News and notes from around the interweb:
- Alaska Airlines is dropping Los Angeles – Havana service. The economics of Cuba flying were never going to work for most of these flights even before the US government placed new restrictions on Americans traveling there.
- Aer Lingus doesn’t currently have plans to join oneworld despite being owned by British Airways and Iberia parent IAG. IAG CEO Willie Walsh has previously said that alliances have become irrelevant.
- Minute Suites will open a second Atlanta location on the T concourse during the first quarter of 2018. Here’s my review of the Philadelphia Minute Suites accessed via Priority Pass card for free.
- The Plaza Hotel’s secret investor
- TSA is refusing to comply with a congressional subpeona for documents revealing their ineffectiveness claiming attorney-client privilege.
- I’m not sure why everyone is so surprised to see the Southwest Airlines CEO flying… Southwest Airlines. Flying coach makes him seem like a regular guy, but his airline only offers coach. Would you expect him to depart Dallas on American?
- Why you shouldn’t fly Spirit Airlines (HT: Paul H.)