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.
There was a terrible tragedy in the skies this week. My heart goes out to all of those affected.
1. Chapecoense chartered flight crashes in Colombia.
Crashed #LMI2933 was operated by a LAMIA Bolivia — a British Aerospace Avro RJ85 (reg CP-2933) — The aircraft first flew in 1999.— Alex Macheras (@AlexInAir) November 29, 2016
2. United settles
3. United dillydallies
4. United reveals
5. The continuing Lufthansa pilots strike takes its toll on passengers and the airline.
Strike by the pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit: How many aircraft of the Lufthansa Group are affected? pic.twitter.com/ra8iofDDYD— Lufthansa News (@lufthansaNews) November 29, 2016
LH plans to operate almost all flights according to schedule tomorrow. Only 40 flights cancelled due to the strikes on the preceding days.— Lufthansa News (@lufthansaNews) November 30, 2016
Lufthansa pilots cool on effort to end strikes https://t.co/2rjeCUGgYy— Isaac ✈ Alexander (@jetcitystar) November 30, 2016
6. A guide to cabin night lights.
Coffee? Tea? Milk? The blue pill or the red pill? https://t.co/5YWyfiXarn— FlightChic | ✈️💺 (@designerjet) November 28, 2016
8. BA’s new chatbot
9. Delta bans an idiot for life
This is a reasonable deterrent to bad behaviour, I believe. Establish a “Not Fit To Fly” rule. https://t.co/w34eqhQdnt— FlightChic | ✈️💺 (@designerjet) November 28, 2016
10. Boeing wins or Boeing wins
Airbus published this interesting video. Let's wait for the response from Boeing…. https://t.co/qVDL3ILUYF— Addison Schonland (@aschonland) November 28, 2016
Oh noes! 'Subsidy No-Nos' a go-go. And how about Canada and Brazil? https://t.co/Of6HbfgAOX— Robert W. Mann, Jr. (@RWMann) November 28, 2016
11. American Airlines flight attendants demand recall of new allergy-inducing uniforms
American Airlines attendants want 'full recall' of new uniforms https://t.co/8imBfUFoX6 ^jw— PR Newswire Airlines (@prnairlines) December 2, 2016
Alaska flight attendants, who had the same issues, sued the vendor (Twin Hill) and lost. American used same vendor. https://t.co/sOVqiPWBku— Heather Poole (@Heather_Poole) December 3, 2016
12. airBaltic takes delivery of new Bombardier CS300
13. Challenges ahead for UK airspace
UK airspace to grind to a halt without modernisation of out-of-date routes & flightpaths, warns new industry group. https://t.co/mZSLmnObLr— Tim Robinson (@RAeSTimR) December 2, 2016
14. On designing that 3rd runway at Heathrow
Heathrow unveils design team for third runway. 5 of the 7 winning companies are members of BAG! https://t.co/9sfBTkAy6c— BritishAviationGroup (@BritishAviation) December 2, 2016
15. Air France takes delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner, featuring new Premium Economy cabin
16. PaxEx takes a lot of work
17. Cuba is complicated
19. Pilot shortage affects Finnair expansion strategy
20. Progress on EAN
21. Europe gets things done
European Commission confirms it's triggered formal arbitration with US authorities over NAI's stalled plans to launch #Cork US flights— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) December 1, 2016
Norwegian Air granted licence paving way for first ever direct routes between Cork and US https://t.co/rNySxbkWn0— starflyergold (@starflyergold) December 2, 2016
BREAKING NEWS. US Department of Transportation issues order for permit for NAI clearing the way for transatlantic flights @CorkAirport— Cork Airport (@CorkAirport) December 2, 2016
22. PanAm: Loved, Betrayed, Lost, Never Forgotten