News and notes from around the interweb:
- If I were a Pakistan International Airlines flight attendant, I would probably no show my return trip from Toronto, too.
Two senior flight attendants have slipped away in Canada, shortly after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Islamabad landed in Toronto, spokesperson for the national flag carrier confirmed on Monday.
With their ‘escape’, the number of PIA crew members who sneaked away upon arrival in Canada this year has increased to four. In a similar manner, four PIA crew members had slipped away last year, too.
- United really needs to fix this.
— N.W. Lai (@NWLai) November 16, 2023
- If Nietzsche ran an airline? “United c’est moi”
Hey @united this amazing gate agent who refuses to give me her name, refused to assist us at YYZ gate F 60. When asked what her name was, she ignored us, and then eventually yelled: My name is United. Shocking service! pic.twitter.com/X5lMEzFNUF
— Sharon Vinderine (@PTPASharon) November 15, 2023
- Flight attendant job:
- It’s always seemed to me that customers are an annoyance to this American Airlines management, something that stands in the way of their operation. Cleaning planes between flights would risk ‘D0’ exact on-time departures.
@AmericanAir Is this what is to be expected on your airline now? Yikes. For the price of my ticket, I would at least expect a clean area, and maybe all parts of the plane intact. ♂️ Bring back your pride. #notimpressed pic.twitter.com/DfVme4w77O
— Ben Lear Choreography (@benlearchoreo) November 15, 2023
- The Sam’s Club DoubleTree
“What was originally announced as a Holiday Inn, then a Delta Hotels by Marriott, will open as a new DoubleTree by Hilton in 2026.”
The Reporter-Telegram previously stated that the hotel – located just south of the H-E-B in west Midland — was supposed to be a Holiday Inn, but that the original developer had financial issues and lost the project to the contractor through a sheriff’s sale.
- American Airlines further decimates agency sales. American Airlines believes that people choose them because of their schedule and price. And that people will continue to do that. But offering corporate or agency discounts simply sells the same seats for less. And those corporate and agency relationships usually come at a high cost, high touch dedicated service that the airline simply doesn’t need in order to fill seats (in their view, likely at higher fares).
That’s a bet that other airlines haven’t been willing to make. Heading into a potential downturn they may wish they were still discounting to bulk buyers, and not making working with them too hard for agents who then steer customers away from choosing American.