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Watch : The beautiful blonde pilot whose stunning travel snaps have achieved her insta-fame

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The stunning blonde soars through the skies as a pilot, jetting off to various countries and sharing her exploits with her 67,000 Instagram followers. (www.airlineboarding.com) More...

Businessman who paid £1,200 to fly to South Africa with British Airways is given a seat that a passenger urinated on

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A businessman who paid more than £1,200 to fly to South Africa with British Airways was given a seat that a previous passenger had urinated over. And to add insult to injury, he claims that when he protested, a British Airways stewardess handed him wet wipes to clear up the mess himself. IT consultant Andrew Wilkinson, 39, says it happened when he boarded a flight at the end of July to jet out from Heathrow to see his parents... (www.aviationfigures.com) More...

Jet2 passengers are shocked when they realise their plane is being shadowed by a French fighter jet as they fly from Spain to Britain

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Passengers on board a holiday jet flying from Spain to Birmingham have told how it was shadowed by a French fighter plane for up to 15 minutes. Passenger Sarah Hatfield, who spotted the unusual sight while travelling back to the UK from Malaga with husband Ian and their 13-year-old daughter Emily, said she felt she could ‘read the writing on its tail fin’. (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

Ridiculous: Southwest Shames Passenger For Not Being Large Enough To Book A Second Seat

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Most airlines have a procedure in place for passengers of size (those who can’t comfortably fit in one seat). The policy varies by airline, though virtually all airlines encourage such passengers to book an extra seat to be sure they’re comfortable. What differs by airline is: (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

SAA flight cancelled as aviation compliance issues between SA and Zim escalate

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South African Airways has confirmed that one of its flights has been grounded in Zimbabwe on Saturday morning, 19 August. The SAA grounding could be "retaliation" after the South African Civil Aviation authority prevented a Harare bound Air Zimbabwe flight from taking off from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday evening, 18 August. (www.traveller24.com) More...

First Korean Air CSeries enters the paint shop

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So far, the Bombardier CSeries has seen deployment with Swiss and airBaltic. But there are other customers watching and waiting for their aircraft. One of those carriers is Korean Air – and their first CSeries is in the paint shop. (www.airlineboarding.com) More...

SIA to up Brisbane frequency, plans A350 deployment

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15 AUGUST, 2017 SOURCE: FLIGHT DASHBOARD BY: FIRDAUS HASHIM SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines (SIA) has raised the frequency of its Singapore-Brisbane route from 24 to 28-times weekly, and plans to deploy the Airbus A350-900 on three of four daily flights starting 16 October. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

China Southern completes share issue to American Airlines

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11 AUGUST, 2017 SOURCE: FLIGHT DASHBOARD BY: MAVIS TOH SINGAPORE China Southern Airlines has completed the issuance of 270.6 million Hong Kong-listed shares to American Airlines, making the US carrier an official stakeholder. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Intense competition' swings Cathay to HK$1.7bn loss in H1

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The Cathay Pacific Group swung to an operating loss of HK$1.7 billion ($217.3 million) for the first half of 2017, reversing from the HK$664 million profit posted the same period a year ago, reflecting intense competition and downward pressure on yields (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Passenger device source of seat fire on Lufthansa A380

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Canadian investigators have disclosed that a passenger's electrical power bank was the source of a fire in the cabin of a Lufthansa Airbus A380 operating to Houston. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

American to base 737 Max in Miami

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American Airlines will base its first Boeing 737 Max 8 at its Miami International airport hub, with plans to enter new markets and replace other narrowbody flying. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

This clip was taken maybe 1989 any guesses Some great planes in this video Some great planes in this

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This clip was taken maybe 1989 any guesses Some great planes in this video Some great planes in this (www.youtube.com) More...

Dad and daughter kicked off flight after attendant eavesdrops on their chat

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Footage has emerged showing the moment a father and daughter are kicked off a plane after someone overheard them talking about their ‘awful travel experience’. Whitney Miller was on board a Frontier Airlines flight from Orlando to St. Louis when the incident happened on Wednesday. (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

My Father and I felt Never, ever, fly Frontier Airlines

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Well friends and family, my father and I were kicked off a plane today. There’s a first for everything! Look for us on YouTube being humiliated and walked off Frontier Airlines!! NEVER FLY WITH THIS COMPANY. Our flight to St. Louis was delayed six hours with no compensation. (www.youtube.com) More...

Girl Sexually Assaulted On United Airlines Flight: ‘I Don’t Feel Safe’

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A teen girl who was allegedly groped during a United Airlines flight from Seattle to Newark, New Jersey, last month joined her mother in speaking publicly about the incident. The 16-year-old — whose identity along with her mother’s was withheld at their request — said her alleged assaulter robbed her of “peace of mind.”... (www.aviationfigures.com) More...

