The pilots of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed shortly after takeoff appear to have initially followed proper procedures. They disabled power to electric motors that control the MCAS system. The MCAS system is believed to be a contributing factor to both this crash and the crash of Lion Air Flight 610. Both flights were operated by the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The MCAS system automatically pushes the nose of the plane down to prevent stalls. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the pilots diverted from the prescribed […]
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.
If you’re taller than me, you’re probably not going to like the latest changes the airlines are planning. Air travel is about to get a bit less comfortable for all of us. Given all the negative changes over the last few years, that almost doesn’t seem possible.
USAirways announces it’s now a creditor of American Airlines’ parent AMR. Talk about a tale of two articles. The first one makes it sound like US Airways might change it’s “support” of AMR in the bankruptcy process if it doesn’t consider a merger. The second one contends that the piece is so small ($1MM in bonds) that it entitles US Airways to no special part of the process. Based on the sheer amount of debt AMR has, I believe the second article is correct. US Airways isn’t going to get any special […]