A small nugget in a recent story about the Boeing 737 MAX has me wondering if Boeing made significant financial promises to airlines in regards to the training requirements on the MAX.
For this first time I can recall, things have gotten truly ugly with Southwest Airlines and one of their unions. As the mechanics union and management work towards what could be a new agreement, it’s worth asking whether both sides met in the middle or the union got the better end of the deal. At the same time, it’s also worth asking if the unions’ actions are worth risking Southwest Airlines’ enviable culture.
With the recent crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX and similarities to the Lion Air 737 MAX crash from late last year, is the Boeing 737 MAX safe to fly? It’s a worthwhile question, and one nobody really knows the answer to right now.
While there’s been much talk about the new Delta One Suites on their A350-900s or the first A350-1000 delivered to Qatar Airways this year, it was the A350 vertical takeoff that had heads turning last month at ILA Berlin 2018.
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.