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BREAKING: JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

Posted April 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

By an overwhelming 71% majority, JetBlue Airway’s more than 2500 pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, the nation’s largest union for pilots.

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First Delta 717s to Arrive Next Year in Deal With Southwest

Posted July 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Delta’s first batch of ex-AirTran Boeing 717 jets will arrive in 2013.

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AirTran to Launch Four New Routes Out of Fort Myers

Posted September 16, 2010 by BNO News

AirTran Airways on Wednesday announced several new flights to Ft. Myers, Florida from several airports in its coast to coast network, the airline said.

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Closeup Damage Photos of Air France A380 and Delta CRJ Bumper Planes

Posted April 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

NYCAviation has obtained closeup photos of the Air France A380 and Delta Connection/Comair CRJ-700 that were involved in a ground collision at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Monday night.

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Mount Everest Tour Plane Crashes in Nepal, Killing All 19 On Board

Posted September 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Buddha Air Beechcraft 1900D carrying 19 people crashed on approach to Kathmandu Sunday morning.

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Delta’s Hub-Busting LaGuardia Hub

Posted December 23, 2011 by Edward Russell

The reality of the slot swap, and US airline consolidation in general, is that major airline services are becoming more homogenous from the largest markets.

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Spirit Strippermobile Brings Airline’s Notoriously Risque Marketing to the Offline World

Posted June 10, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Spirit Airlines, still high from the attention earned by throwing a “Big Weiner Sale” on its website earlier this week, has stepped it up a giant notch by driving a glass truck filled with pole dancers and painted with sexually charged double entendres.

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Free Booze Returning to American Airlines International Flights

Posted January 18, 2012 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines has announced that it will once again serve complimentary alcohol on most international flights.

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Armavia's first and only Superjet 100 (EK95015) is seen at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport after its inaugural flight in April 2011. (Photo by Leonid Faerberg via Wikipedia)
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Superjet Launch Customer Armavia Returns ‘Unreliable’ Plane to Sukhoi

Posted August 7, 2012 by BNO News

Armavia has decided to return its Sukhoi Superjet 100 due to reliability problems and says it will buy a western plane instead.

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Lufthansa's first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (D-ABYA) receives a water cannon salute upon arrival at Washington Dulles. (Photo by Cary Liao/NYCAviation)
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Lufthansa Flies First Ever Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Service From Frankfurt to Washington

Posted June 2, 2012 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Three-hundred and sixty-two passengers, media and VIP guests received the ride of a lifetime Friday as Lufthansa and Boeing celebrated the first scheduled 747-8 Intercontinental flight in Washington DC.

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Alaska Airlines Offers Free Checked Bags to Alaskans

Posted October 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Alaska Airlines on Tuesday announced the launch of a discount program for residents of the state of Alaska, featuring free checked baggage for members and other perks.

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United Express Flight Blows Tires On Landing at Newark

Posted January 20, 2013 by NYCA Admin

An ExpressJet/United Express Embraer blew its tires and veered off a runway while landing at Newark Airport Sunday night.

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JetBlue Awarded Tenth Consecutive Customer Satisfaction Award

Posted May 14, 2014 by Adam Sheinhaus

JetBlue has been rewarded with its tenth consecutive Customer Satisfaction Award among low-cost carriers by JD Power.

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Korean Air Orders Five Airbus A330s and Two Boeing 777s

Posted May 5, 2011 by Brandon Farris

Korean Air has announced an order for five new Airbus A330-200s along with two additional Boeing 777-300ERs, with a total value of $1.58 billion at list prices.

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Behind The Red Rope: American Flagship Check-In at JFK

Posted May 14, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Nestled way off to the far right of the ticketing hall at JFK T8 sits a new and exclusive feature that most passengers will never see. A space that once housed signs for partner airlines and wheelchairs is now home to a new Flagship Check-In, catering to the rich, famous, and those flying select First […]

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Air France-KLM Inks Firm Order for 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted January 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

KLM will begin receiving Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in 2016 with a new order worth up to $11.4 billion.

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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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A SkyWest CRJ-700 takes off in front of a taxiing Delta Airbus. Photo courtsey Flickr Creative Commons user redlegsfan21.
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Alaska Airlines Announces New Flights into Delta’s Hub

Posted December 6, 2013 by Douglas Wint

Alaska Airlines Group has announced an expansion of their service from Delta Air Lines’ western hub to four west coast destinations.

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Thai Airways to Lease Eight New Boeing 777-300ER Jets Ordered by BOC Aviation

Posted November 3, 2010 by BNO News

The Boeing Company on Tuesday announced an order for eight 777-300ERs from leasing company BOC Aviation, which will in turn lease the aircraft to Thai Airways.

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Video: Emirates A380 Struck by Lightning

Posted May 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A quick-thinking photographer captured an Emirates Airbus A380 being struck by lightning on approach to London Heathrow from Dubai on Saturday night.

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