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Use Rule 240: What Happens if You Miss Your Connecting Flight Delta?

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The hardest-to-kill legend is the claim that you'll receive special treatment from an airline only if you utter the secret code "Rule 240." Whenever your flight is canceled or seriously delayed, the story goes, simply ask the gate agent to Rule 240 you, and the airline will magically place you, at no additional cost, on the next available flight of any other carrier flying the route. Delta stipulates a “Rule 240” in its Conditions of Carriage. This rule refers to delays and… (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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How to make Emirates Ticket Cancellation, Policy, Fee & Procedures

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According to Emirates Flight cancellation policy, the cancellation request would be applied per passenger rather than per booking. In addition, Emirates Flight cancellation would be applied in accordance with the mode of booking. For instance, if the ticket has been purchased at the counter, then Emirates Flight cancellation would be initiated at the departure airport only. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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What You Can Do When an Airline Doesn’t Refund Your Cancelled Flight [Video]

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How to Get a Refund on a Non-Refundable Airfare? Fees to modify or cancel you booking are generally super pricey for non-refundable tickets. In the US, change and cancellation fees can go as high as $200 domestically and $750 for international airfares. That being said, there are a few tricks that you can use to get a refund to cancel your flight. The refund will take the form of either a flight change or credit for a future flight (a voucher). (customerservicenumberusa.com) More...

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Showing Some Fancy Secrets Of The Magnificent Airbus 350

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A demonstration of the flight deck crew rest bunk and the electronics compartment below the cockpit. It’s no real secret for anybody in aviation and unauthorized persons can not get there for reasons I will not show. So calling it a secret was a joke. 🙂👍🏼 I’ve shown the EE compartment in another yt video earlier but this 360-video version is re-edited and better, I think. 👍🏼😉 (customerservicenumberusa.com) More...

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Delta Airlines Cancellation Policy, Avoid Fee: Definitive Guide

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Cancel Airline Ticket Within 24 hours of Booking: You must change your airline ticket within the first 24 hours from the time of booking to avoid additional charges. Flight Cancellations: Sometimes airlines cancel your flights and this generally happen because of bad weather, mechanical problems, or other unexpected problems. In this case, you don’t need to pay any change reservation ticket fee. Plan Changes: You can Change flight without fee, in the event, if your Delta flight is subject to a… (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Elon Musk’s 3,000 Mph Rocket Test Aims To Disrupt Airline Travel

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SpaceX's primary goal is to conduct missions to Mars, but they also plan to use their Starship rocket in other areas such as point-to-point flights on Earth. These flights are planned to take place at hypersonic speeds, as SpaceX plans for its rocket to escape the Earth's atmosphere and then use associated benefits to travel faster than traditional airplanes. (wccftech.com) More...

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How to Change or Cancel a United Airlines Flight- Standy, Policy & Fee

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United Airlines Flight Change: United Airlines will allow you to change certain eligible flights but if your fare is not unrestricted you will be forced to pay a fee that will depend on your route. Most flights will not allow you to make a change for free. If you decide to change your flight on your own, you can do this in two ways: Go to the United Airlines official website and click on “My Trips” to find the flight you wish to change. Click on “Change flight.” When you decide on what you… (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Name Change/Correction Policy

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Same-day confirmed changes can be made during the check-in window. A $25-50 fee will apply, but no difference in fare is charged. Saver fares cannot be changed. Saver fares purchased on or after May 1, 2021, may only be canceled under our 24-hour cancellation policy. Alaska Airlines rule book? Well, Alaska Airlines allows passengers to change or correct their names under any circumstances. It understands the severity of the situation and thinks for the convenience of customers. You can dial the… (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Spirit flight Change, Name Change/Correction Policy for Domestic & International tickets: All you need to know

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Spirit will allow some itinerary changes (for a fee of up to $120) and its Contract of Carriage confirms that tickets may be canceled within 24 hours of booking (for departures that are more than 7 days/168 hours away), it does not allow any name changes or allows tickets to be transferred to other passengers. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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What to do when you miss your Spirit Airlines Flight

