News and notes from around the interweb:
- Air France may pull out of Delta deal to acquire Alitalia stake Air France itself remains part state-owned, Alitalia has been absorbing government subsidies — after sharing revenue across the Atlantic with Delta while being subsidized by Etihad — yet Delta says it’s smaller rival Air Italy that competes unfairly because it’s 49% owned by Qatar Airways.
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- Anthony’s and Ivar’s getting kicked out of Seattle airport as the Port of Seattle awards new leases.
Other losers include Wolfgang Puck Express, Vintage Washington Wine Bar, Seattle Taproom, Affordable Luxuries, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Seattle Seahawks 12 Club, Burger King, one Starbucks location, Great American Bagel Bakery, Vino Volo, Sbarro, Hudson Booksellers, and Sports Page Pub, Cooper said.
- I’ve previously written about airline caterers stocking up food in the UK in advance of potential supply disruptions from a no-deal Brexit. Heathrow is stocking up on baggage carousel parts too.
- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are traveling to Morocco. They aren’t even waiting until Royal Air Maroc partners with British Airways through oneworld. If they wanted to use British Airways Avios to redeem for their travel, then, they’d first need to move their British Airways points to Iberia (using an account that had been open at least 90 days and had earned at least 1 mile) in order to make the booking.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Morocco from Saturday 23rd February to Monday 25th February 2019. This visit is at the request of Her Majesty's Government.
Full details of the visit will be announced in due course. pic.twitter.com/zXAUIVhEdm
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 8, 2019
- Africa’s overregulated air travel sector is killing growth
- Air India and Jet Airways are flailing but the Indian domestic passenger market grew 18% in 2018
Taj Palace Mumbai
- Here’s a cool video of a British Airways Boeing 787 executing a missed approach. Nothing ‘insane’ about it but still awesome to watch.
— BIG JET TV (@BigJetTVLIVE) February 8, 2019