News and notes from around the interweb:
- The Air France KLM Flying Blue website shows so much phantom availability it might as well be called Fantom Blue.
- Troubling — both for law enforcement to be demanding ID from deplaning passengers off a domestic flight without clear statuatory authority to do so, and because of the sheer incompetence it takes for them not to have even checked the flight manifest to realize the person they wanted wasn’t actually onboard.
Upon deplaning from Delta Flight 1583 in New York, passenger Anne Garrett tweeted, “We were told we couldn’t disembark without showing our ‘documents.'”
…the Delta flight attendant alerted passengers, “You’ll need to show your papers to agents waiting outside the door.”
- Jessica Alba has signed on as spokesperson for a hotel chain.
Copyright: buzzfuss / 123RF Stock Photo
- 500 free Voila hotel rewards points for suggesting where they should expand
- Everyone seems to be saying that the TSA employees at New York JFK who let passengers go through a security checkpoint without screening, and then kept the information to themselves in an apparent coverup for two hours are being disciplined.
However all the TSA has actually said is that ‘appropriate action’ is being taken. Remmeber that more than 20,000 TSA employees have been accused of misconduct and more than half of those multiple times and nothing happens…
- Via @BrianSumers here’s an image detailing the changes to Qantas’ forthcoming new Premium Economy seat going into Boeing 787-9 and ultimately replacing existing premium economy in the A380s. It’s much wider, and each seat has real footrests (take that American!) but shared power outlets disappoint.
- Watch this crazy KLM landing at Leeds Bradford Airport in crosswinds.. (HT: Alan H.)