News and notes from around the interweb:
- Summer vacation is a stressful problem for university faculty
- The Supreme Court allowed a portion of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect pending a full review by the Court. Two weeks ago I wrote that the way the administration was implementing its ban was inconsistent with the Supreme Court’s ruling and indeed a federal judge ruled exactly that after being instructed by an appeals court that it’s indeed the lower court’s role to interpret the Supreme Court’s decision and whether the administration’s actions are consistent with it.
The administration says they’ll appeal directly to the Supreme Court
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- Atlanta is the busiest airport in the world. It’s suing the Paulding County Airport Authority because future commercial use of their airport would somehow threaten the global hub and of course that’s inherently bad, or something. (HT: Joe Brancatelli)
In fact they claim they were promised the airport wouldn’t be commercialized when Atlanta sold them land years ago, though nothing in the contract requires that. Atlanta agreed to fight any new airport tooth and nail in exchange for Delta re-signing its lease last year.
Delta doesn’t want Paulding to open itself to commercial flights because Delta doesn’t like competition (as we know). Sometimes they seek federal action (Gulf carriers) and other times they seek court action (against a nearby airport).
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- Park Hyatt St. Kitts delayed again?
- Delta will now let you upgrade higher fare classes on their codeshare flights on Virgin Atlantic using SkyMiles. (HT: IadisGr8)
- The real problem here is hotel union contracts than ban non union employees from picking up trash in the first place. Hyatt may have gotten slapped down in court because managers “set[.] up cocktail tables” in addition to removing trash and that violated a contract but there’s something wrong with both sides insisting on and agreeing to provisions like that in the first place.