British Airways Sees More Companies Adopting Avios As Their Currency [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • The rise and fall of the Great Saltair: The search for Utah’s lost world-class lakefront resort
  • Volaris Fires Pilot Who Recorded Near Accident

    🇲🇽 Énième incident grave à l’aéroport de Mexico.

    Samedi, un Airbus de Volaris a dû interrompre sa manœuvre d’atterrissage pour éviter une collision avec un autre appareil de la même compagnie qui était sur le point de décoller de l’aéroport de Mexico.pic.twitter.com/hcpoZIdxW7

    — air plus news (@airplusnews) May 10, 2022

  • Is Alan Joyce on his final flight? A history of the Qantas CEO’s fight against everyone

  • Boom founder Blake Scholl: from high school dropout to supersonic high-flyer still a long shot, they need engines to make it possible and possible isn’t enough it needs to be efficient enough to be profitable for airlines. But someone should, eventually, make this work. Maybe it’ll be Boom Aerospace?

  • Throughout the pandemic I’ve been saying it’s important not just to know the entry rules for your destination but also for any connecting city in case irregular operations cause you to miss a connection – you don’t want to be stuck in an airport in a country you cannot enter. Jetstar passengers stranded at Tokyo Narita without food or water due to cancelled connecting flight.

  • After Qatar Airways adopted Avios as a currency while retaining management of its own points bank, British Airways parent IAG wants other companies, including non-airlines, to adopt Avios as a loyalty currency (Skift)

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