Happy Monday, everyone. You may not have been following commercial aviation news over the weekend. But fear not, I was monitoring the news. Here is what you may have missed.
I'm leaving off Kogalymavia Flight 9268 because news on crashes changes quickly and my links might be out of date when you read them.
Airports have figured out travelers like mobile apps, so they have started developing them for phones. DFW has introduced more than 40 in the past two years, USA Today says.
What are the top 10 airport lounges in this world? This ranking says Qantas has the top lounge in Sydney. Daily Mail.
United Airlines promises to stop any new outsourcing at airports - but only until early 2017. Bloomberg.
India says it must improve its airport infrastructure. Wall Street Journal.
A bunch of former Pan Am stewardesses met in Savannah, Georgia for a reunion. "The training was incredible," one woman told the Associated Press. "We were taught everything from how to deliver a baby to how to whip up a six-course gourmet French meal at 30,000 feet. We were schooled in fine wines and cultural customs."
If you're flying from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manilla, watch out for what's called a bullet scam. "The complaints allege that the bullets are being placed in bags by security officials, who then 'discover' them and ask them to pay a fine — or be charged with illegal possession of ammunition," Mashable says.
Many Chinese love to gamble. Why is this important? Hainan Airlines will apparently fly between Beijing and Las Vegas next year, using a Boeing 787. Travel Daily.
Are travelers tiring of airline-branded credit cards? Washington Post.
And finally, Cathay Pacific introduced a new logo and livery of the weekend. Let's just say not much has changed. South China Morning Post.