News and notes from around the interweb:
- Man strikes flight attendant, hurls racial slur, calls her overweight You know that always ends well..
- DFW airport is spending $25 million to buy and install ‘intelligent’ windows
- How Cathay Pacific plans to compete against low cost carriers from Hong Kong
- American is dropping their 737 MAX onto the Washington National – Los Angeles route effective September 5. It’s also being added to Los Angeles – Miami.
Having flown in economy on this plane I can say that 30 inch pitch, limited recline, thin seats are doable on a flight up to 3 hours. The aircraft was designed to fly long routes, even East Coast to Europe, but the interior wasn’t. Five-plus hours would be torture.
- Up to 1000 bonus United miles for online shopping (HT: Doctor of Credit)
- More Boeing 787 Rolls Royce engine problems
- 25% bonus on transfers from American Express Membership Rewards to Hawiian Airlines through June 26. You need to be logged in to see the bonus. (HT: hiima)
- Via Airline Weekly (subscription),
If Hawaiian Airlines were to put itself up for sale, would Alaska Airlines be interested in buying it, thereby merging the namesake airlines of the 49th and 50th states? The Puget Sound Business Journal poses the question to Alaska’s CEO Brad Tilden, who replied: “There’s nothing we can actually say about that.” Sometimes, the question is more interesting than the answer.