News and notes from around the interweb:
- A unique reason for rejecting takeoff
An Air Arabia Maroc Airbus A320-200, registration CN-NMJ performing flight 3O-128 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Tangier (Morocco), was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam’s runway 18L when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed and stopped the aircraft about 900 meters down the runway. Tower immediately had emergency services respond as a precaution. The crew advised no assistance was needed, just their cockpit window had opened during the takeoff roll.
- On Monday I wrote that American would begin to allow earning and redeeming miles on its Cuba flights. The AAdvantage terms and conditions have now been updated. You can earn and redeem on American’s flights only and not on partners (click to expand):
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- Capital One Quicksilver cardmembers get every 10th Uber ride free
- Greek aviation workers plan to strike June 20-25 in protest of the government privatizing airports. Which is, of course, just what the struggling nation needs at the start of tourist season.
- The International Association of Machinists is attempting to unionize Boeing operations in South Carolina. Boeing points out that IAM has a conflict of interest representing US airline workers and aircraft manufacturing employees, and is siding with the former by opposing expansion of Norwegian into US markets. Refusing authority of Norwegian to fly to the US means fewer Boeing aircraft and fewer Boeing employees.
For its part, the IAM calls it “cynical for Boeing to suggest U.S. workers could benefit by supporting a foreign carrier’s expansion plans.” They do not, however, call it wrong…