Also, In the Skies: 21 Hot Aviation Happenings in Week 13

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.

Aviation’s uncertainty post Brexit, and more.

1. Airlines want a Brexit plan for aviation, and none seems forthcoming.

Plus: Gibraltar Airport becomes a massive stumbling block after Brexit

2. IATA encourages EU to stand by aviation deregulation initiatives

3. Delta and Korean Air forge JV new partnership.

4. Even more partnerships develop as airlines side-step limitations on global industry consolidation.

5. This report on demographics of visitors to US airline websites is a must-read.

6. Brussels Airlines and Thomas Cook form closer ties.

7. Decor from your living room to 35,000 ft above your roof

8. EASA’s new Data4Safety initiative

The Data4Safety Programme aims at changing from the current reactive approach to safety – which is based on accident and occurrence reports – to a proactive approach, analysing trends and situations which can lead to a safety hazard. Stakeholders within the aviation community will share data, information and knowledge in order to deliver safety benefits.

9. Leaving the seatbelt sign on constantly poses a safety risk.

10. CyberSecurity concerns for EU aviation

11. Japan Airlines introduces new Porsche Design Amenities.

12. WOW is now headed for Chicago.

13. Virgin Atlantic adds sunny Varadero, Cuba to its destinations.

14. Narita Airport introduces very stylish (and efficient) self-service bag drops.

15. JetBlue’s digital differentiation strategy

16. New complications for Norwegian in the US as flight attendants join unions.

The airline claims some of its US crew were refused the right to vote.

17. When you have to board your plane but you’re also very, very hungry.

18. Willie Walsh, on the LEVEL

19. Alaska Airlines and Virgin in brand licensing dispute after announcing the end of Virgin America

20. Meanwhile, I’m sure the timing of this VA Seattle flight is wholly unrelated.

Or maybe not…

21. If I never discuss leggings again as long as I live…

We’ve marked the end of Women’s History Month, but women’s history continues.

Let this serve as a reminder that the world is a better place when women and girls are given equal access to education and career opportunities.

Headed for AIX Hamburg to see great stuff, like this:

Hope to see you there!

Also, look for updates from the show on social media on Twitter @designerjet and on Facebook.

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