Last updated: 09:52 AM ET, Fri December 11 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 11, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | December 11, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 11, 2015

Southwest Saw ‘Unusual Activity’ By Rivals in November
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said he saw "unusual" discounting by larger U.S. rivals after bookings were lower than expected for last-minute travel around Thanksgiving.

‘SkyDeck’ Could Be Next Big Thing In Airplane Design
The ‘SkyDeck’ is an additional installation at the top of the airplane’s fuselage that would let you enjoy immersive 360-degree views of the sky. Designed by aerospace engineering firm Windspeed Technologies, the company has been working on its concept, specifications and functions for over a year.


Excuse me sir, but did you leave your Boeing 747 here by mistake? Malaysian airport officials are seeking the "untraceable" owners of three Boeing jets abandoned on the tarmac in Kuala Lumpur for more than a year.

New York to London in an hour? Last month, the US Patent and Trademark Office approved an application from Airbus' Marco Prampolini and Yohann Coraboeuf for an "ultra-rapid air vehicle and related method of aerial locomotion." In other words, Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet.

A deal on limiting carbon dioxide emissions from aviation will likely be reached next year, no matter the outcome of this week's climate change talks in Paris, a senior official from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.


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