Wafers). I’d be tempted to say ‘once again United copies Delta’ except I had my very first Biscoff on United Express in the early 90’s.
- Why Norwegian Air is failing
Copyright william87 / 123RF Stock Photo
- Willie Walsh, who runs the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Vueling, is complaining about the cost of London Heathrow’s third runway. He doesn’t like adding capacity to Heathrow because that extra capacity won’t all go to British Airways. And a third runway at Heathrow that didn’t cost a lot would be like a cat that barks.
- Yesterday American Airlines reminded employees not to use Admirals Clubs “before, after or during work hours” and only when “traveling outbound as a passenger on American or a partner airline.”
Admirals Club, Charlotte Concourse B
- Queens, New York residents are furious that the class Pepsi sign that’s been at place at the East River since 1940 has temporarily been altered to promote their new partnership with JetBlue.
If I were JetBlue I wouldn’t want to admit having downgraded from Coke to Pepsi, either. This was not a decision made with passenger experience at the center.
- This was funny:
Better safe than sorry. pic.twitter.com/YrkqjfPj23
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) August 21, 2019