Entire plane pays tribute to 101-year-old war vet

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It’s not every day you turn 101, so it was only fitting that Clem McGregor had a plane-ful of strangers ready to help celebrate. Rallying the passengers of his Southwest Airlines flight, the crew got on the loud speaker to make sure Clem’s birthday didn’t go unnoticed. “If I could direct your attention up here to the front of the aircraft,” a flight attendant is filmed ...... (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

Delta plane collides with American plane, causing damage and lengthy delay

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ican Airlines flight waiting to depart New York for Dublin was struck by a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 on the taxiway at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday evening, delaying passengers of both flights for hours and racking up what is likely to be a hefty repair bill. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

9 Facts about the A380 Onboard Lounge Emirates Airline

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Watch: Nine fun facts about the Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge, the most popular social spot at 40,000 feet. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

British Airways announced a new service between Nashville and London

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Travelers in Tennessee will soon be able to enjoy nonstop flights to Europe, as British Airways announced a new service between Nashville International Airport and London Heathrow. Beginning in May, the flight will be the only nonstop service between the two cities. It will operate five days a week... (www.aviationfigures.com) More...

Here's Why Technology, Artificial Intelligence Aren't Good Answers For The Growing Pilot Shortage

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A Forbes Author's perspective on why AI is not a good solution to the U.S. Pilot shortage. (www.forbes.com) More...

This flight attendant had done nothing wrong, but customs agents still said, ‘We need you to pull down your pants’

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“And now,” said the Brazilian customs agent, “we need you to pull down your pants.” I stared at him, wide-eyed and disbelieving. “You need me to do what?” My eyes shifted to the other customs officer, hoping he would explain that this was just a cruel joke. Instead, his glare made my stomach churn. I had been hustled into a detention room at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil, where I was facing a traveler’s worst nightmare: a customs strip search. Here’s what happened: (www.airlineboarding.com) More...

Jet Airways may stop first class in Boeing 777

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Jet Airways has 10 Boeing 777 planes, which it inducted during 2007-08, and it flies them to Amsterdam, Hong Kong and London. The aircraft has 346 seats in a three-class configuration (eight first class, 30 business class and 308 economy class). Plans for reconfiguration are being evaluated as the airline is due to pay off aircraft loan next year. The move is expected to bring down the ownership costs. (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

Watch: 1500th Boeing 777 Built: Celebrating the most popular twin-aisle airplane of all time

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It doesn’t seem that long ago that the Boeing 777 was introduced – when it took its first flight in 1994, and flew for United Airlines a year later in 1995 between Washington DC and London Heathrow. Well, the Boeing production line has been cranking the aircraft out, one at a time, with 1500th aircraft exiting the production line, and being readied for delivery to its customer. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

Future flights: For its revolutionary aircraft design, Boeing takes inspiration from geese

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Migratory birds—Canada geese, more exactly—are inspiring a rethink at Boeing on the way planes fly, to eventually cut fuel expenses. Aircraft can get added buoyancy by lining up in a precise V-shaped formation, typical of migrating geese, behind a lead aircraft. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

Plane returns to airport after 3 flight attendants got ill

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Officials say three flight attendants became ill on a plane headed to Barbados, causing it to return to a Florida airport. JetBlue flight 385 took off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 1.16pm Eastern Time, but returned just a little less than an hour later when three flight attendants got sick. (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

Passenger detained for claiming to blow up airliner to Pudong

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Police have detained a passenger after a bomb scare forced a thorough inspection on Spring Airlines airliner to Pudong with more than 100 passengers on board, the airline said today. The captain with Flight 9C8568 from Jeju Island in South Korea to Pudong reported to the carrier that a passenger claimed there was a bomb on the aircraft thrice at 9:15pm on Monday shortly before the Airbus 320 was about to land at the Pudong international airport. (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

FLIGHT CREW Get ROBBED and the Government Loots Checked Luggage

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“To hold the conference we had to ask for permission… and the owners tried to impose conditions on the revolutionary government. No way,” AFP quotes Chavez as saying. “So I said, ‘Let’s expropriate it.’ And now it’s been expropriated.” (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

Here's what happens when Pilot don't respond to ATC!

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A Jet Airways Boeing 777-300, registration VT-JEX performing flight 9W-118 from Mumbai (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 330 passengers and 15 crew, was enroute at FL360 being handed over from Bratislava (Slovakia) to Prague (Czech Republic) Center when radio contact was lost with the aircraft, that continued along its planned/cleared flight track. Germany dispatched two Eurofighters to intercept the aircraft, the fighter aircraft were already airborne when radio contact with 9W-118 was… (www.youtube.com) More...

Sky’s the limit for female Boeing pilot

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Denise Luppnow knew when she was at high school she didn’t want to go into any job where she would have to “fly a desk”. These days, her “office” is 10 000m in the sky and she doesn’t fly a desk, she flies a 55-ton twinjet Boeing 737. As a first officer for kulula.com and British Airways, Luppnow has made it in a world many believe is male-dominated. (www.airlineboarding.com) More...

