News and notes from around the interweb:
- More on whether Los Angeles is still a United hub
- It turns out the reader who tipped us off to the $21 deal at the Hyatt Regency Paris has a blog. I’ll definitely be adding it to my list to read.
- Emirates has changed how it prioritizes operational upgrades: it no longer bumps up passengers to higher cabins based on status, ordering first on fare type instead.
- Qatar’s Hamad International Airport is adding a $10 departure fee effective with tickets issued December 1 onward. This applies to connecting passengers as well as originating ones, so will hit Qatar Airways the hardest.
- Boeing wants the worst airline in the world to take new 787s instead of 777s. Here’s Boeing’s letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- With the caveat that “I hope [Director Clint Eastwood] doesn’t go too far in vilifying what is a very noble profession: air crash investigator” a legacy US Airways Airbus A320 captain says that based on the trailers the new Sully “truly shines” and seems surprisingly accurate. Coming September 9..