3 brief ones this morning (I can’t be bothered to drag these shorter ones out into their own posts…)
– Southwest Airlines announced that they will introduce a “no show fee” some time in 2013. They currently allow you to change your flight – even after departure – for no additional charge (you only pay the difference in fare). You’ll still be able to do that, but you’ll have to cancel the flight if you want to avoid the as-yet-undetermined fee.
– Another LOT Polish story: the airline will phase out its 737-400s and 767s by the end of this year. This is only (mildly, if that) interesting because their fleet will at that point be comprised of 5 787s and 27 Embraer regional jets (E-170s, E-175s, and E-195s). I believe they are the only airline to fly a 787 as their only non-regional-jet aircraft (I know, the E-195 isn’t exactly an RJ, but you know what I’m saying).
– Delta will re-introduce 777 service to Europe for the first time in a while, with one of its 3 daily Detroit- Amsterdam flights moving from an A330 to the 777. Worth noting because the 777 has fully flat beds in business class.