'Armed police' called after angry passengers 'go crazy' over delayed BA flight from Heathrow

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Armed police were reportedly called as passengers reacted with fury when a British Airways flight from Heathrow was delayed for two days. The flight to Las Vegas was supposed to set off at 4.40pm on Sunday, but following two aborted take-offs didn’t leave until Tuesday afternoon. (www.standard.co.uk) More...

Flight attendant personally delivers lost luggage with items needed for cancer treatment

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local woman lost her luggage with items she needs for chemo. But as she tells it: An “angel” at the airport stepped up to help big time. For Stacy Hurt of Bridgeville, losing her luggage felt like a matter of life and death. “I told her how important it was for me to have my luggage because of my items for chemotherapy,” Hurt, who is battling stage 4 colon cancer, said. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

Dirty socks or wet dog smell in the plane? It’s toxic, say airline workers

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The smell of jet fuel is fairly common in the passenger cabin when your plane is preparing to taxi. Far less so is the aroma of dirty socks, rancid cheese, or a wet dog – the typical unpleasant notice that engine oil vapours have seeped in, too. These smells are usually found in jet engine “bleed air”, which is outside air that has been shunted from the engines into an air conditioning system and then to the cabin. In various systems – cabin pressurisation, water-tank storage pressure, even… (www.airlineboarding.com) More...

An airline is creating child-free zones on planes

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Budget air carrier IndiGo recently announced kid-free Quiet Zones on its flights, adding to an ever-growing list of airlines creating adults-only spaces. It’s a controversial move. Some customers and airlines say the policy gives people traveling for business a better chance to get work done or grab a nap. Others think the policy is discriminatory. (www.planeetiquette.com) More...

Battery caught fire on German jet with 510 people on board

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A travel battery triggered a small fire aboard transatlantic flight after slipping under one of the passenger seats, Germany’s flagship carrier Lufthansa said. The plane managed to complete its journey to Houston. The crewmembers abroad Lufthansa’s A380 jumbo jet quickly noticed the blaze and extinguished it, the company said on Tuesday, after reports surfaced of an incident last week. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

Dubai’s Richest 15 Year Old Reviews Emirates A380 First Class

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People who don’t know me often call me a trust fund kid, which I find amusing and don’t take offense to, because it couldn’t be further from the truth. Well, if you want a trust fund kid, a 15 year old Emirati kid published a video about his flight in Emirates’ A380 first class that’s… sort of fascinating? (www.airlineboarding.com) More...

FedEx ads a B737-400F to their fleet in full FedEx Colours

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FedEx has added a Boeing 747-400 Freighter to their fleet. Click on the link to see a photo. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Incident: AMC B737 at Sliac on Aug 2nd 2017, gear and brakes problem

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An AMC Airlines Boeing 737-500, registration SU-GBK performing flight 9V-3811 from Hurghada (Egypt) to Sliac (Slovakia) with 113 people on board, landed on Sliac's runway 36 at 09:25L (07:25Z) but suffered problems with its landing gear prompting emergency.. (avherald.com) More...

Bizarre advert for Kazakhstan’s Chocotravel has NAKED Flight Attendants

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The odd advertising strategy from cut-price travel company Chocotravel has crashed and burned with customers A travel company’s outlandish advert featuring nude air hostesses has gone down like a lead balloon with customers. Kazakhstan’s Chocotravel released a video promoting their budget flight services, which adds nothing to the price of a plane ticket. (www.airlineboarding.com) More...

Airberlin, JetBlue to partner on US flights

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Germany’s airberlin and New York-based low-cost carrier (LCC) JetBlue Airways have reached a cooperation agreement to offer connecting flights to 31 destinations in the US. (atwonline.com) More...

Germania subsidiary Bulgarian Eagle receives AOC

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Germania Group’s new subsidiary, Bulgarian Eagle, has received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) from Bulgaria’s aviation authorities. Bulgarian Eagle is a new aircraft-crew-maintenance-insurance (ACMI) carrier that was founded in November 2016 to increase Germania’s presence in the wet-lease business segment. (atwonline.com) More...

Definitely fake: Viral video claims pilot sent photos via AirDrop to Singapore Airlines jet at 35,000ft

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UPDATE 15:27 BST: Singapore Airlines told IBTimes UK that the AirDrop stunt definitely didn’t happen. “Our pilot was only replying in jest to the radio message from the captain of the other flight. Photos were exchanged by email later, however,” a spokesperson said. (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

Flight Aware: Boeing 787 Dreamliner draw a massive plane above the United States

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In a confounding stunt that has invited admiration and amusement, a Boeing plane has managed to create an outline of itself in the skies over America. The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was given clearance to embark on a 4,000-mile winding route that took a staggering 17 hours to complete in order to create the flight path shape. It kicked off from Boeing’s Seattle headquarters in Washington at 11pm on Tuesday, cruising continually at 41,000-ft, and keen aviation fans were able to track its unusual… (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

What happens if private MH370 search is launched by new tech US firm?

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An apparently well resourced privately funded offer to keep looking for MH370 puts the Australian, Malaysian and Chinese authorities on the spot (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...