News and notes from around the interweb:
- Behind the Scenes With Boeing’s Archivist as the Manufacturer Celebrates 100 years of history
- Delta international upgrade certificates are now valid for Delta codeshares on Virgin Atlantic. Delta owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic, and of course this comes amidst Brexit which should put somewhat of a damper on premium cabin travel, but it’s a nice step improvement for top tier SkyMiles elites.
- The US has temporarily banned flights between Turkey and the US. No US airlines fly commercial passenger flights between the two countries, but this means Turkish Airlines cannot fly to the US for the time being. Following the attempted coup (that was such an an incompetent outlier that some are speculating was staged) the US cites the uncertain security situation.
- Etihad has a US immigration preclearance lounge, a place for premium cabin passengers to wait for their flight in Abu Dhabi after clearing US immigration. Dublin Airport will have one starting Monday as well.
- JetBlue’s new overhauled New York JFK check-in
- I love this new video from American Airlines on the developments that make air travel what it is today, and how the airline is building on its history.
I do think that the culture of the airline has changed markedly over the last few years, as would be expected from this
acquisition bymerger with US Airways. So harkening back to the American Airlines history alone as though it’s a straight line may not be right. But it’s still a compelling piece I think. (HT: Demetrius M.))