Also, In the Skies 26 Aviation Happenings in Week 20

The electronics ban made big headlines again this week. This policy threatens the stability of the airline industry and would dramatically reverse efforts to improve air travel.

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. Bad situation. Worse.

This seems even less likely if the electronics ban goes on.

2. Security tightens in the UK

3. Passenger attempts to access flight deck on AAL 31

4. United. This also..what a mess.

5. The big shift. (What an operation!)

6. Delta is nice now. FYI.

Um..well there’s this…

7. Rockwell Collins plans to let B/E Aerospace do what it does best, with little interference. (Wise.)

8. EasyJet moves to higher capacity planes.

More LCC plans

9. An interesting study by Routehappy proves rich experiential content can influence bookings decision.

10. Connectivity boosts in-flight retail.

11. Gogo shares the need for speed…

12. Inmarsat’s Big Launch.

13. Keep your eye on Google. And don’t blink!

14. London City Airport will be controlled by ‘virtual’ ATC

15. Difficult decisions ahead for Etihad, beyond Alitalia.

16. American’s app update includes baggage tracking.

17. Delta adds facial recognition to baggage drop process.

18. FAA loses court case challenging the Authority’s drone registration requirements.

19. Southwest is headed for Hawaii.

20. Icelandair’s New Chill Jet

21. How cool is this?

22. I’m glad they said it. Now, let’s fix it.

23. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of Lindbergh’s historic flight. (He managed it without a laptop btw.)

24. Bill Nye is a genius.

25. Chuck Yeager is a trip.

26. Jacqueline Cochran was Ace to the power of ten.

Enjoy week 21! I’ll be reporting from ATIS.


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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