Hello everyone. Here are some recent airline and airport stories I have enjoyed.
A 17-year-old boy from Wisconsin was charged with making a bomb threat Jan. 8 at LAX that required authorities to evacuate a terminal. "[He] said he did it to prove himself worthy of joining an online hacking group, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department," his local newspaper reported.
Why does it take airlines so long to recover from storms? Travel + Leisure.
It looks like European discount airline Norwegian will fly between L.A. and Paris-Orly this summer. Wandering Aramean.
Airlines talk in code on their quarterly earnings calls for investors. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Kelly Yamanouchi breaks down what it means when executives say things like, "Increased unit revenue."
Delta has started making threats about the future of its Tokyo hub. Why? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution explains.
Birds hit jets as many as 200 times a year at Sacramento International Airport. Here's what the airport is doing about it. Sacramento Bee.
Does any airline get more press for its food than Singapore Airlines? This week, Business Insider is salivating over its "healthy options, like salads packed with grains, and luxury items that range from lobster and king crab to truffles." [I think reporters just like to go to menu tastings.]
For the second time in recent months, passengers on an American Airlines flight from Cancun to New York JFK did not clear customs - and it was the carrier's fault. N.Y Daily News.
How United Airlines got to its sorry state, and why it can't take off again. Joe Brancatelli/Business Journals.
And finally. Alaska Airlines has a new livery. What do you think?