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Save on warm-weather trips with United's under $70: Here’s list where you can go

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One-way fares to destinations such as Los Angeles, New Orleans, Orlando, and Las Vegas are as low as $70. Taxes and fees are added to the sale price. United travelers can take advantage of zero change fees and everyday low fares to destinations of their choice. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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California Resident? Get A FREE Return Flight With Alaska Airlines

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Simply sign up for Alaska Mileage Plan today or tomorrow (i.e. by no later than the end of 3 March 2021) via this promotional page, and you’ll receive a discount code valid for a one-way or round-trip flight within California. You are just required to pay the taxes and fees — from $15 each way. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Southwest's Latest Sale Has Flights Starting at $29-

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Carrier offers fares starting as low as $29 one-way nationwide for continental U.S. travel through June 2, including travel in April and May, southwest launched a four-day WOW Sale today, c, 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time, with fares starting as low as $29 one-way. Customers can take advantage of these low fares for their perfect getaway for travel in April and May. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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One Of The Largest Beds in The Skies- you can “starfish” on them

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Passengers will find this massive bed on JetBlue’s much anticipated Airbus A321LR jets, which will go into service on JetBlue’s first transatlantic route between New York and London (slated to begin in a few month’s time). (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Watchdog blasts U.S. aviation regulators over certification of Boeing jet

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Federal auditors say U.S. regulators didn't understand a flight-control system that played a role in two deadly crashes of a Boeing jet and must improve their process for certifying new planes. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

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Major Lessor Tells Boeing To Sort 787 Issues Before Starting A New Plane

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While much talk has focused on what plane Boeing will develop next, major leasing company Air Lease Corporation believes the answer should be none (simpleflying.com) More...

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United 328 ATC Audio and Radar Track

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ATC audio and radar track of United 328 from takeoff at Denver, engine failure and fire, return and landing. (www.youtube.com) More...

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United plane engine explodes after takeoff from DIA: passengers clapping when the plane touched down

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United Airlines Boeing 777 operating as flight 328 flying from Denver - Honolulu suffered a serious engine failure on takeoff. It made an emergency landing and everyone is ok. You can hear passengers clapping when the plane touched down. (www.youtube.com) More...

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American & JetBlue expansion: Things you should know

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Well, today there was a major announcement on that front, as American and JetBlue plan to codeshare as of February 25, 2021 (which is a week from today). American and JetBlue have announced a total of 33 new routes, (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Acts of Kindness Pledge

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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Southwest Airlines has launched a program to complete a collective one million Acts of Kindness. As part of a program with customers, employees, partners and suppliers, Southwest announced anyone looking to participate could sign the airline's Kindness Pledge and committing to doing Acts of Kindness for others through December 31. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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New MH370 debris washed up in South Africa?

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New possible Malaysia Airlines MH 370 debris has been found in South Africa earlier this month but there has been no reaction from Malaysian officials. (www.airlineratings.com) More...

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Will Boeing Become The Next McDonnell Douglas?

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Douglas Aircraft started down a 30-year path toward extinction when it merged with McDonnell in 1967. (aviationweek.com) More...

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Here are the top-rated North American airlines as of February 2021

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T10. Hawaiian Airlines Edging out low-cost carriers Frontier and Spirit Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines rounds out the list of the safest airlines in North America with a score of 3.4 out of 5. Hawaiian scores an impressive 4 out of 5 for COVID-19 safety protocols and a respectable 3.1 out of 5 for traveler convenience but has plenty of room for improvement when it comes to service excellence, scoring just 1.8 out of 5. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Airbus Reveals Stunning ‘Airspace’ Narrowbody Cabin

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A few days ago, Airbus released some new images of its brand new, upgraded narrowbody cabin design. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Canada To Impound China C919 Test Aircraft While In Canada And Arrest Its Crew?

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The Chinese C919 test aircraft and team is expected to arrive at the beginning of March, specifically, at London, Ontario airport, depending on covid19 travel restrictions. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Sriwijaya 737 Crash Preliminary Report Released – What Do We Know?

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The release of the preliminary crash report for Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 has maintained a focus on the autothrottle as a potential contributor to the accident. (simpleflying.com) More...

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American Airlines begins furloughing employees in Philadelphia

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The Fort Worth-based airline said Wednesday it would furlough more than 1,000 workers (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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American Airlines unveils major Miami expansion, another new route to Tel Aviv

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American will also start flying to Paramaribo, Suriname from Miami on July 1. Flights will operate five times weekly aboard the 128-seat Airbus A319. Suriname will be the ninth South American country served by American, which will become the only other airline flying from the U.S. to Suriname besides Surinam Airways. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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KLM’s Orange Pride 777 Remains In Beijing With New Engine Issue

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The Boeing 777-300 with the Orange Pride livery belonging to KLM has hit another snag in its repatriation mission. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airfares are cheaper than they’ve been in decades. How long can prices stay so low?

