A Southwest Airlines fender bender in Burbank. And other recent links

So here's our plane's wing still touching another plane's tail wing... #doh

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Happy Monday, everyone. Here are some airline and aviation stories I enjoyed over the weekend. 

A Southwest plane taxied into an another aircraft Sunday afternoon at Burbank Bob Hope Airport. Not a huge deal - you can see there was little damage  - but annoying to anyone planning to fly on one of those two planes. ABC Los Angeles. 

Berlin, Germany's new airport was to open in 2012. The date has been pushed back several times and now it is scheduled to open in 2017. But a new report suggests 2018 might be more likely. Reuters.

Richard Anderson is Aviation Week's Person of the Year. "The Delta Air Lines CEO has fundamentally changed the U.S. airline industry," the magazine writes. 

Cranky Flier tours the new Bombardier CS100. He likes it, especially the wide seats. 

The science behind airplane food. Conde Nast Traveler. 

Over the weekend, Toronto's Porter Airlines launched its new weekly flight to Melbourne, Florida. It flies a Bombardier Q400 Turboprop. That is one long prop flight. Florida Today.

Burbank Bob Hope Airport wants a nightly curfew. Burbank Leader.

China names and shames 5 tourists over bad behavior. Associated Press.

Airfares are down 5%. So why is everyone still complaining about airlines? Los Angeles Times.