Here are some aviation stories I’ve enjoyed in the past week.
- Delta’s newest 737s are arriving with slightly smaller lavatories than others in the carrier’s fleet, according to Business Insider. On an airliner, space is money. See the photo below.
— airlineguys (@airlineguys) February 14, 2014
- More than 170 new LED lights at Newark Liberty International Airport are more than just lights, the New York Times reports. According to the Times, “… the light fixtures are part of a new wireless network that collects and feeds data into software that can spot long lines, recognize license plates and even identify suspicious activity, sending alerts to the appropriate staff.”
- With United substantially reducing its Cleveland operations, Delta and Frontier are swooping in to add flights. Not many, but at least it’s something, Brett Snyder writes at Cranky Flier.
- Brazil won’t allow Air France to fly its A380s into Sao Paulo. The reason, according to Today in the Sky and the Associated Press? The airport runway is not wide enough to accommodate the plane.
- One of American’s most hated airlines is also among its most profitable. Spirit Airlines beat analysts expectations when it released fourth quarter earnings Wednesday and the stock jumped. The Wall Street Journal fills us in. (Related: NPR’s Planet Money did a segment on Spirit that I hear is great.)
- Starting in June, Allegiant Air will resume flight from LAX to two cities — Billings, Montana and Pasco (Tri-Cities), Washington — according to World Airline News.