News and notes from around the interweb:
- The most popular link I posted yesterday was the very first review of the new SAS business class, interesting because it’s a Star Alliance partner of United and will be a great new redemption option. Less than convenient (thank goodness for Google Translate) it wasn’t in English. Fortunately there’s a great English version of this review you’ll want to read.
- Delta has a temporary baggage delivery guarantee, through March 31 you get 2500 miles if your bags take too long to arrive, something arch-frenemy Alaska Airlines has done since July 2009. Presumably this is a test to see if Delta can deliver and if the commitment is too costly to them to make. If they can pull off matching what Alaska has done for years, it should put pressure on other airlines to improve baggage delivery as well.
- It’s tough these days to be an airline based in Libya.
- A merger in the increasingly competitive Somalian aviation market
- American’s 787 conducting maneuvers in Midland and El Paso, Texas
- While even JetBlue offers true flat seats on premium New York JFK – Los Angeles flights, Virgin America hopes to remain competitive by offering better pillows.