News and notes from around the interweb:
- The 6 year old boy on terror watch lists
- United discounted saver awards to Australia fly from 60,000 miles roundtrip in economy rather than 80,000 when you book by January 28 and travel between February and June 22. United must be expecting light bookings for Australia flights.
- What it was like to fly the first commercial flight in 1914
- Aircraft lessors push back hard (as you’d expect) against Delta’s claim about an aircraft bubble
- Salt Lake City’s airport will get a new terminal. (Emphasis below is mine.)
After nearly two decades of talks, Salt Lake City International (SLC) finally got the buy-in from its airline partners to move forward with the construction of a new terminal.
Ground broke in July 2014, at the site where car rental operations will be relocated, on the first piece of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports’ $1.8 billion Terminal Redevelopment Program. The project is still going through design phases.
- Flight AA17, American’s Airbus A321T New York JFK – San Francisco 5pm flight on Tuesday, was cancelled after it “emitted a huge bang and streaks of flame” during takeoff.
The crew continued takeoff, after becoming airborne, still on tower frequency, declared emergency reporting a compressor stall on the right hand engine, stopped the climb at 2000 feet, was vectored for a left downwind to runway 31L and landed safely back on runway 31L about 12 minutes after departure.
Airbus A321T Business Class
- The President of Thai Airways mentions wanting to resume flights to the US at the end of 2016 or early 2017 (subject, presumably, to an upgrade in the rating of Thailand’s air safety rating by the FAA).