Italy got some ugly news today — and ten United passengers were well-compensated for being downgraded from business class. And a flight attendant received some insult to injury. Those are some of the headlines that caught my eye today.
United Dished Out $100,000 for Downgrading Passengers — on One Flight
A United flight from EWR to Honolulu this Saturday received an equipment downgrade: from a 777 to a 767-300. Gary over at View From the Wing has the story about United giving $10,000 travel vouchers to ten business class passengers who downgraded to economy. (And even then, their seats weren’t terrible.)
Italy Becomes Europe’s Coronavirus COVID-19 “Epicenter” — Venice Cancels Carnival
Coronavirus COVID-19 infections spiked in Italy during the weekend. AFAR wrote that “While Italian authorities canceled soccer matches and masses and closed schools, museums, theaters, and even Venice’s famed Carnival, they also sought to calm fears by noting the virus’s low mortality rate and the far higher number of Italians who have died from the seasonal flu this year. The five people who died with coronavirus were all elderly and at least two of them had other serious ailments.”
Think Your Neighbors Are Loud?
Imagine having A380s and other big aircraft as your (loud) neighbors. That’s what folks living in Feltham, London deal. But it’s not exactly the jet noise they find so annoying.
Flight Attendant Loses Lawsuit – After Being Fired for (Allegedly) Being One Pound Overweight
A Malaysia Airlines flight attendant was purportedly fired for being a pound over the carrier’s mandated (asinine, IMHO) weight mandates. She sued the airline — and lost.
Those Sneaky Disney Parks!
Your Mileage May Vary wrote an interesting piece today about how Disney parks use scents, forced perspectives, and walls to affect visitors’ senses.
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