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Are Regional Airlines Feeling the ‘Middle Class Squeeze’? A Look at United’s Hidden Costs

Posted October 28, 2014 by David J. Williams

United’s cost of regional service will be mostly prohibitive unless regional carriers are able to reduce costs by 30% to compete with the United’s own product.

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A KLM MD-11 coming in for a landing at Montreal (Photo: Doug | Flickr CC)
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The End of the (Passenger, Widebody) Trijet: Saying Goodbye to the MD-11

Posted October 27, 2014 by Bernie Leighton

This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-11, but a DC-10 stretch. There were two attempts at this aircraft: a DC-10-10 stretched by 40 feet, […]

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A UTAir Antonov An-24 does its best monster truck impression.
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Editorials

#TBT: Is This The Most Dangerous Takeoff Ever Captured On Video?

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCA Admin

These old Russian planes were built to plow through just about anything within reason, but these pilots throw reason into the mud.

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Showboating Pilots: The Line Between Fun and Safety

Posted October 23, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Some fortunate pilots get the opportunity to live out their inner Maverick in a transport jet. Sometimes, it’s done with prior practice and planning; sometimes, not so much.

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Airline News

TAME Commences Fort Lauderdale Service

Posted October 20, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Ecuadorian national carrier TAME recently commenced its new passenger service to southern Florida when flight 562 landed at daybreak at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

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The USO Welcomes Traveling Servicemembers Through New York

Posted October 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

For many years, the options for a servicemember to relax in a lounge before or after a flight through the New York City airports were extremely limited. However, on September 17, 2014, that all changed for those soldiers traveling through John F. Kennedy International Airport. That day saw the opening of the United Service Organization (USO) […]

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Turkey's brand new A330-200 arriving at JFK for UN Week.
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Spotting Review

PHOTOS: Look Who Visited During UN Week 2014!

Posted October 15, 2014 by Ben Granucci

In late September, plane spotters converged on New York City for the annual UN Week. Take a look at which aircraft paid the area a visit.

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La Guardia Airport, seen in 1948. Visible is the airport’s, now closed, “skywalk” observation deck. Accessed for 10 cents admission, it raised $150,000 in dimes in the first year alone. Photo from the Peter Black collection, in care of Jon Proctor.
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Aviation News

La Guardia Turns 75: An In-Depth Look at the Airport’s Distinguished History

Posted October 15, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

On the 75th Anniversary of La Guardia Airport’s dedication, we take a deep look at its history in this heavily narrated photographic tour.

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Southwest Airlines headquarters employees celebrate the end of the Wright Amendment at Dallas Love Field. (Photo: Southwest Airlines)
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Airline News

More to Love: Southwest and Virgin America Launch New Service as Wright Amendment Ends

Posted October 14, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Southwest Airlines and Virgin America celebrated the inauguration of new non-stop service at Dallas Love Field on Monday as the Wright Amendment restrictions officially ended.

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An extreme case of foreign object debris.
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No Item Too Small: How Airports Deal with FOD

Posted October 13, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Foreign objects on airport paved surfaces can pose serious risks, from damaging tires or engines to causing a major catastrophe. See what airports do to ensure that objects and debris don’t interfere with air safety.

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