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Delta seeks subscription success with SkyMiles Select

Is it a new, lower elite tier that passengers can just buy outright, a threat to the co-branded credit card cash cow that drives so much of the airline's profits, or... Read More

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Lufthansa Accused of Trying to Frighten Flight Attendants into Submission Over Strike Action

Lufthansa has described a proposed strike which has been called by the flight attendants union for six hours on Sunday “unlawful” and threatened to take... Read More

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Big News: JetBlue & Norwegian Say They Intend To Partner Up

JetBlue and Norwegian have just announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent for an interline agreement which will "allow customers to combine low fares in a... Read More

JetBlue, Norwegian aim to link route networks in 2020

JetBlue and Norwegian intend to establish an interline agreement, allowing passengers to transfer more easily between the two carriers on a single ticket. But the... Read More

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Qatar Airways Keeps Up Pressure On Delta Air Lines; Says It Could Increase Stake in LATAM

There’s no bigger troll in the aviation industry it would seem than Akbar Al Baker, the often outspoken chief executive of Qatar Airways.  Just a few weeks... Read More

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Turkmenistan Airlines Has Been Removed from the European Union’s List of Banned Airlines

Turkmenistan Airlines has managed to get itself removed from a list that no airline would ever want to find itself on… the European Union’s Air Safety List... Read More

United plans more seats per departure with fleet renewal

United Airlines wants to get bigger. The carrier has plans to expand its fleet in the coming years but it also wants to get more seats in the sky per flight. And it... Read More

Acro seats selected for Ukraine’s SkyUp Airlines

Score another customer for the Acro's slimline seat portfolio. Ukrainian LCC and charter operator SkyUp Airlines will fly the Acro Series 3 Ultra on its fleet of 737 NG... Read More

AeroMobile adds Thai, UAE partners to inflight cellular roaming

Easier access to inflight connectivity is now available to cell phone subscribers on du in the UAE or TrueMobile in Thailand, thanks to preferred roaming agreements... Read More

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Etihad Airways and Air Arabia Announce Joint Venture to Create Abu Dhabi’s First Low-Cost Airline

Etihad Airways and Air Arabia announced a new partnership on Wednesday to create an airline called Air Arabia Abu Dhabi – the city’s first low-cost... Read More

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One of Delta’s Very First Flight Attendants Has Died at the Grand Old Age of 103

Delta Air Lines has expressed its sadness of learning the news that one of its very first flight attendants has died at the grand old age of 103.  When the then... Read More

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All About Alaska Airlines & Time For Southwest Companion Pass

For those living in the Northwest, Alaska Airlines has become a big player post Virgin America merger and with new partners like Singapore Airlines. Today Ben... Read More

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Air New Zealand Will Offer More Legroom In Economy Class (For A Price)

Air New Zealand appears to believe that there are a significant number of flyers for whom its standard Economy Class seats are too tight and for whom the cost of Premium... Read More

Air France picks ECOS for bigger bins on A320 family

Air France passengers will soon find more overhead bin space on board. The carrier announced its intention to retrofit 40 A320s and 11 A321s with the"Efficient Cabin... Read More

AirGo, Royal Air Maroc launch streaming IFE trial

Royal Air Maroc will bring inflight entertainment to its smallest aircraft this month. The company will trial a streaming solution from AirGo.Aero on one of its Embraer... Read More

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SWISS Grounds its Entire Fleet of Airbus A220 Aircraft For Urgent Inspections Following Engine Incident

SWISS International Air Lines is warning of mass flight cancellations after the airline took the abrupt decision to ground its entire fleet of 29 Airbus A220 aircraft on... Read More

United Crushes Elites And 17X On Purchases

Welcome to NowBoarding: The Official BoardingArea Podcast! This week Jon Nickel-D’Andrea from No Mas Coach joins host Ed... Read More

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Australian Woman Who Sued Emirates Claiming She Was Refused Water Loses Court Case

An Australian woman who sued Emirates in the Victoria Supreme Court has lost her legal battle with the Dubai-based airline.  Linda Di Falco had alleged cabin crew... Read More

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American Airlines Flight Attendants Could Still Veto Reintroduction of Boeing 737MAX Slated for Jan. 16

Last week, American Airlines gave a significant update on the planned re-entry into service of the Boeing 737MAX with the news that the airline plans phasing the... Read More

JHAS picks up a customer, launches a new seating line

Even older planes deserve a refresh inside from time to time. And sometimes that can mean a new product launch as well. This week Italian upstart aircraft seating... Read More

Lufthansa Technik dives in to the Chinese inflight connectivity market

Announcements related to inflight connectivity in China are hard to process. Vendors continue to sign agreements and push out releases but forward progress in terms of... Read More

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Lufthansa Flight Attendants Union Announces Strike Action on 20th October, More Could Follow

The union that claims to represent flight attendants at German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced a five-hour strike which is set to take place on the 20th October at... Read More

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Emirates Pushes Back First Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777X Until 2021 at the Earliest

Last month, Sir Tim Clark, the longtime President of Dubai-based airline Emirates told reporters that the carrier was expecting a delay in the first delivery of brand... Read More

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Emirates Unveils Special Airbus A380 Decal to Celebrate the UAE’s First Space Astronaut

An Emirates aircraft, with its distinctive livery featuring a stylised version of the UAE’s national flag on the tailfin and the bold gold lettering in... Read More

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Air Canada Will No Longer Refer to Passengers as “Ladies and Gentlemen” in Onboard Announcements

Air Canada will soon embrace gender-neutral onboard announcements according to a recent internal memo sent to the airline’s flight attendants.  Like many... Read More

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TUI Airways Accused of Sexist Stereotyping: Encouraging Boys to Become Pilots and Girls Cabin Crew

Last year, TUI Airways faced some fierce criticism after it emerged cabin crew had gender-stereotyped child passengers and given out stickers that said “Future TUI... Read More

Counting Challenges: PaxEx Update 11 October 2019

How much is too much for the 737 program in a single week? And is there an end in sight for the shifting of loyalty programs away from loyalty? Plus, inflight wifi and a... Read More

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Boss of British Airways’ Parent Company Thinks He Could Do Better Job at Negotiating Pilots Dispute

The boss of British Airways’ parent company has signalled frustration at not being able to get directly involved in negotiations over a long-running dispute... Read More

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Fiji Airways Reveals New A350 Business Class (Coming To Los Angeles)

Earlier this year Fiji Airways and Airbus let it be known that it would be taking delivery of two Airbus A350-900 aircraft in the latter part of 2019 and that the new... Read More

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United Announces The First 15 CRJ-550 Routes (Flights On Sale Tomorrow)

United Airlines has announced that fares for flights on its new regional Bombardier CRJ-550 aircraft will go on sale from 12 October 2019 for travel commencing 27... Read More

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Did Emirates Really Warn Cabin Crew They Face Disciplinary Action for “Facial Enhancements”?

Is this for real?  An apparently leaked internal memo from Dubai-based airline Emirates which was allegedly sent to its cabin crew warns they face possible... Read More

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