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Live NFL Football Streaming Soon Aboard Southwest Flights

Posted January 31, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The NFL has reached an agreement with inflight internet provider Row44 that will allow passengers with wifi devices to live stream broadcasts from the NFL Network.

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Photo of the Day: Early morning winter sun lights up this British Airways Boeing 747-400 as it lifts off from JFK
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Final Call

Final Call: Qantas Passengers Deplaned via Forklift, Pair Arrested at LAX for Improper Tweets

Posted January 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Delta and Southwest planes get into separate fender benders, while Qantas passengers are forced to deplane via forklift, and more..






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Airbus Considering Longer-Range A330: Report

Posted January 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Airbus could increase the range of its A330-300 jet by 400 nm within a few years in an effort to better compete with Boeing and fill a gap in its own product line.






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Grounded Mandala Airlines to Resume Service Following Investment from Tiger Airways

Posted January 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Singapore budget airline Tiger Airways has bought a 33 percent stake in grounded Indonesian carrier Mandala Airlines, the companies announced on Monday.






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“Friendship One” 747SP (N454UA) has seen “fresher” days. Captured here sitting at ACY in 2005, this was also once N538PA while operating under Pan Am. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: January 30th

Posted January 30, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

United’s 747SP “Friendship One” sets an around-the-world record, the crashes of Kenya Airlines 43 and Pan Am 806, Orville Wright passes away, and more…






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Fares hawked by Spirit pole dancers now must include all taxes and fees. (Photo courtesy Spirit Airlines)
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Hey Spirit: Stop Whining

Posted January 30, 2012 by Edward Russell

Most US airlines oppose the DOT’s new fare advertising rules, but Spirit’s public campaign against airfare transparency insults the intelligence of consumers.






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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: January 29th

Posted January 29, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Boeing announces the 7E7 program, President Wilson appoints Orville Wright to an aeronautics advisory committee, flights resume between China and Taiwan and more…






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Iranian F-14 Fighter Jet Crashes Near Persian Gulf, Killing Both Crewmen

Posted January 27, 2012 by BNO News

A vintage American-built Iran Air Force fighter jet crashed in southern Iran Thursday morning, killing the pilot and co-pilot.






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Photo of the Day: A Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124 RA-82078 staring at us from Leipzig. Photo by Sebastian G.
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Final Call: Musical Merger Talks as Delta Considers Buying US Airways, New UAV Resembles Giant Sperm

Posted January 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Delta now talking about buying US Airways, a supersonic RAF fighter shook the bloody bejeesus out of northern England, SFO opens a yoga studio, and more…






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Spanair Airbus A320 (EC-IZK) on approach to Madrid Barajas. (Photo by Gordon Gebert Jr.)
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Spanair Out of Business After Qatar Rescue Talks Fail

Posted January 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Just hours after Qatar Airways backed out of talks to rescue struggling Spanair, the Barcelona-based carrier was reported to have halted operations.






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