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For less than $100, travelers from the Chicago area can buy a roundtrip ticket to New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, Miami, Los Angeles and several other major cities. Around $200 will get you to such places as Puerto Rico, Cancun and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Welcome back! Lufthansa Crew returns to Munich from record flight to the Falkland Islands

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Today at 1:24 pm the crew of the Lufthansa record-breaking flight received a very warm "welcome back" upon their return in Germany. (www.lufthansagroup.com) More...

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Bread and water in locked room during forced detention after landing at Pearson Airport

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The Radisson Hotel on Dixon Rd. is a COVID holding centre for people coming back on flights from abroad through Pearson International Airport. (torontosun.com) More...

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Delta And American Airlines offer flights to sun destinations while Canadian planes sit idle

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MONTREAL -- As Canada's airlines suspend flights to Mexico and the Caribbean, U.S. carriers including Delta Air Lines and American Airlines say they have no plans to stop offering service to sun destinations, raising questions about both the business fallout for domestic airlines and the measure's effectiveness for slowing the spread of COVID-19. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Canucks: 30 years later, terrible memories of a plane crash still linger

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The Vancouver Canucks landed at LAX in 1991 moments before USAir Flight 1493 smashed into SkyWest Flight 5569 from above, killing 35 people. (theprovince.com) More...

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Gamechanging: JetBlue Reveals Stunning Transatlantic Mint Suites

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New York-based JetBlue has today revealed the stunning seats it will offer its passengers between the US and Europe onboard its A321LRs (simpleflying.com) More...

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Musk blames FAA for delays to SpaceX Starship test flight

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SpaceX’s Starship was on the launchpad Thursday, apparently ready to fly in the latest iteration of the spacecraft SpaceX hopes will take people to Mars. But it didn’t fly. Instead, SpaceX founder Elon Musk took to Twitter to bash the Federal Aviation Administration, which licenses space launches and is charged with protecting people and property on the ground. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

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How trust strained by the DC-10 fractured with the 737 Max

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When the European Union Aviation Safety Agency grounded the Max in March 2019, the US FAA initially resisted (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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The Top 20 Safest Airlines 2021

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AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only airline safety, and product rating website, has announced its Top Twenty Safest Airlines 2021 from the 385 different airlines it monitors. Qantas, Qatar Airways, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Alaska Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, British Airways, Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, SAS, Finnair, Lufthansa, KLM, and United Airlines. (www.airlineratings.com) More...

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Vistara is World’s First Airline to Feature Panasonic’s Arc 3D Map App

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Vistara has upgraded the map application in its inflight entertainment (IFE) system and launched Arc, Panasonic Avionics’ new, state-of-the-art, 3D inflight map application on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The map platform will be progressively made available on the airline’s brand new A321neo aircraft as well. (www.outlookindia.com) More...

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Boeing jet's throttle becomes focus in Indonesia Sriwijaya Air crash probe

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Indonesian investigators probing the Jan 9 crash of a Sriwijaya Air flight are looking at the possibility that a malfunctioning automatic throttle could have led to the pilots losing control, according to a person familiar with the investigation. (www.straitstimes.com) More...

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First Air Austral A220/CSeries Emerges In Mirabel, Quebec, Canada Airbus Factory

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Air Austral's very first Airbus A220 has been spotted outside the paintshop with its paintwork all complete. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Airbus Reportedly Planning To Increase A320 Production

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Airbus to open a mega warehouse in Hamburg. Scheduled to open in July, the mega warehouse will allow Airbus to better control its logistics and supply train. (simpleflying.com) More...

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American Airlines To Get $3.1bn In Additional Government Support

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American Airlines received over $5 billion under the initial PSP enacted right at the start of the crisis. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Delta Boeing 767 Returns To JFK With Landing Gear Troubles

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The crew decided to return to the departure airport and declared an emergency. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Emirates has been ordered by a judge to pay a passenger $1.63m (£1.2m) after losing his bags 12 years ago.

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Orji Prince Ikem, a Nigerian businessman, was travelling to China for business in 2007 when the loss occurred. Ikem was carrying $1.63m cash in his hand luggage in order to purchase goods in China. He claims he was approached by airline staff who insisted he hand over his luggage. Although he was given two luggage tags with reference numbers, the bags were never located. (www.independent.co.uk) More...