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Rules for this vary based on airline. The legacy carriers in the US will give your seat away if you are not checked in within 15 minutes of published departure. On the other end of the spectrum, Spirit Airlines tickets are only good for that particular departure and they make you start from square one of the purchase processes with no refund if you miss a flight. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Qantas 737 captain and first officer ‘incapacitated’ in mayday incident

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Both the captain and first officer of a Qantas Freight 737 were left temporarily “incapacitated” after ingesting “gaseous oxygen” in a mayday incident in 2018. An ATSB report reveals the captain was left “gagging” and “gasping for air” on the Express Freighters Australia aircraft travelling between Brisbane to Melbourne. The first officer then subsequently suffered “incapacitating symptoms consistent with hyperventilation”. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

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SWISS A340-300 Overflying Siberia, Cold Fuel, Landing at Zurich

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SWISS Airbus A340-300 en route from Tokyo Narita Overflying Siberia, Cold Fuel, Landing at Zurich (www.youtube.com) More...

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Play Airlines inaugural flight arrival at Stansted

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A new Iceland based airlines made its first flight into Stansted today, (www.youtube.com) More...

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Canadian passenger airline WestJet to launch freighter division

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Passenger travel is still anemic, while cargo business is booming. Some passenger carriers are diversifying. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Stunning video of Antonov An-225 taking flight near Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport

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Stunning new vision of the world’s longest and heaviest operational aircraft, the Antonov An-225, has been filmed in the skies after 10 months on the ground. The aircraft’s operations were paused in August 2020, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. (www.news.com.au) More...

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‘It’s out of control.’ Airlines, flight attendants want stiffer penalties for unruly passengers

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A JetBlue Airways flight bound for New York returned to the Dominican Republic in early February after a passenger allegedly refused to wear a facemask, threw an empty alcohol bottle and food, struck the arm of one flight attendant, and grabbed the arm of another. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Boeing faces rocky path to gaining approval for 737 MAX return in China

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BEIJING, June 23 (Reuters) - Trade power tensions, regulatory hurdles and attempts by the West to counter Chinese competition are delaying a return of the 737 MAX in China, frustrating Boeing Co (BA.N) as a potential rival demonstrates its growing influence. (www.reuters.com) More...

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United’s basic economy tickets are no longer ‘use it or lose it’

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Historically, when airlines introduced these fares, they stripped out many of the traditional inclusions with coach tickets, like advance seat assignments and carry-on bags, for a lower price than regular economy. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Dallas Decoded: A Look At American Airlines’ Largest Hub

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Dallas Fort Worth is American Airlines’ largest hub, with over 11,000 weekly round-trip movements and 239 routes in the first week of July. Flights are up by a strong 9% over the same week in 2019. The Boeing 737-800 is the main aircraft at the hub and regional jets are less prevalent than at others. We explore American’s Dallas operation. (simpleflying.com) More...

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How Does A McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Become An MD-10?

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he MD-10 trijet is a cockpit conversion of the DC-10 trijet designed to allow pilots of the MD-11 to fly the plane without having to qualify for a different type rating. FedEx requested it to streamline fleet operations, and Boeing delivered the first aircraft in 2000. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Rumor: United Airlines To Buy 200+ New Jets

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United Airlines is rumored to announce a huge new aircraft order next week, which may include both narrow and widebody aircraft. As the world (begins) to emerge from the pandemic, this is an exciting time of growth for the U.S. airline industry after more than a year of reduced schedules, massive losses, and taxpayer bailouts. (liveandletsfly.com) More...

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Pilot Reveals Walk-Through Server Room Underneath Airbus 350 Cockpit

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It’s no secret that pilots on long-haul flights have access to private sleeping quarters that passengers never see, but it turns out there are more surprises hidden away inside a modern airliner, including an entire server room full of rack mounted computers and electronics located beneath the cockpit. (gizmodo.com) More...

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What to Know Before Flying Delta Air Lines, According to Passenger Reviews

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Since its humble beginnings as a crop-dusting outfit founded in Macon, Georgia in 1925, Delta has grown into one of the largest airlines on the planet. In a typical year, the carrier flies as many as 200 million passengers to 300 destinations in over 50 countries around the globe on its fleet of nearly 800 aircraft. (www.travelandleisure.com) More...

