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JFK Tower: Our Favorite ATC Audio Clips

Posted April 16, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

The air traffic control radio waves can be hectic at times, and New York’s JFK Airport has more than its fair share of interesting ATC recordings. From tower controllers playing comedian, to foreign pilots not quite understanding their directions perfectly, the frequencies at JFK can be quite entertaining and at times, scary. Here is a […]

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One of the two British Airways A318s at the gate in Shannon, Ireland.
Editorials

Flying Back to the Future Aboard the British Airways Airbus A318

Posted October 10, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Once the Concorde was retired in 2003, British Airways began looking for a new way of quickly getting premium passengers across the pond. The solution came in the form of an odd combination of resources.

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Bus Time shows the large gap between buses on the M60 LGA route
Travel

Waiting For The Bus At LGA? Track The Next Bus With MTA Bus Time

Posted October 7, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Have you ever landed at LaGuardia early, only to stand outside terminal D pacing in circles for 30 minutes while waiting for the M60 bus to show up? Although LaGuardia may still be a pain to access by public transit, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority just took a bit of the guess work out of getting […]

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Editorials

Flight Review: British Airways Boeing 787 From Newark

Posted October 7, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

British Airways has a massive presence at New York’s JFK International Airport, with what seems like hourly shuttle service on the Boeing 747-400 service between Queens and London’s Heathrow Airport. On the other side of the Island of Manhattan, however, Newark Liberty may just hold your best option to get from New York to London […]

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Manufacturer News

Boeing Prepares For First 787-9 Flight

Posted September 16, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Are you ready for another first flight? Wasting no time after the successful first flight of the Bombardier CSeries, the Boeing 787-9 is scheduled to take to the skies for the first time tomorrow at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern. As always, that time and date may change due to weather or other factors, but we […]

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CSeries CS100 First Flight
Manufacturer News

Bombardier CSeries Takes Off For The First Time

Posted September 16, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Monday morning in Mirabel, just outside of Montreal, the Bombardier CSeries CS100 FTV-1 took to the skies for the first time. Just before 10am local time, the clean-sheet narrowbody started its roll down runway 06, taking off in an incredibly quiet manner. After five years of design and a few minor delays, the first […]

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Manufacturer News

Bombardier Prepares For First CS100 Flight This Morning

Posted September 15, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Today is the long awaited day for Bombardier, as the CS100 Flight Test Vehicle FTV1 is scheduled for its first flight at about 10am EST.  The CS100 is slated for delivery in the second half of 2014, and currently has only 63 firm orders, along with 114 orders for the larger CS300. You can watch the […]

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The usual selection of extras on the Delta.com booking page
Airline News

Delta Introduces “Smart Travel Pack,” Rolls Many Extras Into One

Posted September 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

It is no secret that purchasing airfare on just about any airline involves an obstacle course of fees and charges. Checking a bag? Credit card, please. Want an exit row seat? Yea, there is probably a fee for that too. The list of fees can be a bit dizzying at time, and picking what you […]

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A JetBlue Airbus A320 like this one was diverted to Amarillo after the Captain suffered a panic attack. (Photo by Kaz T)
Airline News

JetBlue Suffers Computer Outage, Flights Delayed

Posted September 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Update 11am: JetBlue says the computer issues have been resolved, but flight delays will persist throughout the day. Due to computer issues, JetBlue is experiencing system-wide delays Friday morning. As an example, none of the morning JFK to LAX flights have departed yet, and delays are rising to over three hours. We will update this […]

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Aviation News

Man Crossing The Atlantic Suspended By Helium Balloons, Track It Here

Posted September 12, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Does flying from the United States to Europe in just a few hours bore you? Do you like going wherever it is the wind blows? Great news! On Thursday morning, Jonathan Trappe took off from Caribou, Maine suspended by 370 helium-filled balloons on the start of transatlantic flight to Europe.. Once in the air, Trappe […]

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