News and notes from around the interweb:
- Nigeria issues warrant against Turkish Airlines executives.
- Ted Reed pens a love letter to American-turned-United President Scott Kirby for The Street.
- British Airways parent IAG is launching a transatlantic low cost carrier on June 1 based out of Barcelona and calling it LEVEL.
- Damaged, substandard Zodiac seats hit Cathay Pacific image. Zodiac seems to have become the seatmaker that can’t get anything right — after being sued by American Airlines, angering United’s Oscar Munoz over Polaris seat delays, and producing substandard seats for Cathay’s A350s.
Cathay Pacific Business Class, These Seats Don’t Have Such Problems
- Everything we think we know about upgrades is wrong: Monarch Airlines plans to give upgrades to customers who are nice. I wonder what happens if you’re nice and you tell them it’s your honeymoon?
- Cuba’s Quiet Battle for American Airspace
- A new $55 million runway is in the works for Aniak, Alaska. People there don’t see any need.