News and notes from around the interweb:
- Lizard found in Air India’s inflight catering? (HT: Paul H.)
- “Your giant carry on bag is safe for now” in the New York Times.
In practice, enforcement goes in cycles, says Gary Leff, who writes the View from the Wing blog on frequent-flier programs.
“For instance, in February-March 2014, United was making a concerted effort to enforce carry-on sizes,” he wrote in an email. “When it’s a company priority, gate agents do it. Time passes and it doesn’t get management attention, then things become more lax. Then it becomes gate agent-specific. Some gate agents take it upon themselves to enforce rules, to ‘go by the book,’ while most do not. That seems to be true across airlines.”
- El Al’s female flight attendants are angry: they’re not permitted to take off high heels until boarding is complete. (HT: Brian Sumers)
- Here’s a TSA screening line before the agency adopts its new plan to make the checkpoint even less efficient.
- City plans to pay people to use public toilets instead of just using whatever street they happen to be on. (HT: Marginal Revolution)
- The different approaches to alcohol during Ramadan of Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar