News and notes from around the interweb:
- Reflections on United’s Captain Denny Flanagan as he prepares for his final flight.
- Seattle burlesque performer denied boarding on JetBlue connecting flight home because her short shorts were too short. The woman calls herself ‘the Pelvis of Justice.’ JetBlue says,
We support our crew members’ discretion to make these difficult decisions, and we decided to reimburse the customer for the cost of the new shorts and offered a credit for future flight as a good will gesture.”
- I love airline retrospectives, and this is a good one on the Trump Shuttle (I’ve also covered How Donald Trump Bought – and Lost – an Airline and how he overpaid to buy it though there’s some disagreement over how much of the more than $100 million he personally guaranteed in the deal was lost.) Here’s Trump’s own words:
Stumbling over his enthusiasm at one point, he called the shuttle a “truly great transportation whatever.”
…“Truthfully? Truthfully it was great for the Trump ego,” he said. “I’m not supposed to say that.”
- Lufthansa will eliminate Venezuela flights June 18. I’m only surprised it took this long.
- The housekeeping cart at my hotel is a stolen shopping cart from Marshalls (HT: Tocqueville)