This week’s featured link
Lufthansa’s second approach at low-cost, long-haul will have new brand – Runway Girl Network
Apparently Lufthansa will never learn. After realizing it had overextended the whole Eurowings frankenairline, it said it would pull back and stop flying long-haul. If you thought that meant Lufthansa was rationalizing, you thought wrong. Instead, it’ll just launch a new brand to fly long-haul as a low fare carrier. The idea is to be like Edelweiss in Switzerland. Why not just use Edelweiss? Well that would be too simple. This company….
Accident Docket DCA19MA086 – Atlas Air 3591 – NTSB Docket Management System
Remember that Atlas 767 that crashed outside of Houston? Well, the report isn’t issued yet, but the docket is now publicly available for those who want to comb through it. It’s still not entirely clear exactly what happened, but the first officer is definitely a point of focus. He washed out at three previous airlines including Mesa. One of the documents says a trainer at Mesa referred to his training experience as a “train wreck.”
Team rediscovers how a 1964 Long Beach woman was the first to pilot a solo trip around the equator – Long Beach Press-Telegram
This is a great read for a quiet holiday weekend. It’s a long one, and it talks about the mystery of the airplane that was the first to circumnavigate the globe at the equator with just one pilot onboard, Joan Smith.