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Also, In the Skies: 26 Hot Aviation Happenings in Week 42

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(The 10 week countdown to 2017 has started. Eeeeek!)

Hot happenings in the skies this week include new outfits, fewer profits, and sweet torture.

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. Delta debuts attractive new uniforms.

https://twitter.com/DeltaNewsHub/status/788433005631209477
https://twitter.com/DeltaNewsHub/status/788437906511790080
https://twitter.com/DeltaNewsHub/status/788434151410139136
https://twitter.com/DeltaNewsHub/status/788433686211461120
https://twitter.com/DeltaNewsHub/status/788434892891754496
https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/788437677049802753
https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/788450114884997120
https://twitter.com/JetSetCD/status/788523931896541184
https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/788101705376423943

2. Airbus Group Silicon Valley project gets to work on personal flying vehicles. (They look nothing like Luc Besson’s air taxis, BTW)

https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/789478970551070721
https://twitter.com/TheWoracle/status/789124279321423872
https://twitter.com/sureyouwere/status/789458146779656192

3. Airlines have a whole lot ($3 billion) to gain from RFID baggage tracking.

4. The CORSIA controversy, and should we stop flying?

https://twitter.com/AviationWeek/status/789534217302597632
https://twitter.com/thisdell/status/788718658155601920

5. Alaska Airlines Virgin America merger gets (more) complicated.

https://twitter.com/SeaTimesAero/status/789530814472126464
https://twitter.com/Heather_Poole/status/789508522463465473
https://twitter.com/ATWOnline/status/789147069143326720
https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/788533154453782528
https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/788061532496199680

6. Helsinki: gets a nice wide-body jet bridge.

7. London City Airport evacuated. Reports that noxious chemicals made some passengers sick.

https://twitter.com/LondonFire/status/789528731354329089
https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/789521550240342016

8. Great infographic on advancements in air navigation from SITA.

9. Malaysia Airlines has big plans for its A380s.

https://twitter.com/McWhirterAlex/status/789180450015055872
https://twitter.com/NewsAirbus/status/789257917845221377

10. The sliding Economy class seat gets one (major) step closer to reality.

11. Samsung really wants its Note 7s back.

12. JetBlue urges DOT to approve NAI’s bid, in effort to shore up its own transatlantic ambitions.

https://twitter.com/Boeingpro/status/789175505429815297
https://twitter.com/flightview/status/789494461898354688
https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/788738212210630656
https://twitter.com/guildupont/status/788658648511832064

13. The USDOT wants to protect passenger rights with new rules. Airlines haven’t taken this well.

14. A peek at CPH Terminal 3 expansion plans.

15. IATA WPS: What do passengers really want?

16. Rembering the lost olive. (Passengers may have wanted the olive. We’ll never know.)

https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/789461398396993536
https://twitter.com/Heather_Poole/status/789465398009704448
https://twitter.com/Heather_Poole/status/789467622131666944
https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/789462258124488704

17. Aviation’s suppliers continue to be an Achilles’ heel for cyber-attacks. It makes me so angry this is still unresolved. One day, I’ll tell you the whole story.

18. Ryanair blames drop in pound for weaker profits.

19. American has other reasons.

https://twitter.com/PilotSAAM/status/789385614575538176
https://twitter.com/NewsAmericanAir/status/789260153396658176

20. Despite profits, Lufthansa’s not feeling sunny.

21. Emirates continues to enjoy Greece.

 

22. Sabre’s customers run into systems trouble.

https://twitter.com/SouthwestAir/status/788141433500819457
https://twitter.com/AirlineGeeks/status/788160011528761349
https://twitter.com/axk/status/788175587223310336
https://twitter.com/VirginAmerica/status/788161996533268480
https://twitter.com/Sabre_Corp/status/788160093418164224
https://twitter.com/crankyflier/status/788195775184416768

23. Schiphol v Heathrow is possibly the sweetest trolling ever.

https://twitter.com/NaomiOhReally/status/788672619692326914
https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/789043699229614080
https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/789044925266526208
https://twitter.com/designerjet/status/788374753736294400
https://twitter.com/AviationXtended/status/787733835169529856

24. ‘Cause he’s a true-blue friend who he needs a good job.

25. In my case it’s Singapore. (Headed off to AIX Asia/APEX EXPO/FTE.)

26. Don’t miss this Rudy Maxa broadcast!

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