News and notes from around the interweb:
- Who do loyalty program members believe offer the best airline, hotel, and credit card programs?
- Woman arrested for stealing from crew member and other passenger inflight. She hid her bounty in her underwear. Would you really want you bank card back?
- TSA agent faked cancer for five years to get paid time off. He made up his own doctor’s notes, including after the doctor whose name he was using died. And he conned fellow employees into transferring their sick leave to him. Ultimately he took 280 paid days off.
- Some folks at the University of Miami this the time is ripe for a class action suit against frequent flyer programs. The Supreme Court seems likely to disagree.
- FAA orders new Boeing 787 electrical fix. There’s a software bug, apparently, that has never actually caused a problem. But if an operator ran the generator control units for eight months continuously, the plane could lose power. Airlines don’t actually run a plane’s generators continuously for eight months, but Boeing is working on a fix. I think this is a great example of the lengths modern aviation goes to ensure safety.
- You can still fly a Ford Trimotor