Earlier this week, I asked a readers about fish. American Airlines, I mentioned, carries a lot of salmon every year on its flights from London. Actually, it comes from Scotland, but American flies the salmon on the overseas leg.
I asked how many million pounds of salmon American transported last year from London to the United States. I received many guesses. But we can have only one winner.
That winner is Alex. He guessed 22 million pounds, only 500,000 pounds off the actual answer.
Here's the information from American Airlines.
Every week our London Heathrow (LHR) Cargo team loads nearly 430,000 pounds of fresh, packaged salmon onto American flights bound for the U.S. In 2015 alone, we flew 22.5 million pounds of salmon from LHR to LAX (which receives 40 percent of salmon shipments), JFK, MIA, DFW and other destinations.
I'll be sending Alex the prized piece in my amenity kit collection, a first class kit from ANA of Japan. I hate to see it go.