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Valentine’s Day Flowers Travel the Globe on American Airlines

Posted January 30, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

It will soon be that special time of year again when cargo containers laden with mass amounts of flowers are transported around the world on many cargo and commercial carriers. NYCAviation visited with American Airlines to sniff out the answers to questions about the floral transportation business.

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The "12th Man" flag is waved out the cockpit window as the Seattle Seahawks arrive at Newark. (Photo: AP)
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NYC Airports Get Ready for Super Bowl XXLVIII

Posted January 27, 2014 by Nate Anderson

NYC area airports will see a large number of flights coming in for Super Bowl XLVIII. Here’s what to expect.

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Indictments Today in 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK

Posted January 23, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

On Thursday, the FBI arrested five suspects believed to have taken part in the infamous 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK, made famous in the film “Goodfellas”.

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Five Years Later, Still a Miracle

Posted January 15, 2014 by Stephen Weisbrot

On January 15th, 2009, US Airways flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson River after striking a flock of birds. Today, it is still a miracle.

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An American Eagle Airlines CRJ-700. Photo by Pieter v Marion via Flickr Creative Commons.
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American Eagle Airlines to Become Envoy

Posted January 14, 2014 by Ben Granucci

American Eagle Airlines has announced that it will be renamed Envoy starting this spring. But why did they make the change and what does it mean for the passenger?

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Into The Sunset: Delta’s Final DC-9 Flight

Posted January 8, 2014 by Brian Stevenson

Delta completed the final scheduled flight of its workhorse DC-9, ending almost 50 years of scheduled airline service by the type. NYCAviation was there to record the festivities.

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A Day of Passenger-Facing Changes at American Airlines and US Airways

Posted January 7, 2014 by Ben Granucci

January 7th 2014 was a day of many changes for American Airlines and US Airways, as the airlines began rolling out their unified passenger experience. Menawhile, American Airlines launches its new Airbus A321 service between New York and Los Angeles.

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A Delta Connection CRJ-200. Photo courtesy Flickr Creative Commons user redlegsfan21.
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Delta Connection Jet Slides Off Taxiway at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Posted January 5, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Icy surfaces at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport caused a Delta Connection CRJ-200 to slide off a taxiway after landing. The icy conditions also caused a temporary shutdown of the airport.

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An Evergreen 747-400 flies off into the sunset. Photo by Mark Szemberski
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UPDATE x2: Will They Stay or Will They Go? The Saga of Evergreen International Airlines

Posted January 2, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Multiple published reports have indicated that Evergreen International Airlines will be shutting down its operations at the end of the month. At least publicly however, Evergreen states that the rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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Cathay Pacific Becomes First Asian Airline to order 777X

Posted December 23, 2013 by Adam Sheinhaus

On Friday, Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced an order for 21 of the manufacturers new 777-9X aircraft. With the order, Cathay Pacific becomes the first airline in Asia to order the new type.

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Photo: Aircraft Damage and Perimeter Breach Adds to Holiday Travel Woes at JFK Airport

Posted December 22, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Holiday travel congestion wasn’t all that JFK had to contend with Sunday.

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American Airlines' newest addition to the fleet parked at JFK's Gate 46. (Photo by the author)
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American Airlines Unveils its New Airbus A321 Transcontinental

Posted December 18, 2013 by Douglas Wint and Mark Hsiung

Big changes are happening at American Airlines. We go behind the scenes to preview its first Airbus A321 Transcontinental (A321T) scheduled to begin revenue service in January 2014.

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Aerolineas Argentinas Makes A Triumphant Return to JFK

Posted December 16, 2013 by Eric Dunetz

On Monday morning, Aerolineas Argentinas resumed its service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after a 5 year break. The service will operate daily using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

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COMMENTARY: NTSB Briefing on Asiana 214

Posted December 12, 2013 by Eric Auxier

The San Francisco crash of Asiana 214 during perfect VMC conditions (but with the ILS out of service) has prompted many questions. The answers have prompted many more questions about why the Boeing 777 was allowed to crash at all.

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In With a Bang: American Places Large Regional Jet Order

Posted December 12, 2013 by Ben Granucci

On Thursday morning, American Airlines Group announced that they had ordered 90 large regional jets with options for an additional 130. The orders will be split between Embraer S.A. of Brazil and Bombardier, Inc. of Canada, and are expected to replace the 44- and 50- seat regional jets currently operating under the American Eagle brand.

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EMERGING DETAILS: American’s Tim Ahern Talks About the New American Airlines

Posted December 9, 2013 by Mark Lawrence

Fresh from this morning’s close of the American Airlines / US Airways Merger, American Airlines Group’s vice president of gateways and hub coordination, Tim Ahern, spoke with NYCAviation about the impact of the merger on both consumers and employees.

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BREAKING: American Airlines and US Airways Close Merger, Create Worlds Largest Airline

Posted December 9, 2013 by Ken McQuillan

In Dallas early Monday morning, officials from AMR Corporation and US Airways formally finalized the merger of the two carriers, forming American Airlines Group, Inc. The merged carriers have, with the stroke of a pen, become the largest airline in the world.

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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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Indigo Partners Buys Frontier Airlines

Posted December 5, 2013 by Mark Lawrence

Private investor group Indigo partners has finalized its purchase of Denver-based Frontier Airlines.

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Video: WestJet Introduces New Disney-Themed 737

Posted December 3, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

WestJet unveiled the “Magic Plane”, a Disney-themed 737-800.

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