News and notes from around the interweb:
- American will retire its E190 small regional jet aircraft that are part of its mainline fleet (these fly, among other places, on the East Coast shuttle). They’re also retiring their A330-300s and accelerating retirement of 767s.
- Man arrested trying not to miss his flight.
A man who missed his flight Wednesday at Detroit Metro Airport apparently wasn’t interested in rebooking.
Instead, he left the airport’s North Terminal through an emergency exit and was arrested in an apparent attempt to reach the plane where it was parked outside.
- Hertz is testing ‘choose your own vehicle’: After a pilot program in Austin they’re apparently testing in Fort Lauderdale with the intention of rolling out in several locations by end of year.
- After my Marriott stay last week the promised email folio did not arrive. I called the property and was told that it takes two days for the emails they send to go out. Hey Marriott, the 90’s called and they want their fax machine back.
- British Airways plans to keep their ‘efficient’ 8-across business class while the rest of the market goes four-across. Here’s what that experience is like.
- The Onion: Frequent Flyer Knows Out-Of-The-Way Airport Bar That’s Never Crowded (HT: Matt B.)
- Loyalty programs are a significant differentiator in consumer purchase decisions