News and notes from around the interweb:
- How the worst airline accident in history was avoided (HT: Paul H.)
- Etihad’s exit from air berlin and Alitalia signals consolidation in European aviation.
“The sector will continue to consolidate because the business models are in the process of changing,” said Stephane Albernhe, a managing partner at Archery Consulting.
“It is an underlying trend in Europe and the United States, where four ‘consolidators’ are in the lead: American; Delta; United; and low-cost Southwest.”
For Europe, the consultant Jerome Bouchard at Oliver Wyman believes that eventually “there will be an oligopoly centred around Lufthansa, IAG and Air France-KLM”.
- A new design for the Chase Freedom card
- With air berlin imploding the entire e-commerce team set up a site to collectively look for work. The head of the department has been fired for the stunt.
- René S. shares this AirAsia customer check-in experience, posted over the weekend but originally uploaded to YouTube 11 months ago.
- This may be obvious, but it’s still striking.
How the world’s largest planes compare to the Wright brothers’ first aircraft pic.twitter.com/S5mbSnoa9x
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) August 26, 2017