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The Great JFK Runway Closure of 2010: Your Definitive Guide

Posted March 1, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

JFK’s runway 13R/31L is in need of some rehabilitation, which will have a major effect on an already strained airfield operation. Here’s what the changes will mean to travelers, airlines and planespotters.

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Republic Orders 40 Bombardier CS300 Jets

Posted February 26, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Republic Airways has signed a deal to become the North American launch customer for Bombardier’s new 100-150-seat line of aircraft.

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United Airlines Twitter Account Hacked

Posted February 26, 2010 by NYCA Admin

It appears United Airlines’ Twitter account was hacked early Friday morning. Or not…

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Allegiant to Begin Flights Between Myrtle Beach and Three New Midwest Destinations

Posted February 25, 2010 by Justin Surguine

Best known for connecting small markets with popular tourist hot-spots, the self-proclaimed “Official Airline for Sunshine” will soon link to Myrtle Beach from Youngstown, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Knoxville, Tenn.

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PHOTOS: Fourth Boeing 787 Airframe Takes Flight

Posted February 24, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Boeing’s fourth 787 Dreamliner test plane made her maiden flight on Wednesday. David Lilienthal brings us exclusive photos of the occasion.

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Escaped Cat Forces Closure of Newark Airport Security Checkpoint

Posted February 24, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Kitteh mistakes X-ray for cheezburger masheen, makes hoomanz miss flite.

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Kingfisher Airlines to Join oneWorld Alliance

Posted February 24, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

OneWorld adds 58 Indian cities to its route map as Kingfisher signs up as an ally.

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Frontier to End San Jose Flights

Posted February 24, 2010 by Mark Hsiung

Frontier Airlines will end their two daily flights between San Jose and Denver while expanding service between Denver and San Francisco.

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Bayswater Point State Park, Popular Kennedy Airport Planespotting Location, to Close April 1st

Posted February 24, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A state park popular with planespotters for its prime views of JFK International Airport is slated to become a victim of massive budget cuts when the state’s new fiscal year begins April 1st.

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PHOTOS: Fuel Gushes from Wing of Thomas Cook 757

Posted February 22, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A Thomas Cook 757 sprung a serious fuel leak while departing Turin, Italy, and photographer Paolo Migliavacca was there to catch it.

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British Airways Cabin Crews Steps Closer to Strike

Posted February 22, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

British Airways Unite cabin crew staff have voted overwhelmingly for strike action against the airline over plans to change cabin crew hours and crew level cuts, although time period for the planned strike has been announced of yet.

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The Final Finnair MD-11 Flight and the Photos We’ll Miss

Posted February 22, 2010 by Justin Surguine

In honor of today’s end of Finnair’s MD-11 passenger service, here are a few of our favorite photos of the Finnish trijet captured over the years.

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Tokyo Haneda Slots Sought by Five US Airlines

Posted February 17, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Five airlines in the United States have applied for slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, an airfield looking to expand its international flight presence. We give you a break-down who requested what and how they plan to utilize the emerging Japanese gateway.

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Boeing Delivers Refurbished E-4B ‘Doomsday Plane’ to US Air Force

Posted February 17, 2010 by NYCA Admin

One of the Air Force’s four “Doomsday Planes” has been returned to service following an eleven month overhaul by Boeing.

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Air Europa to Start Miami-Madrid Service

Posted February 17, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Spanish carrier Air Europa will begin operating flights between Miami and Madrid this March.

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American Airlines to Resume Flights to Haiti

Posted February 17, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

American Airlines will resume flights to Port-au-Prince this week, marking the first commercial flights since January’s devastating earthquake.

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Unseen Video of President Kennedy’s Air Force One Arrival in Dallas

Posted February 16, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Newly released color footage shows John F. Kennedy’s Air Force One landing and taxiing at Dallas’ Love Field just hours before being assassinated.

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Two Planespotters Arrested in India for Suspicious Behavior

Posted February 16, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Two British men near Indira Gandhi International Airport have been detained in India for suspicious behavior at their hotel after cameras, binoculars, airport maps and flight tracking equipment were found with them. They say they are nothing more than planespotters.

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AirTran’s Yummiest Plane Ever Honors Little Debbie Snacks

Posted February 12, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Adorned with cupcakes and a supersized image of Little Debbie herself, Little Debbie 1 is AirTran’s newest theme jet, painted to honor the 50th anniversary of Little Debbie Snacks.

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“Mountain Goat” gets air at LGA. Expect more of this in New York at Frontier increases flights to 3 daily start April 19, 2010. (Photo by Ron Peel)
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Frontier Announces Seven New Destinations

Posted February 12, 2010 by Matt Celmer

Frontier Airlines announced new service to seven new destinations and increased service to four existing cities. They also announced aircraft type upgrades in several locations, bringing E190s operated by Republic Airways.

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