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Air India Flies Inaugural Bangalore – San Francisco Flight Over North Pole

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Air India’s longest-ever route has officially been inaugurated from San Francisco International Airport. The aircraft touched down at Bangalore Airport at 03:07 AM local time after a flight time of 16 hours and 40 minutes. The flight featured an all-female pilot crew, flew over the North Pole, and is Bangalore’s first direct connection to the US. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Travel Solutions: I paid twice for my airline tickets. Can I get my money back?

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Last year, I paid $1,284 for two tickets from San Francisco to Barcelona, Spain. The day before our flight, I tried to print our boarding passes. I could not. We went to the airport three hours early. Even though I supplied the airline’s agent with the confirmed itinerary, they couldn’t find it. To get on our flight, we paid another $1,973. It took almost three hours to get us reticketed, and we nearly missed our flight. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Breaking: Contact Lost With Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 After Take Off

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Breaking – It has emerged that, earlier today, a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 lost radar contact shortly after departing the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 was a domestic flight from Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) to Pontianak Supadio International Airport (PNK). It was operated by a 26-year old Boeing 737-500 registered PK-CLC. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airline Union Calls for Rioters Who Participated in Capitol Unrest Be Banned From Flying

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An airline union representing nearly 50,000 flight attendants across 17 different airlines called for rioters who breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday to be banned from flying. (www.newsweek.com) More...

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Stowaway tells how he survived 11-hour flight to UK in new film

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A South African man who survived an 11-hour flight from Johannesburg to London after hiding in a plane’s undercarriage has told of the last words he exchanged with a friend whose body fell from the same British Airways flight as it came in to land at Heathrow. While he survived and has been living for the past five years in Liverpool, where he goes by the name of Justin, the young Mozambican migrant who came with him died from multiple injuries after falling 430 metres (1,400ft) from the flight… (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Problems at Edinburgh Airport??

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4 flights due for arrival at Edinburgh just landed at Glasgow (Sunday 3 Jan 2020, ~2200GMT) No indication of any problem at Edinburgh; what is going on?? (flightaware.com) More...

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CMA CGA to start operating A330F

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CMA CGA to start operating A330F after negociation with Hriup Dubreuil (Air Caraïbes Atlantique) fails. New operator will be based in Marseille, France. (www.air-journal.fr) More...

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Can 1 Covid19 patient infect other passengers on the plane

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No, it doesn’t work like that. Air is circulated, somewhat, it is true… through some very, very, very effective filters. Air doesn’t travel very far in the cabin before being passed out and through those filters. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Atlas Air Boeing 747 Operates Transatlantic Flight On Sustainable Fuel

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An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F flew a transatlantic mission on Monday using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test flight flew from Spain to Mexico, and Atlas Air ran the operation as it tests and examines ways to become a more environmentally friendly carrier. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Reports: 2 passengers open Delta flight cabin door, slide out of moving plane

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Two people on a Delta flight opened a cabin door and exited the plane, with a service dog, while it was taxiing to a runway at  New York's LaGuardia Airport on Monday, according to multiple reports. The New York Times reported that two passengers opened a cabin door, activating an emergency slide, before they slid down and out of the plane. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Guide to Lounges at Denver International Airport.

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Concourse A American Airlines Admirals Club: If you are a frequent flyer of American Airlines, You may purchase an annual membership that will give you access to this and other lounges in the American Airlines network. Rate: Starting at US$ 550 per year. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Congress on the brink of major FAA oversight reform in wake of Boeing 737 MAX crashes

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The bill provides that the Boeing engineers assigned to work on behalf of the FAA must be approved or removed not by the company (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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IndiGo to continue to take delivery of new planes

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The airline said it would continue to take delivery of newer, cost-efficient Airbus SE A320neo planes at a time when many carriers have halted deliveries to cut costs. The low-cost airline, owned by Interglobe Aviation Ltd , reported last month a loss of 11.95 billion rupees ($162.45 million) in the second quarter ended Sept. 30 as pandemic curbs dented its operations. (www.livemint.com) More...

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Turkish Airlines Suspends Flights To Four Countries

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Turkish Airlines has suspended flights to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, and South Africa. In a social media posting, the airline says the decision is in line with the official authorities’ decisions and health precautions. The airline’s official Twitter feed made the announcement. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Nepalese Airline Flies Passengers To The Wrong Destination

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On December 18th, passengers on a Buddha Air flight from Kathmandu to Janakpur landed in Pokhara instead of their intended destination. The reason for landing at the wrong airport? Human error. This mix-up was due to a lack of communication between ground staff and the flight crew arising from weather issues and flight changes. (simpleflying.com) More...

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