This Is The Worst Plane Type In The American Airlines Fleet [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • U.S. considers airline wastewater testing as COVID surges in China There’s not a huge reason not to do this, we should be doing far more genomic surveillance than we do. But continue to ‘consider this’ rather than actually doing it means we’re missing the variants that are the whole idea of the project in the first place, and it’s strange that we think of variants as something that come here from other places rather than evolving or co-evolving right here, as Covid continues to spread largely unchecked.
  • But why would I want to actually drink this?

  • For you folks who keep claiming that share buybacks are some nefarious scheme to raise stock price, in the aftermath of the Southwest Airlines debacle, how about actual research?

    The average repurchase in our sample, 0.30% of outstanding shares within a month, increases the stock price by 40 to 70 basis points relative to the non-repurchased class of stock. The effect dissipates completely over the subsequent month unless extended by continued repurchases. This small, short-lived price effect leaves little scope for CEOs to benefit from value-destroying repurchases motivated by self-interest.

  • Teacher stuck in airport texts phone numbers on luggage to reunite travelers with missing bags (HT: @crucker)

  • Those legacy US Airways Airbus A320s are the gift that keeps on giving.

    First class accommodations @AmericanAir #HappyNewYear Duct Tape? FL 1914 pic.twitter.com/umhAgo8UOa

    — david (@1stStateTarHeel) December 31, 2022

  • Oh my.

    You should be sorry. This is your American staff in St Thomas taking selfies and saying “i hate American” while we were delayed, boarded, deplaned and ultimately kicked out. They were rude and non communicative over what next steps were. Unacceptable. pic.twitter.com/yY5gjoIVcX

    — Caroline Trawick (@CarolineTrawick) December 31, 2022

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