- Chicago Aviation security officer fired over passenger dragging sues city, United Airlines
- James Long sums up what’s wrong with the 21st century. He was fired for knocking Dr. Dao’s unconscious and dragging him off the United plane with a bloody mouth and without a couple of his teeth. United quickly settled with Dr. Dao and even paid up claims against the city as well to get the story to go away. Mr. Long and the aviation police were busted lying about what happened. Now Mr. Long is suing United and the Chicago Department of Aviation for wrongful termination due to poor training. Apparently personal responsibility in 2018 no longer includes not beating people senseless. United just can’t seem to catch a break. At least passengers can now get $10,000 vouchers thanks to Dr. Dao.
- United’s first reconfigured 777-200 with direct aisle access Polaris seating is on its way back to the US.
- United is currently only retrofitting the really old pre-merger United planes that have first class and an insane 4 middle seats in business class. This is bad news for people who liked the roomy first class cabin, as United is phasing out first class. It’s also bad news in economy, as United’s Polaris 777s have 10 across seating in the back of the bus instead of 9 across. However it is great news for business class passengers and there will now be 50 Polaris business class seats instead of just 40.
- Don’t expect to see this plane operate the afternoon Newark-Tel Aviv-Newark flights anytime soon as that is operated by a pre-merger Continental 777-200. United is first retrofitting the pre-merger United planes as the pre-merger Continental business class is significantly more updated than pre-merger United’s. That’s good news as that route retains 9 across seating in coach. My old advice remains true, take the afternoon flight to/from Tel Aviv in coach and the evening flight to/from Tel Aviv in business class.
- Airbus has developed “Cargo Class” with full beds for the A330 in the belly of the plane.
- I don’t need the fancy business class seat and food. I’d be all over a cargo class full bed for the right price. Airlines can order these starting in 2020 and Airbus is looking to create this for the A350 as well, an airplane that Cathay Pacific currently flies between Tel Aviv and Hong Kong. Would you fly in Cargo Class? Or does that sound too claustrophobic for you without any windows?
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