This Week’s Featured Link
‘WE ARE SLOWLY BEING POISONED’ HOW TOXIC FUMES SEEP INTO THE AIR YOU BREATHE ON PLANES – Los Angeles Times
The LA Times published a longform piece on aircraft fume events. There’s too much sensationalism in here, and there seems to be a misunderstanding about just how air gets into the cabin, but let’s get beyond that. Ultimately here’s how I see this. Fume events happen infrequently. They aren’t great. Let’s use sensors to detect when there’s a problem. With that line of belief, you won’t be surprised to see that I think Boeing comes off looking pretty bad.
Two for the Road
JSX files lawsuit against Orange County Airport – JSX News
The saga in Orange County continues. JSX was told it had to operate in the terminal or not at all. JSX didn’t like that plan. Just last month it extended schedules and added routes into 2021 from Orange County. I asked if it was resolved, and a spokesperson for JSX told me “The airport has extended JSX’s customer allocation for 2021 and we are expanding our service to cities that we know our loyal Orange County customers desire.” The airport, however, told me nothing had changed. Apparently, the airport was right, because now it’s in court.
Alitalia to Take off With a Halved Fleet, 5,000 Employees
It’s time for Alitalia #3,095! Time to get excited.