News and notes from around the interweb:
- Dutch King flies incognito as a pilot for KLM they’re getting rid of the Fokkers he normally flies so he has to train on a 737.
Copyright: flaperval / 123RF Stock Photo
- Nat Browne’s attempted Seattle – Tokyo flight in 1932
- 1984 Award to Delta: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and when Delta asks the US government to abrogate its Open Skies treaties with the UAE and Qatar they call it ‘enforcing’ those treaties.
Even if UAE and Qatar airlines were subsidized and US ones aren’t (which is completely false), the treaties provide for specific disputes over price to be resolved through consultations.
To be clear that is not what Delta is asking for. The treaties were enforced by US government consultation, the US government decided not to act. The case is weak, and doing so is against the interests of the United States in the region (we need the help of those governments fighting ISIS).
- American considers ditching their new Twin Hill uniforms entirely in response to claims by flight attendants and pilots that the fabrics contain toxins which make them sick.
[American Airlines President Robert Isom] clearly signaled that down the road, all new uniforms were a possible endgame for the uniform crisis.
“We want everyone in a combined uniform,” Isom said, suggesting multiple uniform options are not a satisfactory long-term solution.
Isom said new uniforms could be made from new fabrics by a new manufacturer — the most clear-cut indication to date that the Twin Hill outfits now worn by some 70,000 AA employees could become history sooner rather than later.
- A man who arrived at Atlanta airport May 10 and was detained at immigration has died. It’s the second death in ICE detention this week. This happens often enough they have a prepackaged statement for it (emphasis mine):
CE is firmly committed to the health and welfare of all those in its custody and is undertaking a comprehensive agency-wide review of this incident, as it does in all such cases
- A robot co-pilot just flew and landed a Boeing 737 simulator
- American Airlines will start codesharing with British Airways low cost carrier LEVEL in June because consistent product offerings and everything..