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A Night at the Museum With a Bombardier Learjet 85

Posted October 10, 2013 by Stephen Weisbrot

50 years in the making, Bombardier previews the Learjet 85 at an event as luxurious as the guest of honor itself.

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Flying To Paradise Just Got Even Better!

Posted September 25, 2013 by Jessica Ambats

Air Tahiti Nui celebrated 15 years of service in an event at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday. The airline has recently undergone a $17 million upgrade of its cabin which included the installation of seatback in-flight entertainment.

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Boeing Prepares For First 787-9 Flight

Posted September 16, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Are you ready for another first flight? Wasting no time after the successful first flight of the Bombardier CSeries, the Boeing 787-9 is scheduled to take to the skies for the first time tomorrow at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern. As always, that time and date may change due to weather or other factors, but we […]

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Bombardier CSeries Takes Off For The First Time

Posted September 16, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Monday morning in Mirabel, just outside of Montreal, the Bombardier CSeries CS100 FTV-1 took to the skies for the first time. Just before 10am local time, the clean-sheet narrowbody started its roll down runway 06, taking off in an incredibly quiet manner. After five years of design and a few minor delays, the first […]

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Bombardier Prepares For First CS100 Flight This Morning

Posted September 15, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Today is the long awaited day for Bombardier, as the CS100 Flight Test Vehicle FTV1 is scheduled for its first flight at about 10am EST.  The CS100 is slated for delivery in the second half of 2014, and currently has only 63 firm orders, along with 114 orders for the larger CS300. You can watch the […]

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Delta Introduces “Smart Travel Pack,” Rolls Many Extras Into One

Posted September 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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A JetBlue Airbus A320 like this one was diverted to Amarillo after the Captain suffered a panic attack. (Photo by Kaz T)
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JetBlue Suffers Computer Outage, Flights Delayed

Posted September 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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Man Crossing The Atlantic Suspended By Helium Balloons, Track It Here

Posted September 12, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Does flying from the United States to Europe in just a few hours bore you? Do you like going wherever it is the wind blows? Great news! On Thursday morning, Jonathan Trappe took off from Caribou, Maine suspended by 370 helium-filled balloons on the start of transatlantic flight to Europe.. Once in the air, Trappe […]

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Avianca-TACA Announce Service From San Salvador to Newark

Posted September 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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Virgin America and GoGo To Announce New Hybrid WiFi System Today

Posted September 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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United Airlines to Recall 600 Furloughed Pilots

Posted September 5, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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TSA Pre✓ Expanding to 60 Additional Airports, Totaling 100

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Love TSA Pre✓, but hate that a few airports you frequent aren’t a part of the program? Good news! The TSA on Wednesday announced that the number of airports participating in TSA Pre✓ is more than doubling by 60 to 100 total. Airports that already have TSA Pre✓ will also be seeing the expansion of […]

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Boeing Delivers First 767 Freighter to FedEx Express, MD-10 On Way Out

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Wednesday morning, FedEx Express took delivery of their first Boeing 767-300 Freighter as a part of the company’s continuing efforts to modernize their aging fleet. “Today’s delivery of our first Boeing 767 Freighter is another step forward in our fleet modernization strategy,” said James R. Parker, executive vice president of Air Operations, FedEx Express, […]

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Delta Prepares to Overhaul JFK Terminal 2, Mirrors LGA Improvements

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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What Amenities Would You Trade For In-Flight Wi-Fi?

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Have you taken a flight recently, and thought to yourself “I would give anything for Wi-Fi right now!” According to a survey conducted by Honeywell Aerospace, many of you have. While in-flight Wi-Fi is still a very new technology which has only made its way into reality in the last few years, the study reveals […]

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Delta Orders 10 Airbus A330s, 30 American Made A321s

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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A320 Finally Certified For LiveTV’s Wi-Fi, Coming Soon To JetBlue

Posted September 3, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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Despite DOJ Suit, US Airways Moving In With American Air at JFK

Posted August 27, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Despite the looming lawsuit that threatens to stop the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, things will soon be changing at JFK. Starting tomorrow, August 28th, US Airways will move their operations at JFK to terminal 8, home of American Airlines. Currently, US Airways operates at JFK out of terminal 7, which is shared […]

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Final Airbus A318 Operated By A North American Airline Retired

Posted August 21, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

The Airbus A318 can be thought of as the black sheep of the Airbus family. With a grand total of only 79 airframes built, the A318 program was simply not meant to be. Earlier this month, the final A318 based in North America, belonging to Frontier Airlines, has been retired at the young age of […]

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Budget Carrier Allegiant Air Coming To MacArthur, Returns To Stewart

Posted August 20, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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