This week brought us great loss, and more than a little controversy, but we also saw plenty to give us hope.
Norwegian Will Open Two More US Bases for Pilots and Crew
Following approval by the USDOT of the application for its Irish carrier, Norwegian Air International (NAI) to serve U.S. cities, Norwegian Group has announced that it will open two additional pilot and crew bases in the U.S. next year.
Also, In the Skies: 10 Hot Aviation Happenings in Week 47
Hot happenings in the skies this week included an amazing take-off, and a bit of a mystery. This weekly post is my ‘round tuit’. Included …
Pikachu Takes Off as Pokémon Take Over Changi Airport
Changi Airport has welcomed Pokémon to T3 with a Pikachu extravaganza of epic proportions.
Alaska Airlines Offers Upgrades to Premium Economy, and Gets it Just Right
Alaska Airlines has opened up its Premium class cabin for loyalty upgrades, and done so in such a way that it both preserves the revenue value of First Class for last minute sales and ensures that more of its frequent flyers are satisfied.
Delta Finally Reveals Premium Economy Cabin
Delta Air Lines has revealed its new Premium Economy cabin, designed to harmonise with its Economy and Economy+ Product, as well as the new Delta Business Class suites.
You Don’t Have 15 Minutes for Fame: Stop with the Evacuation Videos Already
In a troubling trend, Friday’s emergency evacuation of American Airlines flight AA383 at Chicago O’Hare airport was recorded by a passenger on his mobile phone for posterity those 15-minutes of fame.
The trend of people stopping to video their evacuation is troubling. Passengers stopping to take possessions they believe they can’t live without is bad. Passengers stopping to take video which they and the rest of the world can definitely live without is worse.
WPS: IATA Boss Lays Out Mile Markers for a Better Journey
During the World Passenger Symposium in Dubai, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) shared details of the key contributors which will help improve air travel as the industry prepares for nearly twice as passengers flying over the next two decades.