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Alaska Airlines Flies Abused Dog To California For Life Saving Surgery

Posted January 4, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

A German shepherd mix named Thor is smiling today—a big deal since it’s the first time he’s been able to open his mouth in at least 6 months.

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Cha-Cha-Changes: Flying The Refreshed Delta BusinessElite

Posted December 31, 2012 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

What better way to review Delta’s upgraded business class products than 24-hours of flying to and from Japan?

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Lost Inside the Pilot’s Gadget Bag

Posted July 23, 2012 by Patrick Smith

All those gadgets, chargers, adapters and cords are supposed to make my life easier. I’m not so sure.

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Baby On Board: How to Add a Passenger In-Flight

Posted July 16, 2012 by Patrick Smith

Every so often you end a flight with one more “soul” than you started with.

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Revere Beach Reveries: A Summer Oasis On Approach to Logan Airport

Posted July 1, 2012 by Patrick Smith

Sometimes when I hear the whine of jet engines, I think of the beach.

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Smoke In The Cockpit: A True Story of Danger and Hilarity

Posted April 9, 2012 by Patrick Smith

A routine flight is plunged into weirdness after the crew smells smoke. How to deal with a possible emergency — not to mention a plane full of obsessed Japanese tourists.

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Do Pilots Think About Crashing?

Posted March 28, 2012 by Patrick Smith

It’s the pilot’s job to worry about crashing. It’s in their best interest, and yours too.

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United’s Sky Interior Surprise

Posted March 9, 2012 by Edward Russell

United’s new 737s are fitted with the beautiful Boeing Sky Interior, but are missing a key feature of their older planes: personal TVs. Here’s why.

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LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Dilemma

Posted February 8, 2012 by Edward Russell

A new effort is in motion to replace LaGuardia’s long-outdated Central Terminal. But how long will it take? And can a new building improve the widely-hated airport’s reputation?

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The Adventures of Crew Layovers!

Posted November 14, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

Few stop to think about what their flight crew is doing after they disembark at the end of their journey. Millions tune-in to watch the exciting lives of pilots and flight attendants in their free time on TV. But what really goes on?

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The New Geography of Hubs

Posted October 5, 2011 by Edward Russell

US airlines have cut costs, slashed workforces and, largely, evolved to fee-based revenue models. But one of the biggest, and sometimes overlooked, changes was the consolidation and retrenchment of hub airports since 2000. While not unsurprising, the shift has created a whole new geography of hubs.

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Approaches: Pilots Are Still Flying ‘Em!

Posted October 4, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

In a day when the flight deck is filled with automation, pilots love the opportunity to grab the controls and navigate their airplane to a challenging yet safe landing.

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Rotorfest 2011: Rotorheads’ Delight

Posted September 29, 2011 by Manny Gonzalez

There simply aren’t enough helicopter airshows around the country, but the annual Rotorfest rarely disappoints, as Manny Gonzalez shows us his gallery of mechanized joy.

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Discount Airlines Betting Big in Las Vegas

Posted August 23, 2011 by Dan Landson

Several low cost carriers are banking on an economic turnaround in Las Vegas, home of the highest unemployment rate in the nation.

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Photos and Video: Top 10 Best of Everything at EAA Airventure 2011

Posted August 5, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A photo and video montage of my favorite things at Oshkosh 2011, from the Blue Angels Ford Mustang to the Marine Corps Harrier flight demo.

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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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Rebuilding the Public Perception of Airline Pilots, One Confused Passenger at at Time

Posted June 29, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

“You’re an airline pilot?” I was asked in a very serious tone. “I’ve got a real bone to pick with you guys!” the rant continued…

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Taming the Beast: How to Name and Organize Your Mountain of Digital Photo Files

Posted June 9, 2011 by Manny Gonzalez

The vanishing of film and the arrival of the Digital Age means unlimited photo taking! Yay! But now how do I save, sort, archive and search through tens of thousands of shots? Boo. Photography Columnist Manny Gonzalez tells us how.

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Video: Inside Trump’s 757: Okay, It’s Not a Campaign Plane

Posted June 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

After capturing the first video of Donald Trump’s new Boeing 757 in action and speculating that it was the perfect size to move Donald and an entourage around the country for a presidential run, the New York Post one-upped us and actually got onboard the jet. But about that $100 million price tag…

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Donald Trump’s New Jet Arrives in New York: Is it a Campaign Plane?

Posted June 2, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Several months after its purchase, Donald Trump’s new Boeing 757 landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport for the first time on Wednesday. A huge upgrade in size over his recently-sold 727, could it be a signal that the Apprentice boss is in fact planning a run for the White House?

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