News and notes from around the interweb:
- The 5 coolest buttons on a 747
- Lufthansa board member gives the finger to Berlin even as they acquire much of air berlin’s assets.
“Berlin’s new airport won’t become an air hub, it’s too small for that,” he said.
He stated that “little will change. Things will stay as they are, we’ll offer Berliners connections to the whole world – over our hub airports.”
“We already have four hub airport in Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich and Vienna, which are all relatively close together, we don’t need another,” [Lufthansa board member Harry Hohmeister] stated.
- Airport-provided yoga rooms were a big thing for awhile, but I never see anyone practicing in them. Yoga on the Fly is betting that a paid offering can provide more appealing offerings to customers when it launches in two weeks for a 90 day period in Denver.
The 800-square-foot location will house five private mini studios. Upon entering the location, passengers will consult with a wellness advisor about their yoga experience, and the advisor will help them select the best class for them. Then, travelers will be shown to their own private yoga space, equipped with a yoga mat, a wireless headset and an iPad. All the yoga classes, which are played on the iPads, are 8-20 minutes long.
- I’ve heard of this hotel credit card scam before but never heard of it actually happening to anyone. (HT: Basil K.)
- Delta is hiring more than 1000 flight attendants
- Airfares expected to drop with Southwest’s arrival in Hawaii
“What may happen is that airfares will go down, bringing more people,” said Gary Leff, an airline analyst who writes the View From the Wing blog. “But that may be balanced by more people driving up hotel prices once you’re there.”
…Leff said another key factor is the push from Alaska Air Group since last year’s Alaska-Virgin America merger for more California market share.
“Now that they’re in a real battle for the West Coast and supremacy in California, this is a huge hole in their route network,” he said.