News and notes from around the interweb:
- American is dropping Bose headphones in favor of Bang & Olufsen next year. I just wish they’d stop collecting the headphones an hour before landing when passengers are still trying to sleep.
- Delta’s creepy new curb-to-gate facial recognition in Atlanta’s international terminal
- How the A320 family became the 737s biggest rival
- Inside Ryanair new book “chronicles O’Leary’s struggles to reinvent Ryanair, keep pilots at bay, and stay in charge of the airline”
- Here’s why businesses should stop kvetching about the cost of credit card processing, they get value out of the service they’re buying and not just because consumers spend more. (Source appears to be here reported on here.)
Retailers spend 9.1% of total cash collections on collecting, reconciling and safely depositing the cash. This makes credit card processing fees of 3.5% seem like a great deal. pic.twitter.com/X3oRIWaMUa
— Zaid Farooqui (@zaid) September 24, 2018
- 25% off Qantas Frequent Flyer coach redemptions on Qantas, Jetstar, or Emirates book by September 28.
- A United flight from Washington Dulles to Seattle aborted takeoff after being on a runway where a Skywest jet crossing on a taxiway. Here’s air traffic control audio: