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Photos: 10 Years Later, Iconic TWA Flight Center Lives On

Posted July 20, 2011 by Tom Alfano

The past decade has been kinder to the TWA Flight Center than one might expect. Join us on a rare photographic tour inside the landmark Eero Saarinen structure at New York’s JFK Airport.

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Four Months After Hard Landing at JFK, Crippled RAM 767 Nearly Repaired

Posted August 15, 2009 by Tom Alfano

A Royal Air Maroc 767 suffered substantial fuselage and nose gear damage during a hard landing at JFK this past April. Here’s the story of the incident and the impressive engineering feats Boeing techs have pulled off to put her back in the sky.

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Merger Mania!

Posted January 28, 2008 by Tom Alfano

Skyrocketing fuel costs will likely lead to several airline mergers this year. Unfortunately for fliers and shareholders, the history of airline mergers contains few positive notes.

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Journey of a Thousand Photos

Posted November 26, 2007 by Tom Alfano

Photographer Tom Alfano recently reached the 1,000 accepted photos milestone on JetPhotos.net. He reflects on the great experiences he’s had and the friends he’s made along the way.

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The Delayed Traveler

Posted October 20, 2007 by Tom Alfano

Who is to blame for air traffic delays? Just about everyone in the industry, from the airlines to the FAA.

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787: The Magic is Back

Posted July 8, 2007 by Tom Alfano

NYCA correspondent Tom Alfano is in Washington for the historic rollout of the first Boeing 787.

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2006: A Year in Review

Posted December 31, 2006 by Tom Alfano

Ah what a year it has been, its been year of ups, downs, roundabouts, flip flops, and OIL! We began the year with the final departure of Independence Air, the little airline that couldn’t, or should we say couldn’t make a profit.

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When I’m Looking Up, He’s Looking Down

Posted December 24, 2006 by Tom Alfano

It goes without saying that anyone who loves aviation instinctively looks up to the sky when they hear a plane passing over. It doesn’t matter what kind of plane, any time I hear that whine of prop or the roar of a jet, I always look up.

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Road Warrior: Miles, Miles, and More Miles!

Posted December 17, 2006 by Tom Alfano

My God, it’s more addicting than drugs! Yes, it’s airline miles and I want them, or should I say I want more!

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American Airlines terminal at JFK. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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American Airlines: Something Disgraceful in the Air

Posted July 30, 2006 by Tom Alfano

American Airlines has decided to scrap the landmark stained glass windows in their JFK terminal when it undergoes renovation, and Tom isn’t happy about it.

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