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US warplanes fly first combat missions off foreign aircraft carrier since World War II

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United States Marine Corps fighter jets aboard a British aircraft carrier flew combat missions over the Middle East this week -- the first time US warplanes have gone into combat from a foreign warship since World War II, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday. (www.cnn.com) More...

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New Southwest CEO on bag fees, change fees, assigned seats: 'It's not like we are changing the DNA of the company'

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Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has been asked countless times over the past decade whether the airline might join its competitors in charging for checked bags. His answers have ranged from never say never to, in recent years, an emphatic defense of its bags-fly-free policy in the face of billions in revenue rivals collect from checked-bag fees. At least a few times, he went so far as to say bags will remain free as long as he's CEO. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Amazon Air Set to Add ATR Turboprops to Freighter Fleet

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Plotting its logistics growth plan, Amazon Air is set to add a third aircraft type to it’s fast growing freighter fleet (theaircurrent.com) More...

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Czech airline sues Boeing in Seattle over 737 MAX losses

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Czech airline Smartwings filed suit against Boeing in Seattle on Tuesday for the damage to its business from the fatal crashes and subsequent grounding of the 737 MAX. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Delta accelerates hiring as customers return to travel

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Delta Air Lines is working quickly to increase staffing in Reservations and Customer Care, Airport Customer Service and Cargo, Flight Operations and Tech Operations in support of customers’ speedy return to travel. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Sky Cana is a new airline in the Dominican Republic

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Sky Cana (Dominican Sky) (Sky Cana Holding Inc.) (Santo Domingo and Miami) is a new airline based in the Dominican Republic. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Sky Gates B747 at Frankfurt on Jun 23rd 2021, engine fire indication

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A Sky Gates Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration VP-BCI performing flight U3-9785 from Frankfurt Hahn (Germany) to Moscow Zukgovsky (Russia), was climbing out of Hahn's runway 03 when the crew received a fire warning for one of the engines (RB211) (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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Etihad Airbus A380 en route to aircraft storage in Spain

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Etihad Airways Airbus A380 aircraft was spotted en route to aircraft storage at Teruel Airport (TEV) in Spain on June 23, 2021. Etihad Airways Airbus A380 aircraft, registered as A6-APH, is conducting its last operation EY9124 from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), United Arab Emirates, to aircraft storage at Teruel Airport (TEV), Spain. The Abu Dhabi-based Super Jumbo is scheduled to make its last touchdown at GMT 2:06 PM. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Taiwanese Airlines Introduce Vaccine Travel Packages

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Earlier, Taiwan’s China Airlines and EVA Air have upped their frequencies to U.S. to meet the public demand. According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), the daily average passenger count to U.S. in May was 361. However, the number of passengers has increased to 686 thus far in June. Taiwan’s government believed the ethnic flee from U.S. when the country had suffered from the coronavirus, the ethnic is leaving Taiwan when the curve of coronavirus in U.S. is… (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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WestJet to launch a new dedicated cargo service with 737-800 Boeing Converted Freights (BCF)

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CALGARY, ALBERTA — Canada's second-largest carrier WestJet today announced that it is launching a new dedicated cargo service, using 737-800 Boeing Converted Freights (BCF), as dedicated aircraft, to fulfill the increasing air cargo transportation demand in Canada. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Russia Fires Warning Shots at British Warship in Black Sea

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Russia used bombs and gunfire in “warning shots” againA Su-24 aircraft dropped four bombs in waters near the Royal Navy destroyer H.M.S.st a British Navy destroyer in the Black Sea, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said Wednesday. (www.msn.com) More...

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Longtime Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly Stepping Down in 2022

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Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly will step down from the helm of the Dallas-based carrier next year, the company announced Wednesday morning. (www.nbcdfw.com) More...

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Pilot makes an emergancy landing in Nampa, Idaho

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engine failure caused a pilot to land in a field near a local airport in Idaho (www.ktvb.com) More...

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Navy Wings’ Hawker Sea Fury T.20 VX281 Declared a Write-Off

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As we noted earlier this month in our update on the Navy Wings Collection, the organization was assessing the future of their Hawker Sea Fury T.20 VX281, which was involved in a serious forced landing following engine failure near their home base at Yeovilton, England on April 28th, 2021. Thankfully, neither aircrew were seriously injured in the accident, with the naval fighter absorbing the brunt of the trauma, however Navy Wings report in their latest newsletter that their insurance… (warbirdsnews.com) More...

