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Azul Airliner Lands at Wrong Airport, Qantas In No Hurry to Issue Shutdown Refunds: Final Call

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A baby WestJet Boeing 737-600 (C-GWSB) on final approach to Toronto Pearson International Airport. (Photo by Kaz T)
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Photo of the Day: A baby WestJet Boeing 737-600 (C-GWSB) on final approach to Toronto Pearson International Airport. (Photo by Kaz T)

• Mexican low cost carrier Interjet will soon launch flights between Mexico City and San Antonio. Could SAT be the first American airport to see the Sukhoi SuperJet? (Interjet has 15 on order) [USA Today]

• An Azul Embraer jet landed at the wrong airport in Brazil on Sunday. [Folha, via Google Translate]

Boeing’s amazing new $4.5 million, four-engined, 600-mph airliner, called the 707. From the October 1957 issue of Fortune Magazine. [Fortune]

• Remember when Qantas shut down their own airline, then encouraged passengers to book tickets on other airlines with the promise that Qantas would cut them a check for the fare difference? Turns out Qantas isn’t in any rush to send out those checks, so those who dropped as much as $4,000 to get on another flight may have to wait as long as two months for compensation. [News.com.au]

• Qatar Airways is set to launch domestic operations within Iran. [AirCEO]



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