Happy Tuesday, everyone. Here are some of the airport and airline stories I have enjoyed recently.
Southwest expects to take its first Boeing 737max next year. But the airline's pilots say they won't fly it until they get a new contract. Bloomberg.
Alaska Airlines employees are getting new designer uniforms. Seattle Times.
Charlotte's airport is going to add nine gates, and none will go to the dominant airline there - American Airlines. Forbes.
Alaska Airlines is retiring a small fleet of combination freighters/passenger aircraft. "Combi" is the term the industry uses. Alaska Dispatch News.
VietJet wants to go public, and it seeks a $1 billion valuation. Fortune.
Can plane seats get any smaller? The New York Times would like to know.
An in-depth look at airline pajamas. Conde Nast Traveler.
And finally, on Wednesday, Boeing will fly the first-ever Boeing 727 one last time. AirlineReporter has the scoop. (And some great Tweets.)