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American Airlines Has Just Issued A Warning To Travel Agents About ‘Hidden City’ Tickets

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Serial airline leaker JonNYC flags that a memo has gone out from American Airlines to travel agents, available on its SalesLink platform, warning them that the carrier is cracking down on a variety of ticketing techniques, including hidden city ticketing and ‘churning’. (viewfromthewing.com) More...

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What makes the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress so long-lasting?

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When Michael Riggs started work on the Boeing B-52 programme almost 20 years ago, the newly-hired engineering graduate expected Boeing would soon move him off the Stratofortress programme. “I thought it was going to be kind of a short stint, because it was an old aircraft. I thought it was an old aircraft because my dad flew it in Vietnam. So I thought, ‘Hey, I'll spend a little time on here and I'm going to need to look for another platform to be working on’,” he says. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Most major airlines won't force employees to COVID vaccine, but will 'strongly encourage' it

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Due to the nature of their work, many consumer-facing industries — and especially the travel industry — are currently determining their own processes for vaccinating their workforces, with some resolving to offer paid time-off for their employees to get their shots, and others outright mandating them. But while at least one major airline has said vaccines could be required for workers, others have taken a different approach. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Philippines cancels $10 billion airport plan with Chinese-led group

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MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine province has cancelled a decision to award $10 billion airport project to a consortium led by a Chinese state firm, dealing a blow to President Rodrigo Duterte’s infrastructure ambitions and to his policy shift towards Beijing. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Cessna 170 down in water by Port Angeles, Washington.

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A Cessna 170, flight originating in Ketchikan, Alaska, is reported down in the water near Port Angeles, Washington. US and Canadian Coast Guards are undertaking SAR efforts. (www.king5.com) More...

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Strong balance sheet, fed bailout put Alaska Airlines on recovery path

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Alaska Airlines is expects travel to rebound to sunny destinations with vaccine rollout, but it has to be careful not to increase expenses. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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U.S. 'actively looking' at mandating COVID-19 testing for domestic air travel

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WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The Biden administration is "actively looking" at expanding mandatory COVID-19 testing to travelers on U.S. domestic flights, a senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said on Tuesday. On a call with reporters, Dr. Marty Cetron, director for the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at CDC, was asked about whether new domestic travel testing requirements might be employed. Cetron replied that there were "conversations that… (news.trust.org) More...

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Both UK CAA And EASA Clear Boeing 737 MAX To Fly In UK And Europe

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In separate announcements, both the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have cleared the grounded Boeing 737 MAX to operate commercial flights within their respective jurisdictions. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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ATP, Frontier Form Pilot Pathway Program

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Frontier Airlines and ATP Flight School have launched a pathway program for ATP graduates and flight instructors looking for employment as first officers at Frontier. Through the Frontier Direct Program, ATP says graduates will work as flight instructors at the school until reaching 1250 to 1500 hours total flight time, at which point recommended individuals will interview with Frontier Airlines. Selected candidates will then receive a conditional offer of employment and, upon reaching 1,500… (www.avweb.com) More...

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State Dept warns Americans against travel as COVID variants spread and testing rules go in effect

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Jan. 27—The State Department warned Americans to strongly reconsider travel Tuesday as a new COVID-19 testing requirement went into effect and new variants of the virus were detected in Latin America and the Caribbean. "If you're overseas right now, it could be harder to come home for awhile," said Ian Brownlee, the State Department's acting assistant secretary for consular affairs. "Everyone needs to be prepared to be potentially seriously disrupted in their trip."… (www.msn.com) More...

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Boeing’s cost overruns on KC-46 now exceed initial contract with US Air Force

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With the Jan. 27 announcement of a new $275 million charge on the KC-46, Boeing has now paid as much in cost overruns for the troubled program as the U.S. Air Force invested in the tanker’s development. (www.defensenews.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Plans Aggressive Ramp-Up Of Capacity

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Alaska Airlines is planning an aggressive capacity ramp-up heading into the summer. The airline’s executives stated that the current plans called for Alaska Airlines to fly 80% of its summer 2019 capacity in summer 2021, which is a staggering amount given the current environment. Nevertheless, the airline is optimistic that a point is coming soon when people will be able to resume widespread travel. (simpleflying.com) More...

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A Stunning New Cathay Pacific First Class Suite Concept

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Design firm Yellow Window has unveiled a beautiful new first class suite concept for Cathay Pacific. While not transformative, the elegance and simplicity of the design makes for a beautiful first class product. Cathay Pacific New First Class Cathay Pacific’s current first class cabin consists of six semi-enclosed suites onboard the Boeing 777-300ER in a 1-1-1 configuration. These features 81 inches of pitch and plenty of personal storage. (liveandletsfly.com) More...

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United just added a brand-new pin to its route map

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Despite it only being January, United is gearing up for what’ll hopefully be a much better and safer holiday season. The Chicago-based carrier filed plans during the past weekend for two brand-new routes to Barbados, marking the first time the carrier has flown to the Caribbean nation under the United callsign. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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