More on my Puerto Rico trip to come, but some quick links of goings on:
- Last week, Delta announced its plans for the LGA slots it acquired via the slot swap with US Airways. No big surprises, but its clear Delta is trying to lock down the New York business traveler market, attacking American (and to some extent, JetBlue and US Airways). Good coverage of the details by Cranky, USA Today’s “Today in the Sky”, and Things in the Sky. I actually prefer flying out of JFK, so slightly agnostic, as most of the cities were already served by DL out of JFK or are cities I have no real use for. More exciting to me is this news, showing progress on Delta’s much-needed but questionable JFK remodel.
- And finally, there’s this entertaining story about a man who somehow stole $13,000 worth of service items (cutlery, dishes, glassware, and linens) from Air France first class cabins over three years. Air France first class is not particularly luxurious , so this is an odd story. He would’ve gotten more bang for his buck if he’d stolen from one of the Asian or Middle Eastern carriers! The story suggests he did steal from other carriers, and would sell the goods online. The story also states he was flying first class, meaning he likely spent far more than $13,000 on his tickets over the three years — and will now go to jail. I feel kind of bad, because many of us have grabbed a cute salt and pepper shaker or accidentally left a blanket in our carry-on. Obviously, this goes far beyond, but greed gets you every time. HT: Jaunted.