News and notes from around the interweb:
- The one thing Meghan Markle never travels without. One wonder if, like Prince William, she’ll fly American Airlines coach when in the U.S. once she becomes a Royal.
- After Air Canada got confused over which Sydney they were selling tickets to a man realized he had bought British Airways tickets to the wrong San Jose. He meant to go to Costa Rica but his reservation was for California.
- Speaking of San Jose, an Alaska Airlines flight was evacuated at the airport because a “WiFi message indicated that there was some sort of bomb threat declared, but officials later determined that the threat was “non-credible.”
Just over a week ago a Turkish Airlines flight diverted because someone had a wifi network named ‘bomb on board’ which does not of course mean there is a bomb on board. In fact there has apparently never been a wifi network saying such a thing where it was actually true, a wifi network declaring it is thus suggestive of there not being a bomb on board.
- Hello Kitty wine exists. And as far as I know this isn’t even served on EVA Air! (HT: Heels First Travel)
- Earn 10,000 Qantas points for $16
- Meet the British Airways pilot filming from the flight deck to demystify his job
- Qatar Airways Privilege Club has a fast track elite status offer
- Wall Street Journal: Your new business class seat isn’t ready but here’s a pillow. While the focus is the slow walk of United Polaris seats (and lounges), how long it’s taken even compared to how long it was expected to take and the disconnect between United’s marketing and customer disappointment to learn that “Polaris” on a reservation doesn’t mean actually getting new seats, Scott McCartney also notes how long it took both American and Delta to roll out their new flat business seats after announcing them (and how long it will take Lufthansa).