News and notes from around the interweb:
- Passengers who bring their own device to watch movies think they deserve compensation. I just think it means they won’t be bored. (HT: Alan H.)
- Four years ago I actually got death threats over this blog. Eight years ago I had a stalker who actually worked for one of the major credit reporting bureaus. That was scary.
- Another flashback: Frequent flyer miles are really code for insider trading. Those signup bonuses can get you in trouble with the SEC!
- I write often about Uber and love the service. Here’s another view, and I don’t express an opinion on the veracity of the claims: Uber’s Playbook for Sabotaging Lyft.
- Just how profitable US Airlines are (video). Number one – by far – in pre-tax profits, pre-tax profits per passenger, and profits as a percentage of revenue.
- Air Berlin, partially owned by Etihad, will discuss a partnership with Alitalia which is also partially owned by Etihad. The former is a member of oneworld, the latter Skyteam. Is that a conflict? They will continue their current business model, even though their problem is they really don’t have one.
- A Chinese state-owned fighter jet manufacturer plans to build aviation-themed amusement parks.
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