News and notes from around the interweb:
- Air Traffic Control audio after Harrison Ford landed on a taxiway just missing an American Airlines 737. He calls himself a schmuck.
- Simple, obvious point: Chip credit cards don’t stop fraud online, and that’s where most fraud happens (HT: John P.)
- Delta plans to open a Skyclub in the Austin airport, the article refers to a ‘legacy’ airline but both United and American already have clubs in Austin and the club’s location would be on the side of the airport with Delta’s current gates. In addition there’s an option for a pay-in lounge.
- British Airways starts scanning faces to enable faster boarding (HT: Alan H.) I’m not entirely comfortable with this. And most of the faces of British Airways customers are likely sad ones these days.
Biometric devices at the main security-screening area in Terminal 5 capture a traveler’s features along with the boarding pass, and then a facial scan at the gate verifies the person’s identity, allowing them to get on the plane without showing documents, BA said in a letter to staff. The system is designed to speed up boarding and reduce errors, it said.
- How trolling Trump became a marketing strategy for Royal Jordanian (HT: @vinceromanelli)
- Private plane crashes, no pilot found