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Are You Popular? If So, Join American Airlines In The Admirals Club

Posted May 7, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

If you are anything like us, you often walk right on by the door to an airline lounge and attempt to find a seat near an outlet somewhere by your gate. Airline lounges aren’t particularly cheap, and if you aren’t a member or have access through a credit card or otherwise, one day passes typically […]

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United Orders 30 Embraer E-175 76-Seat Aircraft

Posted April 29, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

United announced an order for 30 Embraer E-175 on Monday evening, which will fly under their United Express fleet, with deliveries scheduled for 2014 to 2015. “At United, we are focused on modernizing our fleet, and we look forward to introducing the E175 to our United Express service. Compared to the 50-seat aircraft we are […]

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An Emirates Boeing 777 on final approach to LAX from Dubai
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Emirates Announces Trans-Atlantic Flight from JFK to Milan- Updated

Posted April 8, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

UPDATE 10:00 AM: From 2006-2008, Emirates operated a flight from Hamburg to New York. Therefore, the flight announced Monday will be their first trans-Atlantic flight since 2007, not first ever. Emirates on Monday announced their first trans-Atlantic route, operating between New York (JFK) and Milan Malpensa (MXP) starting on October 1, 2013. The flight will […]

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LOT's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner (SP-LRA) takes off from Everett, Washington. (Photo by Boeing)
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Boeing Begins 787 Dreamliner Flight Testing

Posted March 25, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

The 787 Dreamliner will take to the sky today for the first time in weeks, as Boeing begins flight testing their modifications to the battery system. The flight, Boeing 272, is scheduled to take off from Paine Field in Everett, conduct a one and a half hour flight test, and then return to Paine Field. […]

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Reagan National Airport control tower. (Photo by dbking via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY)
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FAA To Close 149 Contracted Control Towers April 7th

Posted March 22, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

The FAA announced Friday the first round of contracted air traffic control towers to be closed due to sequestration, starting April 7th. Among the towers being closed is Trenton Mercer, which is just outside of Philadelphia and has recently seen Frontier expand their operations significantly. Although these airports will remain open, as approach and landing […]

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Southwest's first Boeing 737-800 N8301J Warrior One, taxis to its welcoming party.
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Rough Luv: Two Southwest Birds Clip Wings in Detroit

Posted March 16, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Two Southwest 737s clip wings while pushing back from their gates at Detroit Metro Airport.

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Delta Air Lines Domestic First Class Reviewed

Posted March 14, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

We promised you when we ran our article on the Delta Airlines’ premium international cabin upgrades earlier this year that another article on domestic cabin changes was to follow. Today we deliver on that promise as we take a look at Delta’s domestic first class, which NYCAviation flew back in December of 2012 from Detroit […]

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A thirsty Boeing 777 takes on some biofuel before a marathon across the Atlantic Ocean. #LATFH
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KLM First to Cook Up Biofuel Flights Between Amsterdam and New Amsterdam’s JFK Airport

Posted March 11, 2013 by Eric Dunetz

Ties between NYC and Amsterdam go back over 400 years, with history continuing as KLM begins biofuel flights on a Boeing 777 to JFK.

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Artist rendering showing of Shake Shack, where noms can be obtained at Terminal 4 this May.
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OMGBBQ! Shake Shack and Blue Smoke Coming to JFK Airport

Posted March 8, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Burgers and BBQ Coming To JFK Terminal 4 in the form of Shake Shack and Blue Smoke.

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Dallas to Tempe: ‘Yes, Yes, I Will!’: American Airlines and US Airways FINALLY Announce Merger

Posted February 14, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

American Airlines and US Airways today announced their intention to merge, ending months—if not years—of rumor and speculation. The move will create the world’s largest airline.

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Delta MD-90 sits on taxiway after evacuated passengers. (Photo courtesy http://www.kevindavisphotos.com/)
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Delta Flight Evacuated on Boston Taxiway Due to Brake Fire

Posted January 31, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

Delta Flight 2101 BOS-ATL suffered a brake fire before departure and evacuated their passengers on a taxi in Boston.

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737 wing mechanics Jon Powell, Jared Sanchez, Ron Doleman, Mike Graham and Ron McNabb lift a 737 wing spar part into the automated spar assembly tool. (Photo courtesy of Boeing)
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Boeing to Boost 737 Production

Posted January 30, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Some much needed good news was delivered by Boeing, yesterday, as they announced that the rate of production of the 737 has been increased to 38 airplanes per month. Over the past two years, the Next-Generation 737 has seen its production increased by more than 20 percent, from just over 31 per month, to the […]

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A New American Hits New York

Posted January 28, 2013 by Eric Dunetz

American Airlines unveiled their new look to New York City on Friday as part of their  “Becoming New American” tour, flying in the first Boeing 737 painted in the company’s new livery. The new look marks the first overhaul of the Dallas-based carrier’s public image in a generation. American Airlines VP of New York and […]

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A Flybe Bombardier Dash-8-400 (G-JECL) takes off from Manchester Airport, England. (Photo by Arpingstone via wikimedia)
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Flybe To Cut 300 Jobs In Europe

Posted January 24, 2013 by AFP

Low-cost airline Flybe said on Wednesday that it intended to cut 300 jobs to slash costs.

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Kingfisher Airlines Boeing 727 (N727VJ) at Mumbai. (Photo by Sean d'Silva via wikimedia)
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Kingfisher Must Win Bankers’ Permission To Fly Again, Minister Says

Posted January 23, 2013 by AFP

India’s aviation minister warned grounded Kingfisher that the debt-laden carrier will need to get clearance from its bankers to fly again.

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Kuwait Airways Airbus A300 destroyed during Iraqi invasion.
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Kuwait Airways Finally Wins Iraqi Compensation For Planes Destroyed During 1990 Invasion

Posted January 22, 2013 by AFP

Kuwait MPs Tuesday ratified a settlement deal under which Baghdad will pay $500 million for 10 plundered planes.

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A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER takes off from Washington on a delivery flight. (Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren)
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Cathay Pacific To Flight Attendants: Hurry Up And Retire

Posted January 22, 2013 by AFP

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific on Tuesday asked its cabin crew to volunteer for early retirement as part of its cost-cutting measures.

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There is a Virgin Atlantic aircraft somewhere in this photo. (Photo by Simon Allardice via Flickr, CC-BY)
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Europe Airports Crippled By Snow For Second Straight Day

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Hundreds of flights were cancelled across much of Europe on Monday as heavy snow and freezing weather gripped the continent.

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An Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 (PK-AXF) spotted at Kuala Lumpur. (Photo by Kentaro IEMOTO via Flickr, CC-BY-SA)
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AirAsia Scraps Plan For New Singapore Airline

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Asia’s largest low-cost carrier has scrapped plans for a Singapore joint venture due to high operating costs and lack of market potential.

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An Iran Air Boeing 747SP. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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Iranian Airlines Face Rough Skies

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Sky-rocketing fuel prices, a drop in passengers and foreign currency shortages have forced Iran’s aviation sector into turbulent times.

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