News and notes from around the interweb:
- More credit cards are being left behind at Dublin airport (HT: uggboy on Milepoint)
- United’s Star Alliance partner Japanese Airline ANA has won out over Delta to reorganize Skymark Airlines. To gain Airbus’ support (as a creditor) for the reorganization plan, ANA will take the 2 A380s that had been headed to Skymark.
- The Points With a Crew blog is giving away Hilton points to celebrate their joining BoardingArea.com.
- Judge Insists His Own Lost Luggage Is A ‘Key’ Issue In Massive Lawsuit He’s Overseeing Against British Airways. (HT: Reid F.)
At the national finals of CEDA collegiate debate when I was a freshman (many many years ago) I needed a win in the final prelimary round of the tournament. My partner and I were arguing for aid to South Sudan to stave off Islamic fundamentalism. It was a fairly lopsided debate, and my partner did a fantastic job. However when we won because the judge “served in Desert Storm and knew” our arguments “were true” it made me very sad.
- British Airways has shifted from favoring a third runway at Heathrow to opposing it just as it appears to look politically feasible. Contra The Economist who thinks British Airways as the major tenant at Heathrow has the most to gain, I suspect that BA fears increased capacity at Heathrow would make room for competition. Not to mention that they’d be paying for the very capacity which allowed for the new competition as the $27.5 billion runway “could push up landing fees at the hub by 20%.” (HT: Carrie C.)
- United is changing up its premium cabin prearrival meal on Westbound transatlantic flights