News and notes from around the interweb:
- Should foreign pilot training be scrutinized as much as the Boeing 737 MAX itself?
- Marshall Auerback claims it’s a big mistake for Boeing and Airbus to manufacture planes in China because China will steal the technology and use it to make their own planes, and won’t need Boeing and Airbus anymore (“signing economic suicide pacts”).
That doesn’t seem quite correct to me. The missing piece for Chinese industry is not manufacturing but engineering and China already has heavy maintenance facilities doing much the same thing as is criticized here. This will not uniquely lead to Chinese competition which – if coming – Boeing and Airbus cannot stop in any case.
- Hotel occupancy rates are down year-over-year though rates are still up slightly.
- Great data (thread) on Washington National airport with some Dulles spliced in for good measure.
The kinds of things you find in a bond prospectus… https://t.co/xrJ3N9Bixl
— alex block (@alex_block) March 21, 2019
- This isn’t unique to Delta, but Delta certainly owes an apology. There’s a lot of assumption around who flies first class — middle aged white men. Too young? Too female? Not white? Gate agents and flight attendants sometimes assume you don’t belong.
- An investigative report on when Airbnb goes wrong. I’ve always been concerned about host cancellations, which happen all too often. Hotels walk guests too of course. (HT: Reid F.)