This week’s featured link
JetBlue Reveals Plans to Reinvent What It’s Like to Fly in ‘Coach’ Across the Atlantic – JetBlue News
JetBlue is starting to trickle out more details of its Transatlantic plan, and while the spin is thick — this is most definitely not a reinvention of flying coach — it does sound like a really nice way to go. Seatback screens and wifi are basic requirements for entry into the market now, but free wifi is not. And the meal program sounds good, though I don’t know how many people care for “vegetable-forward options.” I’m sure it’ll taste good. But the question is… if American or Delta is cheaper and/or more conveniently-timed, does any of that JetBlue stuff matter? We will find out.
Delta Mainline Daily Flight Cancellations
Two for the road
Interview: Reflecting on One Year of COVID-19 with Etihad Airways – Airways
Once again, I am a sucker for an interview.
Rear-engine jets: Why airlines no longer use rear-engine planes – Traveller
Thanks to reader Eric for sending this on over. The perspective in Australia is a little different since the article doesn’t even include the CRJ family which is ubiquitous in the US but non-existent down under. But that’s just a silly quibble. The content itself is still a good read.