News and notes from around the interweb:
- Delta’s test of free meals in coach on certain New York – Los Angeles and San Francisco flights will continue through December 15. Survey responses will guide whether and how Delta makes that a permanent feature of these flights.
- Mainline Alaska Airlines operational reliability has been among the best in the US for years, and if there’s any carrier that should know how to handle de-icing it’s Alaska. However they’ve faced dozens of cancellations due to de-icing truck problems.
- Physical renovations are complete and the American Airlines International First Class Lounge at New York JFK has moved into its new space. Photos can be found on this French blog.
However it is not yet rebranded back to a Flagship lounge, and amenities and access rules haven’t changed. Business class passengers don’t receive access. The plan is still to convert this to a new Flagship Lounge with Flagship First Dining in the spring.
- The FAA now requires Boeing 787s to be turned off and on at least once every three weeks (HT: JT Genter)
- Vogue runs a piece on the best domestic airline meals and seems to conclude you find those on everyone but United. Huh? Apparently they’re unfamiliar with United’s cinnamon buns.
- American’s Chicago O’Hare hub gets ready for the holidays: