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New British Airways Cabin Crew Complain of “Intimidating Behaviour” to Government Inspectors

Some new British Airways cabin crew who have joined the airline since March 2019 have complained to government inspectors of “feeling patronised” and of... Read More

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Ch-ch-changes atop Panasonic Avionics

The past few years have not been easy for top leadership at Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC) . Following a bribery scandal in 2017-2018 the company brought in many... Read More

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ThinKom touts low-drag advantages in push for regional jet connectivity

Getting high-speed satellite-based internet service on to regional jets has proven an uphill battle to date. Antenna manufacturer ThinKom hopes its Ka2517 solution can... Read More

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6 Interesting Plans Iberia Has For 2020

As someone who books the majority of his flights on oneworld airlines, I take more than a passing interest in the announcements that emanate from the likes of BA, Qatar... Read More

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KLM pursues a new option to hang in World Business Class

Can something as simple as a hanger change the inflight passenger experience? KLM aims to find out as it deploys a new model, designed and build by Kaelis, in the... Read More

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Wuhan Coronavirus: European Airlines Not Following Cathay Pacific, Allowing Cabin Crew to Wear Face Masks

Major European and North American airlines have not followed in the lead of Cathay Pacific and Taiwan’s China Airlines who both said they would allow cabin crew to... Read More

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Boeing Delays First Flight of Next-Generation 777X Until Friday at the Earliest, Citing Bad Weather

Boeing has been forced to delay the first test flight of its next-generation 777X aircraft because of bad weather forecast in the Seattle area.  Earlier this week,... Read More

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TripIt adds carbon emissions reporting, offset options

TripIt is expanding its travel tracking resources, adding carbon emissions to its suite of trip details. Read More

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Emotional Support Peacocks and Other Weird and Wonderful Service Animal Species Could Soon be a Thing of the Past Under New Proposals

The U.S. Department of Transport (DOT) is proposing a new rule that would make emotional support peacocks, snakes and other weird and wonderful animal species a thing of... Read More

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SITAONAIR expands digital services scope with GTD Air Services acquisition

After partnering in the development of a digital weather awareness platform for pilots SITAONAIR announced this week that it will acquire GTD Air Services, bringing the... Read More

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Odd: United Adds True Polaris Business Class To A Seasonal Route

United's Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners all offer true Polaris Business Class seats and are mostly (possibly entirely) based at the airline's Newark hub and, in a recent... Read More

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Swiss completes A340 retrofit with updated IFE/C suite

Passengers on the Swiss International Air Lines A340 fleet are now guaranteed to fly with the company's newest product. The carrier announced this week that the fifth... Read More

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Cathay Pacific Authorises Use of Surgical Face Masks for Flight Attendants On ALL Flights as First Wuhan Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific has said it will allow all frontline staff, including flight attendants, to wear disposable surgical face masks at their discretion in response to the... Read More

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Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew Demand Right to Wear Face Masks On All Flights as Wuhan Coronavirus Deaths Rise

Cathay Pacific flight attendants have warned of potentially “catastrophic” consequences should they not be allowed to wear disposable surgical facemasks... Read More

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Eastern Airlines plans JFK-Cabo San Lucas flights as it ramps up scheduled service

The (re)relaunched Eastern Airlines wants to deliver on its promise of a broad geographic footprint. The carrier applied for DoT permission to grow its scheduled service... Read More

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Aviation, health authorities step up efforts to contain Wuhan coronavirus

With a potential global health crisis looming aviation authorities around the world are stepping up efforts to identify and quarantine travelers who may be carrying the... Read More

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Airbus brings A321 production to Toulouse, replacing A380 work

Out with the A380, in with the A321neo. Airbus announced its intention to convert its A380 Lagardère facility in Toulouse to a final assembly line for the... Read More

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South African Airways suspends some flights as losses deepen

Just a day after announcing "flights to all its destinations continue as normal" South African Airways made cuts to its operation. Domestic flights to Cape Town and... Read More

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You Can Now Apply to Become Etihad Airways Cabin Crew ‘In-Person’ at Select Open Day Locations

It’s been nearly 18-months since Etihad Airways restarted the process of hiring cabin crew but up until recently, you had to submit an application online to even... Read More

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Connections, competition spur Delta growth in Miami

It is not quite a hub. Nowhere close, really. But with forty one daily flights to ten US airports planned by mid-Spring Delta Air Lines very much sees Miami as a key... Read More

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Eutelsat KONNECT successfully launched

More Ka-band capacity should be online soon. Eutelsat's KONNECT satellite successfuly launched last week and is now raising to its geostationary orbit location to serve... Read More

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South African Airways Seeks to Reassures Passengers as Deadline for $274 Million Emergency Bailout Nears

South African Airways (SAA) has sought to reassure passengers as the deadline for a four billion Rand (USD$274 million) bailout nears.  The South African government... Read More

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Lufthansa Reinvents First Class With New ‘Premium Business Class’ According to Reports

Lufthansa is one of the few European airlines to still offer a proper First Class cabin on certain long-haul routes but it is a product that becoming ever more... Read More

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The CDC is to Start Screening Passengers for Mysterious Illness That Has Sickened as Many as 1,700 People

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday afternoon that it would start screening arriving passengers at three U.S. airports for signs of a... Read More

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Lufthansa Suspends Flights to Both Tehran and Through Iranian Airspace Until March 28 at the Earliest

Lufthansa has said it will suspend all flights to the Iranian capital Tehran until 28 March at the earliest.  In a statement posted to its official Twitter account,... Read More

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Ryanair and British Airways Owner Threaten Legal Action Over Bailout of Small Regional Airline Flybe

Two of Europe’s largest airline groups have threatened legal action over a proposed government-backed rescue of small British regional carrier Flybe.  The UK... Read More

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Gogo to increase inflight capacity with Hispasat’s Amazonus Nexus satellite

When it comes to delivering inflight connectivity capacity demand in the the Americas and North Atlantic remains massive. Gogo aims to cover that challenge through... Read More

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Qatar Airways Adds Qsuite Service To Another UK Airport

Thanks to the introduction of new aircraft and the increased speed with which Qatar Airways is refitting its older aircraft, the Qsuite Business Class cabin is not... Read More

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JetBlue confirms network shift to the east, cuts at Long Beach, closing Oakland

JetBlue will cut its Long Beach focus city to just 15 flights a day. The move, first tipped last night, is the latest in a shift of the airline's resources away from the... Read More

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Etihad Commits to Achieving Zero Net Carbon Emissions by 2050, Plans to Halve Emissions Within 15 Years

Etihad Airways has followed the lead of the owner of British Airways and Iberia by committing to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2050.  In addition, Etihad... Read More

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Air Canada launches A220 flights

Air Canada inaugurated service on its new A220-300 today, the latest carrier to bring the type to passengers. Read More

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