A working committee from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday officially recommended allowing the use of personal electronic devices onboard aircraft below 10,000 feet. Some airlines are already racing to allow their customers to take advantage.
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 […]
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 […]
On Wednesday afternoon, Avianca announced their first route to Newark Liberty International Airport, with service from San Salvador, El Salvador, operated by TACA starting November 8th. The once daily service, operated on an Airbus A319, will depart San Salvador at 8:35am, and arrive at Newark at 2:30pm. The return flight departs after a quick turn […]
While a recent survey showed that a majority of passengers would give up an amenity for better in-flight WiFi, actually getting that better signal to the passenger is not an easy task. Last year, GoGo announced ATG-4, a higher bandwidth, higher capacity version of their existing network. Virgin America was the first carrier to launch […]
On Thursday morning, United Airlines announced that by the end of 2013, all furloughed pilots will be recalled, totaling nearly 600. United says they are ending the furloughs in order to address the airline’s future staffing needs. Training classes for the recalled pilots will begin next month, and United is planning for the process to […]
Although the brand new Delta Terminal 4 expansion recently opened at JFK, including massive a SkyClub and SkyDeck, Terminal 2 has remained in operation, mainly as a regional flight terminal. While T4 is sparkling new with high-end amenities, T2 remained untouched… until today. Delta has announced plans to overhaul the dreadful experience at T2 to […]
On Wednesday morning, Delta announced an order for a total of 40 new Airbus aircraft, comprising of 10 A330-300s and 30 A321s. Delta currently operates 32 A330s, which previously belonged to Northwest, whereas the A321 will be a new aircraft for Delta, who operates 136 A319s and A320s. This is Delta’s first Airbus order since […]
After a quite long testing period, which wasn’t helped by the federal government sequestration slowdown, JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV LLC has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Airbus 320 from the Federal Aviation Administration for the brand new Ka-band internet system. Why is this important? Well, it is the last major hurdle stopping JetBlue […]
Do you prefer your New York City airports to actually be about 50 miles outside of New York City? If so, we have some good news for you! Ultra low cost carrier Allegiant Air is planning a comeback to New York City… well, close to New York City at least. On Tuesday morning, Allegiant announced […]
Cathay Pacific is no stranger to the New York City area, with four daily flights out of JFK direct to Hong Kong and a robust cargo operation using Boeing 747-8Fs. For those of you that need to get to Hong Kong, but just don’t feel like schlepping all the way to JFK, we have good […]
Get ready, BusinessElite passengers, your meals on flights from New York’s JFK airport to London Heathrow are about to get a whole lot faster (and maybe even more delicious)! On Thursday, Delta announced a new partnership with Union Square Hospitality Group, which is led by Shake Shack and Blue Smoke creator Danny Meyer. In response […]
Now that a few hours has passed since the discovery of a video showing off the interior of the new JetBlue Airbus A321 premium transcontinental product, we can take a few moments to break down what we see. The video starts with an overview of the economy section of the aircraft, showing completely redesigned seats. […]
Late on Saturday night, a video allegedly showing off the new JetBlue Airbus A321 premium cabin product (including mini-suite) surfaced on Vimeo. While the video has not yet been verified, it does come from an official JetBlue “pro” Vimeo account. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think! Introducing JetBlue’s New Interior […]
Spirit Airlines is well known for their rather…off beat…take on the news, and this week the airline has once again published some rather interesting animations. For whatever reason, the world media has been absolutely fixated on the birth of the royal baby, and Spirit has jumped on the bandwagon to advertize $19.90 fares for $9 […]
On Tuesday in Hamburg, Germany, American Airlines took delivery of their first 128 seat Airbus A319. The A319 is the second new aircraft to be introduced to American’s fleet in recent months, adding to the Boeing 777-300ER. American placed a large order for A320 family aircraft in 2011, and will see a total of 15 […]
Reports are coming in of a plane crash taking place at San Francisco International airport, involving an Asiana 777 that crashed on landing.
One of the main landing gear bogeys on a China Air Cargo 747 did not fully deploy Wednesday morning, slightly damaging the underside of the aircraft.
Southwest Airlines and Boeing announced on Wednesday the launch of the 737 MAX 7, as the airline converted 30 737 NG orders into 737 MAX orders. Southwest also exercised options to add five more Next-Generation 737-800s to its fleet. The 737 MAX, which is the next generation of Boeing’s extremely popular narrowbody aircraft, is expected […]