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United is adding 2 brand-new destinations to its route map

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Two regional airports are big winners in United Airlines’ latest route-map adjustment In a move to boost its flying to outdoor-friendly destinations, United will launch flights to the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport near Bishop, California (BIH), from three of its hubs: Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO), according to Cirium schedules and confirmed by the carrier to TPG. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Boeing, Lockheed Eye Big Fighter Deal As Richer Contract Looms

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Switzerland is ready to pick a new fighter jet Wednesday with offerings from Boeing (BA) and Lockheed Martin (LMT) in the running for a $6.5 billion deal. Defense stocks were down. Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet, Lockheed's F-35, Airbus' (EADSY) Eurofighter and Dassault's Rafale are among the competing aircraft. (www.investors.com) More...

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FAA Defends SpaceX To Congress

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SpaceX has found a perhaps unexpected ally in its quest to democratize space—the FAA, according to CNBC. FAA associate administrator for commercial space operations Wayne Monteith launched a spirited defense of the company he had criticized a few months before in front of a congressional committee last week. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee had Monteith on the carpet to discuss the exploding (pun intended) commercial space industry and SpaceX naturally came up. Rep. Peter… (www.avweb.com) More...

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The Story Of TWA’s Boeing 747SPs

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Trans World Airlines, known in short as TWA, had a rich history that lasted for more than seven decades. Between 1930 and 2001, the carrier operated a wide variety of aircraft from several different manufacturers. Boeing was one of the most common of these, and TWA flew multiple different variants of its iconic 747 family. Among these were three examples of the short-fuselage 747SP. Let’s take a look at the story of these aircraft. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Delta’s most anticipated long-haul route hit a major legal snag

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Delta Air Lines won’t be flying to Cape Town after all — and it’s not necessarily by choice. At the height of the pandemic, the Atlanta-based carrier unveiled plans to serve both Johannesburg and Cape Town with a triangle route. The flight would leave Atlanta and fly nonstop to Johannesburg before continuing on to Cape Town and then returning to Atlanta. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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The Air Force's Next Fighter Will Be A 'Multirole' Aircraft

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The Air Force's next-gen fighter will primarily be an air-to-air weapon, but will also have a limited air-to-ground capability, according to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown. The fighter might also come in two different variations, including a version that's optimized for the vast expanse of the Indo-Pacific. (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

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B-52 bombers traverse Arctic in 27-hour Europe-to-Pacific mission

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Air Force B-52H bombers returned to the United States from a European deployment by way of a 12,000-mile mission through the Arctic and Pacific late last week, the Air Force said in a news release Monday. (www.stripes.com) More...

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U.S. Navy Adversary Unit Reveals Super Hornet Masquerading As Russia’s Top Fighter

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The U.S. Navy’s plans to overhaul its adversary aircraft fleet have taken a significant step forward with the introduction of the first three Super Hornets to Fighter Squadron Composite 12, or VFC-12, which is home-based at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia. Known as the “Fighting Omars,” this unit is one of four specialist adversary units within the Navy with the task of replicating enemy fighters and their tactics. (www.thedrive.com) More...

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Etihad’s Interesting Boeing 787 Dreamliner Triangle Route To Vienna

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Etihad Airways is set to launch a twice-weekly service to Vienna this summer. The flight will start in just under a month, with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner serving the route. The route comes as travel restrictions remain in place in both directions. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Lufthansa Group Goes Gender Neutral

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As is the case with many airline groups, Lufthansa Group is trying to become more inclusive. While this is something the airline group has been working on for a while, it sounds like we should expect some material changes shortly. Specifically, both Lufthansa and SWISS are expected to update their customer communication in the near future, to eliminate gender specific references. This should come in a variety of forms: (onemileatatime.com) More...

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Icelandair Is Coming To Baltimore Using A Boeing 737 MAX

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There is some very good news for passengers flying out of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Maryland. Starting in 2022, Icelandair will fly a Boeing 737 MAX 8 to the airport from its hub at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) in Reykjavík, Iceland. This new service comes as BWI sees travelers return and flexes its muscles as a major airport in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metro area (simpleflying.com) More...

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