With Austin Airport Trouncing Pre-Pandemic Travel Records, Is Korean Air To Seoul Next? [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Austin Airport is killin’ it, although June wasn’t as impressive as May. Traffic exceeded pre-pandemic levels starting in November 2021, and is now legions ahead.

  • With Samsung investing heavily in Austin there’s renewed speculation about a possible Austin – Seoul flight though most certainly not next year. Before the pandemic there was a lot of whispering that Delta as Korean Air were exploring the possibility as part of their joint venture. It would be the first flight from Austin to Asia.

  • Service! Details matter! (HT: @xJonNYC)

    Workers at Bangkok’s main international airport play a tropical version of curling so pedestrians can cross the road after heavy rains inundated the car park. @Tatnews_Org @AOTthailand pic.twitter.com/2URE2vpkRy

    — Chris in Bangkok (@bangkokaussie) August 1, 2022

  • Mathematics of grilling

    Increasing the number of times a burger is flipped from one side to the other reduces its cook time by up to nearly a third, theoretical calculations suggest. But cooks at home probably won’t see much benefit out of more than three to four flips, mathematician Jean-Luc Thiffeault reports June 17 in Physica D.

  • The new Brussels Airlines safety video is amazing, at least first time through. I imagine for very frequent flyers of the airline it may begin to grate. The song was performed live at the airport, but doesn’t come close to being as good as this music video filmed at Munich airport

  • Korean Air 747 ‘broke loose’ in Anchorage

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