News and notes from around the interweb:
- Crew and co-pilot walk off an American Airlines flight apparently refusing to fly with the captain.
Without naming names we were told by a crew member that 4/6 of the crew members now refused to fly onward with the pilot, regardless of the status of the plane. This is irrefutable. We then witnessed the copilot walk away from the plane. An American ground agent said “that doesn’t happen every day does it”, to which the co pilot replied “that’s never happened in my life, I’m done, I’m out”. He was clearly furious, and immediately left. There was no question the captain was now the issue.
- “[H]ow to travel like your boss when you’re just starting out” the how’s and why’s of joining frequent flyer programs and leveraging benefits to improve your travel, Conde’ Nast interviews me.
The piece then appears to have been excerpted in the UK’s Express with the best click bait title ever: “How to earn more air miles with THIS simple trick”
- Rumor: Turkish Airlines lounge coming to Miami?
- Former President of the Trump Shuttle offers perspective on his old boss (HT: Joe Brancatelli)
- Qantas is celebrating 20 years of collaboration with Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group, they have fantastic first class lounge food I just wish they did a better job with it in the air.
- Two and a half years into my move to Austin I realize there’s just one thing I really miss about living in the Washington DC area: Elephant Jumps Thai restaurant. I haven’t mentioned it in over two years but if you make it to DC you should go.
I’ve finally found one new place in Austin (Sip Saam Thai) whose pad see ew gets a deep smoky flavor, though the pork doesn’t quite caramelize the same way that I love. I still have to go back to Elephant Jumps most times when I’m in DC, it’s still the best Thai restaurant I’ve eaten at in the United States. Order from the authentic menu or the specials board.