Hot happenings in the skies this week include huge milestones, big orders, and old problems which just need to stop already.
This weekly post is my ‘round tuit’. Included are stories which caught my eye and others which I couldn’t cover in-depth during the week, but thought Flight Chic readers would want to know about.
1. Airbus’ 10,000 Aircraft
2. Delta partners with Lands’ End for new uniforms.
Full collection with designs by Zac Posen will be revealed publicly on Oct. 18.
More than 60,000 frontline employees worldwide will don the new uniforms in 2018.
3. Brussels Airport installs BLIP systems for queue monitoring with real-time wait time displays.
4. Oslo’s North Pier opens for domestic traffic.
5. Chinese airline Juneau becomes Star Alliance Connecting Partner, opening up more connections via Shanghai.
6. Alaska Airlines finds transfer of Virgin America mileage program complicated. (It’s all complicated.)
7. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 airline bans have been extended around the world.
When will anyone know that all problematic devices have been pulled from the market and that no passengers are carrying the device?
8. And how is this fine supposed to work?
9. How airlines plan to contain lithium battery fire risks.
10. WOW Air cabin crew don’t want to get stuck cleaning cabins at the end of their flights.
11. Ryanair is now bigger than Alitalia in Italy.
12. Airlines prepare for impact of Pacific Northwest Mega-Storm.
13. Airbus isn’t ready to quit on the A380. Neither is Singapore Airlines.
14. Learn more about SITA Lab’s robotics studies.
I’m not worried whether the robots will rise. In fact, they should hurry up about it.