News and notes from around the interweb:
- The Governor of Alaska fired the head of Anchorage airport — and won’t say why
- Meanwhile a bear walked into the post office at the Anchorage airport and wouldn’t leave, so police shot it.
- The new $200 million airport that’s A380 capable but sees only 7 passengers a day. And it’s not in China, although China funded it.
- Pizza in Motion has a more in-depth conversation with Hyatt’s new head of loyalty (actually two conversations) and speculates that Hyatt could bring on Chris Holdren formerly of Starwood to run the day to day (I note that Chris has deleted the last 3 years of tweets from his account) which I’d guess is more likely that Marriott’s Thom Kozik whom he also mentions.
- Why Delta’s support for Bombardier is hypocritical. Sure they argue against subsidies out of one side of their mouth (Gulf carriers, Export-Import Bank) and for them out of another (their own, Bombardier whom they’re buying planes from). But there’s a simple internal consistency: government policy should benefit Delta a.k.a. “subsidies for me but not for thee.” In this way they are just like most large cronyist corporations.
- What’s up with the toilets at Chicago O’Hare?
- Awesome: 360 Video of the Restoration of the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 11, 2017