Also, In the Skies 16 Hot Aviation Happenings in Week 52 + Bonus Best of 2016

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.

And so we come to the final review of Hot Aviation happenings.

Until next week, of course.

1. Mixed signals on support animals?

2. Objective third party testing and investigation may be necessary for new AAL uniforms.

It seems foolhearty and irresponsible to just gloss this over as “griping” when there have been complaints at other carriers from the same supplier.

3. Shannon has the best lavatories. (Someone else made this joke. Can’t find the link, though. Sorry.)

4. Frequent flyer mile account vulnerabilities.

5. Air Traffic Controllers raise concerns of overwork following privatisation. (Article in Spanish)

6. Could design address this, or will laptops vanish as a work tool soon enough?

7. The problem of FAs dealing more forcefully with unruly passengers.

(I suspect corporate liability would also become an issue.)

8. Delta cancels Dreamliners

9. An amazing tale of survival.

10. Alaska Airlines advances with Biofuel program.

11. Premium Economy grows.

12. In-Flight Wi-Fi is now a need, not a want.

13. This applies around the world…

Supply. Demand. Commodity Pricing. These are not really complex concepts.

14. Excellent review of the year in European aviation (and beyond) by the Irish Independent.

It really highlights the important role Ireland plays in the industry.

15. In it for the long-haul.

16. More on IAG’s own long-haul low-cost plans.

BONUS: The Year’s Top 10 Readers’ Picks on Flight Chic

And keep this in mind during the year ahead: Sometimes the wackiest things just sort themselves out.

Thanks for sharing the journey of 2016 with Flight Chic.

Here’s to plenty of blue sky days during 2017!

© FCMedia/FlightChic 2016

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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