Why Delta employees slept on a Boeing 767. And other aviation links.

In the name of customer service, some Delta employees spent a recent night on a Boeing 767 parked at New York JFK. Photo: Delta Air Lines. 

In the name of customer service, some Delta employees spent a recent night on a Boeing 767 parked at New York JFK. Photo: Delta Air Lines. 

What's news this week in airlines and airports?

I'm glad you asked. Below are a list of aviation stories I have enjoyed over the past week. 

During a recent snow storm, Delta employees slept on a Boeing 767 at JFK in New York. This assured they would be ready to help customers early the next day. WSJ. 

Want to use your American Airlines or US Airways miles to go to Europe this summer. Book soon, according to Gary Leff of View From the Wing. 

Another airline is making waves about "standing only" seats. This time, it's Chinese carrier Spring Airlines. Will it happen? Not likely. Mashable. 

American Airlines and Korean Air Lines are going to be partners, at least on one route. Why is this unusual? Brett Snyder of Cranky Flier explains. (For more background, read the Dallas Morning News story on the deal. 

Some Asian airline struggle to attract new pilots. Associated Press. 

British airline EasyJet has a new paint scheme. Still orange. The Telegraph. 

Airlines - especially Alaska and Delta - are getting more creative in their booze offerings. Associated Press.

A pilot taking "selfies" may have been a contributing factor to a small plane crash near Denver in May, according to the NTSB. Denver Post.  

American Airlines is the new official airline for my beloved favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs. Chicago Tribune.  (Go Cubs.)