News and notes from around the interweb:
- Federal 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that interfering with flight crew is not itself a violent crime. As a result an intoxicated man who rushed the cockput and yelled jihad on a United flight in 2015, suggested there was something dangerous in the belly of the aircraft, and ‘forcibly touched’ flight crew likely won’t have to pay restitution (since he can’t afford it) — something that would have been required had the ‘touching’ constituted violence. (HT: Steve M.)
- Aeromexico wants to save porpoises
- “Air France aims its new airline, Joon, at credulous millennials” (Without Bullshit)
- Are Etihad’s big losses just cleaning up the balance sheet, positioning itself for a bright future?
- Why flight attendants hate to serve diet coke
Because it’s so unbelievably fizzy at high altitude.
Full fat coke is fine, but diet coke takes much longer to pour as the cabin’s low air pressure makes it easier to release CO2 in the drink – making it more fizzy than usual.
In fact, air stewards claim that they could serve three passengers in the time it takes to pour one diet coke.
- Hyatt’s new-ish ‘unbrand’ Unbound Collection wants to be culturally hip or something.