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A Look At The Laws: What Is Required When You’re Denied Boarding

Take a look at what the government does and doesn’t require airlines to do when you’re denied boarding for your flight.

Though operated by one of their regional carriers, United Airlines is facing public backlash following a viral video of a removed passenger. (Photo by David Xian, All Rights Reserved, via NYCAviation Photo Hangar. Aviation News

Overbooking, Bumping, Removal, Regional Airlines, and Your Rights

After United appeared in the news for the “dragging” removal of a passenger, many are asking what bumping, overbooking and passenger rights are.

The proposed 3rd runway would lay pavement parallel to the existing runway 13/31, northeast to southeast over the East River. Editorials

Not So Fast: Would 3rd Runway on Rikers Island Alleviate LaGuardia’s Ailments?

NYC wanting to close Rikers Island is bringing along the idea of adding a 3rd runway to LaGuardia, but does it pass the sniff test?

Photo by David Lilienthal. Photography

FRIDAY PHOTOS: The 787-10 Takes Flight

For this week’s Friday Photos, we take a look at the brand new Boeing 787-10 with photos from both North Charleston and Seattle.

Harrison Ford (in yellow aircraft, center), landed on taxiway C at SNA, flying right over a waiting American 737 (out of view to the right). Blog

No Punishment for Harrison Ford: A Positive Sign for Aviation Safety Culture

Did Harrison Ford receive special treatment because of his celebrity, or is getting off without punishment SOP in aviation safety?


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British Airways Announces Ft. Lauderdale As Their Newest US Destination

British Airways has announced that Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will be their newest US destination.
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Emirates Announces Fort Lauderdale as 11th US Destination 

On Tuesday morning, Emirates announced its 11th US destination: Fort Lauderdale. Flights begin later this year.
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So Long, Senior Fleet

Today marks the end of an era as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways flies its last scheduled passenger 747-400 flight and retires the final 3 aircraft. Columnist Justin Schlecter takes a look back at his 7 years spent flyin...
by Justin Schlechter
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Proud in the Turboprop Crowd

In the early morning hours of May 18, 2013, US Airways Flight 4560 made a wheels-up landing at Newark Liberty International Airport. Here is an account of how the crew flying N934HA prepared for and executed a safe emergency la...
by Brian Futterman
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Lebanon Is South of Maine: An Outsider’s Look At UN Week

A look at NYC's annual UN Week, and the hobby of plane spotting in general, through the eyes of a student journalist.
by Charles Eckert
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It’s Back! New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2016

The New York City plane spotting extravaganza known as UN Week is back for another promising year starting this weekend.
by Ben Granucci
 

 
 
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Horsepower (Not Horses) Takes Center Stage at Famed Ascot Racecourse

Planes soared over the famed Ascot Racecourse in England during the latest stop on the Red Bull Air Race World Championship tour. NYCA was there to see the action firsthand.
by Mark Kolanowski and Nicola Berry
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Man Versus Machine in the Aviation World

As the amount of technology in aircraft has increased, so has the number of computers involved and the reliance on them for the aircraft's operation.
by Stephen Carbone
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