News and notes from around the interweb:
- Could jelly beans get passengers to pay attention to safety briefings?
- At the beginning of the year Emirates was said to have ‘saved’ the Airbus A380 program with an order however that order is now in jeopardy due to engine efficiency and cost issues.
- Will American’s new reluctance to put non-elite coach passengers on other airlines matter?
The new American policy was first reported by Gary Leff on his blog, View from the Wing. In an interview, he said the ability to be transferred to another airline has always been one of the big advantages of traveling on those large carriers instead of a budget airline. This will narrow that gap, he said.
“We are going to have to wait and see what it looks like in practice. It comes down to how individual employees take this new policy,” Leff said. As for customers who need help getting to their destination on time, “You’ve got to convince someone to do it for you,” he said.
…”It may be the kind of thing that customers don’t notice until they need it,” Leff said.
- T-Pain criticized Delta’s landing music and they responded in an epic way
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We just landing back in Atlanta from LAX and @delta decided they wanna show out and starts blastin “Buy u a drank” over the speakers in the plane. Not gon lie it felt pretty damn cool. Made me chuckle like a lil girl 😂 shit was wild loud too. Big thank you to @delta and the super solid flight attendants for getting the flight lit 🔥 @delta I see what you mean. I didn’t wanna get off the plane. Solid facts 😂
- Taylor Gourmet still serves sandwiches at Washington National airport despite the chain’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. That’s because airport restaurants aren’t actually run by their brands, but are generally just licensing their names and recipes and experienced airport operators try to recreate them.
- The Spirit Airlines Mastercard has a best-ever 30,000 point signup offer of course your reward is getting to fly Spirit.