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JetBlue and American Airlines Announce Strategic Connection Deal at JFK and Boston: Confirmed

Posted March 31, 2010 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue and American have announced a groundbreaking agreement connecting domestic and international flights at JFK and Boston.

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Southwest Carries Most Passengers During 2009 Industry Downturn

Posted March 30, 2010 by NYCA Admin

In the midst of a 5.3% industry-wide decline in passengers, Southwest Airlines retained its crown as the nation’s biggest carrier in 2009. American finished second overall while carrying the most international passengers.

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Final Call

Early Bird Report: United Sees Pacific Recovery; Relatives of Air France 447 Victims Sue Airbus

Posted March 30, 2010 by NYCA Admin

United Airlines sees a recovery in their biggest international segment. Plus, Cape Air to codeshare with American, Air France 447 victims sue Airbus, Etihad launches AUH-NRT, and Delta is hiring agents.

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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: March 30th

Posted March 30, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Eight high school girls die when Delta Air Lines Flight 9877 crashes into their hotel room in 1967. Also, Aloha Airlines announces the end of operations, Sudan Airways Flight 111 is hijacked, John Glenn bows out of Senate race, German man claims ownership of airspace above his property and much more.

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Elinor Smith, Aviatrix of the Golden Age of Aviation, Gone West

Posted March 29, 2010 by Julie Vessigault

Elinor Smith, the “Flying Flapper of Freeport”, known for breaking many aviation records for either gender in the 1920s and 1930s, died on March 19th. Today, we celebrate her accomplishments and achievements by sharing with you her incredible story.

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Manufacturer News

Hawaiian’s First Airbus A330 Emerges From the Paint Shop

Posted March 27, 2010 by NYCA Admin

French Frogs Airslides has captured Hawaiian Airlines’ first Airbus A330-200 at Toulouse.

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The Lav: Japan Fights Flight Attendant Fetishists; Frequently Flying Finns to Earn Free Floppers

Posted March 26, 2010 by Andy Bokanev

Canned Japanese flight attendants are being warned not to sell their uniforms. Plus, new rewards for Finnair passengers, Emirates employees arrested for sexting, Lufthansa opens the world’s first airport beer garden in Munich, and more!

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Early Bird Report: Airlines Could Swing $7 Billion Turnaround in 2010

Posted March 24, 2010 by NYCA Admin

2010 could be a good year for US carriers. Boeing and Airbus claim victory in WTO fight. Boeing will break a 787′s wings on Sunday. Southwest shrinks its fall sched. US Airways asks for delay exemptions.

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Northwest 757s Flew 17 Years Without Proper Inspections: FAA

Posted March 23, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

The FAA has proposed a fine of almost $1.5 million against Northwest Airlines after if failed to inspect wiring near cockpit windows on some of its aircraft for 17 years.

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Final Call

Early Bird Report: WTO Decision Expected This Morning; Qantas Pilot Had Urges to Crash Planes

Posted March 23, 2010 by NYCA Admin

WTO Airbus report to be issued. Lufthansa pilots set strike date. Qantas pilot was a few nuggets short of a Happy Meal. Milestone for 747-8. New flights to a West Virginia golf resort.

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