Delta Diamond Downgrade: Top Elites No Longer Get To Board First [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Delta SkyMiles Diamonds no longer board with first class
  • Elon Musk denies the report that he’s going to build his own airport.

    Not true. Tesla is 5 mins from Austin International airport. Would be silly to build another private airport, however the existing commercial airport needs another runway, as Austin is growing fast!

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 4, 2022

  • After a $54 Billion Airline Bailout, Elizabeth Warren Thinks She Gets To Make the Rules

  • Scammers demand restaurants pay up or get hit with one-star reviews

  • Outlets are misreporting a story about significant punishment of a passenger who “admitt[ed] to going maskless” on an American Airlines flight. The punishment isn’t about the mask, it’s for drinking his own alcohol on board, shouting expletives at and attempting to hit a flight attendant, and escalating after a formal warning.

  • Embassy Suites Napa cooling tower causes outbreak of legionnaires disease 11 hospitalized, 1 dead (HT: @crucker)

  • The American Airlines Tel Aviv – New York flight that spent 29 hours in Rome (HT: @tdh18ny)

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