News and notes from around the interweb:
- After summarily dismissing all of their Hong Kong-based flight attendants last month British Airways took a lot of heat and has improved its severance offer.
- Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group effectively sold half of Gate Gourmet earlier this year now Lufthansa may sell LSG Sky Chefs. Sky Chefs was founded in 1942 by American Airlines. A sale would effectively mean turnover in ownership of 50% of the world’s airline catering in a year.
- Here’s something I never knew: After the 1976 Cubana crash, two men were arrested who confessed to the bombing and said they were under CIA orders that doesn’t make it true, though the CIA has done many things to undermine the moral authority of the United States (it’s bizarre to complain about foreign involvement in U.S. elections for instance).
- Korean Air is likely to order more 787s
- Missouri Senate candidate slams opponent for flying on a private jet while also flying on private jets reminds me of the Virginia Senate race nearly 25 years ago when a candidate called a press conference after it was revealed his opponent had seen a psychiatrist. The first question from media was ‘have you ever seen one?’ and the reply was priceless “I have my good days and my bad days.”
- Careem is recruiting women as drivers more successfully in Saudi Arabia than Uber is
- Passed along without comment.