News and notes from around the interweb:
- When the US and Brazil conclude an Open Skies agreement (potentially next year) Delta will request antitrust immunity for a joint venture with Gol, the Brazilian carrier in which it owns a stake.
- Delta is going to put curtains up between Comfort+ and regular economy, creating a divider behind their extra legroom seats. Last year Delta added a snack and removed access to these seats at booking for 50,000 mile flyers.
- Flushing airport — surpassed in 1937 by the opening of the larger New York LaGuardia — has been closed for decades, yet redevelopment is mired in political controversy.
- American’s Admirals Club in San Juan will close later this year. Hard to imagine they once had a hub there.
- “[I]t can’t be denied that Austin is now the greatest city for barbecue in the world.” So says the barbecue editor of Texas Monthly. Considering I can get Black’s in Austin delivered via various online services (or the Favor app)….
- Airbus patented an aircraft design that would theoretically fly New York – London in one hour. You won’t be flying it any time soon.
- Asiana is offering free chauffeur service on arrival in Seoul through November 30. This applies to paid roundtrip full fare business/first class only. It’s only one-way on arrival in Seoul and doesn’t include pickups back to the airport. And it only applies to Asiana flights originating in the US, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, and Istanbul.