News and notes from around the interweb:
- Three years after Polaris was introduced by United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz — which itself was several years after the airline started work on the project, they already had physical seats to display — they are still deciding what they want to do in their promised international Polaris lounges in London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Will one of the lounges open this year? They won’t say.
- New Turkish Airlines business class seat
- British Airways parent IAG is still looking to acquire Norwegian so it can raise fares but if the deal doesn’t happen they won’t keep their minority stake.
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- “Why do airline pilots get paid so well for turning on autopilot and sitting, doing nothing, most of the flight?”
- Qantas is contacting passengers on overbooked flights to offer them flight vouchers in advance if they’ll switch to other itineraries it’s much better for the passenger and for the airline to do this in advance, cheaper for the carrier and better for the passenger not to waste hours at the airport.
- Activist investors want to take control of Korean Air away from the nut rage Cho family