Happy Monday, everyone. These are some airline and aviation stories I have enjoyed recently.
The last US Airways flight ever will be Oct. 17. The route? It's a redeye from San Francisco to Philadelphia. Will you be sad? Associated Press.
Why did Delta Air Lines pilots reject a lucrative new contract? As always, Brett Snyder of Cranky Flier provides trenchant analysis.
Delta is growing on the West Coast, not only in Seattle but also in Los Angeles. (And a little bit in San Francisco.) Ted Reed of The Street has the story.
Did you know American Airlines has an executive chef for its clubs at LAX? The Los Angeles Times interviews the man who feeds 1,500 people per day.
Airlines are collecting a fortune in fees. "Despite grumblings from passengers about additional charges, revenue from checked bags, changed reservations and a host of other additional fees jumped nearly 21 percent to an all-time high of $38.1 billion, according the annual study by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler," NBC reports.
United isn't getting its first Airbus A350 until 2018, but some folks recently got a sneak peak at the aircraft. Chicago Business Journal.
British Airways will have a brand new first class cabin on its Boeing 787-9. Australian Business Traveler.