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Delta Launches London Heathrow – Seattle
American Airlines and Delta seem to be engaged in a tit-for-tat battle.
Delta swoops American’s alliance partner LATAM out of Oneworld and targets American’s hub in Miami.
American announces a new route from London Heathrow to Seattle and a partnership with Alaska Airlines to grow in the Pacific North West.
Delta has now responded with a planned launch of a new route from London Heathrow to Seattle from March 2021. This will complement Virgin Atlantic’s existing service to Seattle. However, Delta has yet to confirm the schedule and aircraft.
Together, the two airlines will offer up to three daily flights. As will American and BA, which seems excessive for the market the size of Seattle.
American Airlines Launches Refreshed Uniforms
If you’ve taken an international flight with American Airlines you’d be forgiven for sometimes assuming male members of cabin crew were passengers, such are the seemingly broad, and sometimes very sloppy, uniform standards.
American Airlines has launched a refreshed uniform, this time with a choice of fabrics for crews who had complained about previous uniforms. It has been designed by Land’s End which has been working with the airline for some years on new uniforms.
A full portfolio of fact sheets and videos is available from American Airlines.
Also of note this week:
Alaska Airlines also launches new uniforms designed by Seattle designer Luly Yang. (Alaska Airlines)
Michael Hertz who designed New York’s curved lined Subway map has died. (New York Times)
New York may crack down on food delivery apps. (New York Times)
See newly digitised archive photographs of Greenwich Village, New York. (Gothamist)
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