News and notes from around the interweb:
- The first female executive in the US airline industry has died at age 105, “She was named an assistant vice president by American’s board in 1946 and vice president in 1951.”
She recalled in an interview in 1997 that when she was finally given a few minutes to meet C. R. Smith, the president of American, he told her that although he had agreed to her promotion, he did not generally approve of women in executive positions.
- Marriott employees reach deal to end strike in Oakland job actions in other cities continue.
- British Airways acknowledges in an investor day presentation that their brand is behind in every passenger category.
- Man kicked off flight for taking sleeping pill (HT: Thomas L.)
- Emirates will waive its ban on emotional support animals for io members
- 40% transfer bonus from Diners Club to British Airways through end of year.
- I had never seen this before: Bob Crandall gave a tribute to Herb Kelleher when the Southwest Airlines CEO retired.