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?
Reducing holiday stress is a ruff job — that’s why we called in the Pawfessionals to help. pic.twitter.com/r3RmM9HRBU— United Airlines (@united) December 28, 2016
What could possibly go wrong… https://t.co/numMkbc9lH— FlightChic | ✈️💺 (@designerjet) December 26, 2016
2. Objective third party testing and investigation may be necessary for new AAL uniforms.
They didn't care because Alaska lost its case against Twin Hill. Because tests proved their uniform safe too, regardless of sick employeees— Heather Poole (@Heather_Poole) December 29, 2016
In 2009-2011 at Twin Hill, an banned fire retardant and an illegal dye were found. Today???https://t.co/ZknMPrKeBp— PaxView Jeff (@JR_justJR) December 22, 2016
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.)
"Should have gone before we left." –Mom— Chris Manno ✈️ (@Chris_Manno) December 26, 2016
4. Frequent flyer mile account vulnerabilities.
Is the Passenger Name Record fundamentally flawed? Or should GDS providers beef up their security? https://t.co/QgimXnmRxY— Kevin – Economy Class & Beyond (@EconomyBeyond) December 28, 2016
5. Air Traffic Controllers raise concerns of overwork following privatisation. (Article in Spanish)
Controladores privados denuncian sobrecarga de tareas tras la privatización de las torres https://t.co/h6feiItTmy— USCA CONTROLADORES🎧 (@USCAnet) December 26, 2016
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.)
Korean Air crew to 'use more force' with unruly passengers (but let's not go crazy; land, offload and charge) https://t.co/cdclg6fpmu— starflyergold (@starflyergold) December 27, 2016
I don't know about this…. In my dreams, yes, yes YES. But in real life???? What if that stun gun is used against us? https://t.co/NrELEWo9N9— Heather Poole (@Heather_Poole) December 28, 2016
8. Delta cancels Dreamliners
A long expected move. Delta has cancelled its legacy Northwest order for 18 787-8s: https://t.co/D7R8RuMOEl— Edward Russell (@e_russell) December 27, 2016
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.
When you’re crossing oceans & things off your list, we’ve got you covered. Wi-Fi is now available on every long-haul international flight. pic.twitter.com/gi3KS03aK4— Delta (@Delta) December 28, 2016
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!