News and notes from around the interweb:
- American Airlines drops charter flights for six NFL teams they say they don’t have enough aircraft though they do have plenty parked in the desert, the true answer always lies in the economics of the deal not in the binding constraints used to explain decisions. Hopefully they still have planes available the next time the Pope visits.
- Passengers left nearly $1 million behind at airport security checkpoints in 2016. And that’s the amount logged and not pocketed by TSA agents themselves…
- The least bad thing United did was fail to offload Dr. Dao’s luggage when police ‘offloaded’ and bloodied him. I would have been truly shocked if they had in fact done so. (HT: Alan H.)
- You can spend the night in an IKEA hotel
- In 2011 KenM Predicted the Future of United Service Quality
- A first for me, being quoted in Taiwan’s Apple Daily (HT: C.K.) what did we all do before Google Translate was built into Chrome?
Experts believe that Delta is the first to release the increase in compensation information, in addition to taking the opportunity to play the brand image, but also shows that the company will improve the situation oversold the problem, so that airline personnel must provide high compensation. Gary Leff, a tourist blogger, said: “Delta can say,” Look, we are already solving the problem. ”
- I was somewhat reticent about going on RT midweek to discuss the United involuntary denied boarding fiasco, but the segment winds up interesting because the show’s host wants to ban overbooking and I don’t. Clearly she wasn’t happy that I was unwilling to go along.