Fire suppression foam flooded a Delta hangar at LAX.
And there are stirrings that US airlines may shut down operations.
Those are some of the headlines that caught my eye today and I thought you, too, may find interesting.
Foam Accident at Delta LAX Hangar
Well. This certainly wasn’t needed during a time when financial situations are dire.
Found on anet and totally unconfirmed, the fire suppression foam system at Delta’s LAX hangar was accidentally triggered and and made a very big (and expensive) messhttps://t.co/UREyovtuqA pic.twitter.com/XCWIy6e761
— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) March 24, 2020
That’s gonna be expensive.
Simple Flying’s Sumit Rehal says, “There are reports on [Airliners.net] that a plane backed into the hangar with the auxiliary power unit (APU) on. This may have triggered the fire suppression system, forcing the foam to be dispersed.”
A Delta spokesperson told Sumit that a fire suppression system in the hangar malfunctioned.
Airlines Shutting Down US Domestic Passenger Service?
Many outlets are reporting that major US airlines are considering plans to voluntarily shut down all passenger service.
While on the KTLA afternoon news today, reporter Courtney Friel said she spoke with a pilot who operated a flight with nine passengers and another with just six.
The AP’s David Koening wrote today, “An official of one major U.S. airline, who asked that they and their airline not be identified, ticked off more than a dozen flights that departed on Tuesday morning with fewer than 10 passengers on board. In a few cases, the passengers were outnumbered by pilots and flight attendants.”
“None of this means that it will happen,” says Gary Leff over at View from the Wing. “[And] it’s certainly prudent planning – and prudent to be leaking that planning.
Americans Stranded Abroad
NBC News reports that around 13,500 Americans stranded overseas and need help from the State Department.
Biscoff Cookies: An Airline Tradition
Conde Nast’s Kaitlin Menza wrote this tasty article about Biscoff cookies — and how so many of us love them because we fly.
What’s a “Code Grandma” at Disney Theme Parks?
Buzzfeed put together this list of 15 secrets that Disney theme park employees shared.
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