Some interesting airline news and notes from around the web.

Let's take a look at some of the issues making news in the airline world this week. 

Newsflash: U.S. airlines are trying to woo first and business class fliers. This week's trend story comes courtesy of the New York Times. 

Alaska Airlines is improving snacks and entertainment options in economy class. Jaunted. 

United Airlines will use a Boeing 787-9, a slightly larger airplane than it now uses, for its Los Angeles-Tokyo route beginning next summer. Airlineroute.net

American Airlines will give first and business class customers lots of bonus miles in 2015. Analysis by Gary Leff, brains behind View from the Wing. 

United Airlines flew some sick children from San Francisco to the North Pole. The pictures from TravelSkills should put a smile on your face. 

Delta is cutting flights from Memphis to Chicago, Indianapolis and Raleigh. Today in the Sky. 

U.S. Airlines lag behind carriers elsewhere in the world in terms of on-time performance. Skift.