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No, Avatar is not buying 30 new Boeing 747s

A "Letter of Intent" making the rounds online last week suggested that Avatar wants to buy thirty 747-8i planes from Boeing. Despite being shared as a credible potential... Read More

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American Airlines Flight Attendant Claims He Was Sacked Because of the Keto Diet

A former American Airlines flight attendant who was sacked after failing an alcohol breathalyzer test is fighting for his job back, claiming that going on the... Read More

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British Airways Will Lose its Chief Operating Officer and Director of People in Management Shakeup Following Last Year’s Pilot Strike

British Airways will lose both its Chief Operations Officer and Director of People in a management shakeup that follows last year’s expensive and embarrassing... Read More

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Cathay Pacific Further Reduces Passenger Capacity to 40% Following the “Most Challenging” Chinese New Year Period Ever

Cathay Pacific announced it has slashed overall passenger capacity by a further 10 per cent for the months of February and March after facing a “substantial”... Read More

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Air Astana announces new flights to Mumbai from Almaty

Air Astana has announced a new flight between Mumbai and Almaty which will go live on June 1, 2020, onwards. There is a transit visa for free involved as well. Here are... Read More

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South Korean Celebrities Are Becoming Cabin Crew for the Day in a Show That Has Taken the Country by Storm

A group of South Korean celebrities are appearing in the second series of a wildly popular reality show that sees them become fully-fledged members of cabin crew. The... Read More

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Samsonite Offering Extra 20% Off All Purchases Plus Additional Savings of up to 50% in Huge President’s Day Sale

Samsonite is one of the most recognised luggage brand names in the world – which probably shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the company is the... Read More

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The COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak Could Cost Airlines at Least $5 Billion in the First Three Months of 2020 Alone

The global airline industry stands to lose between four to five billion U.S. dollars in the first three months of 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak... Read More

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British Airways Bans Hot Towel Service On All Flights in Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus Fears

British Airways has allegedly stopped its hot towel service on all flights in response to fears over the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. According to an airline insider,... Read More

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Delta Air Lines CEO Wades into the Reclining Airplane Seat Debate After Video Goes Viral and Divides Opinion

Ed Bastain, the chief executive of Delta Air Lines waded into the debate on whether to recline or not to recline your airplane seat when he appeared in a segment on... Read More

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Delta Air Lines Woo’s Employees With ‘Thank You’ Aircraft Livery Spelt With All 90,000 Employees Names

Delta Air Lines has gone on an all-out offensive to woo its employees, unveiling a special aircraft livery with the words ‘Thank You’ emblazoned across the... Read More

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Passenger Onboard Virgin Atlantic Flight Spent a Week in Hospital After Breaking Ankle in Two Places During Freak Turbulence

The UK’s Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has just released a report into a freak accident on board a Virgin Atlantic flight from New Dehli to London... Read More

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Huge News: Alaska Airlines To Join Oneworld + American Expands In Seattle

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines have issued a joint statement in which they have announced a new "West Coast International Alliance" under which Alaska's West... Read More

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American Airlines, Alaska Airlines team up for West Coast international alliance

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are longtime partners. That relationship is set to get a lot deeper as the two establish a "west coast international alliance" with... Read More

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American Schedules Increased Service To Rio De Janeiro In 2021

American has recently been trying to make up for the collapse of its partnership with LATAM (and the exit of that partner from the oneworld alliance) by partnering with... Read More

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Qantas Threatens to Hire Low-Cost Pilots to Operate Ultra-Long-Haul ‘Project Sunrise’ Flights

Australian flag-carrier Qantas has allegedly threatened to hire a new lower-cost group of pilots to operate so-called ‘Project Sunrise’ flights –... Read More

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Low-Cost Airline Norwegian Records Higher Losses in 2019 as it Strives to Return to Profitability, Blames Boeing 737MAX Issues

Low-cost long-haul carrier Norwegian has recorded a loss of NOK 1,609 million in 2019 – Nearly 10 per cent more than the NOK 1,454 million loss reported the... Read More

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Woman Assaulted for Reclining Her Seat On American Airlines Flight But Thousands Jump to Defence of Perpetrator

Wendi Williams, a teacher from Charlotte, North Carolina could never have imagined attending a teaching conference in New Orleans would end up in her becoming the center... Read More

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Etihad Airways Plans to Launch Subscription-Based Flying for Frequent Travellers

Subscription-based services are all the rage at the moment – from weekly meal kits and vegetable boxes to toothbrush heads, shavers and even underwear. And now you... Read More

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British Airways Cancelling One of Two Daily Flights to Hong Kong, Redeploying Airbus A380

British Airways will join a growing list of airlines that have significantly reduced or cancelled flights altogether to Hong Kong due to a massive slump in demand. The... Read More

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Scandinavian Airline SAS Pulls New Commercial Less Than 24 Hours After its Release, Claiming it’s Been “Hijacked”

The pan-Scandinavian airline SAS has been forced to pull a brand new commercial less than 24-hours after it was first released, saying the campaign has been... Read More

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Southwest Flight Attendants Now Urge Passengers to Report “Unwelcome Behavior” in Onboard PA’s

If you’ve travelled with Southwest Airlines over the last few weeks then you may have noticed an interesting change to the usual announcements that flight... Read More

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Air Italy Goes Into Voluntary Liquidation After Racking Up Losses of €330 Million in 2019

The embattled Sardinia-based carrier Air Italy has announced it will be going into voluntary liquidation after racking up losses of €330 million in 2019 – a... Read More

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What we learned about Breeze in this week’s DOT filing

Breeze Airways is ready to take flight. Or at least it is very close. The new carrier hopes to launch service later this year. And we now know (a tiny bit) more about... Read More

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Heathrow Airport Warns it Will Fall Behind Paris Charles de Gaulle if it Doesn’t Get the Go-Ahead for Expansion Soon

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) claims it will lose its title as Europe’s leading hub airport within two years if it doesn’t get the go-ahead to build a third... Read More

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Qantas is Hiring Long-Haul Cabin Crew for its Sydney Base But You Only Have Seven Day’s to Apply

It’s time to get your CV updated and there’s not a minute to spare – Qantas has just opened up applications for new cabin crew to join its... Read More

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The fate of Qatar-Owned Air Italy Could be Decided Within Hours – Reports of Possible Liquidation

Italian media reports suggest the fate of Air Italy could be decided on Tuesday with the possibility of liquidating the venture a real possibility according to sources... Read More

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Simplicity speeds LATAM’s premium economy deployment fleet-wide

Bringing a new class of service online is a major effort for any airline. LATAM Airlines' new premium economy deployment is staggered, but rolling it out across the... Read More

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America’s Most Powerful Flight Attendant Warns Wildcat Strikes Could Hit Airlines if They Push Their Workers Too Far

Sara Nelson, often referred to America’s most powerful flight attendant, has said wildcat strikes could hit airlines if workers are pushed too far. Nelson, who as... Read More

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Qantas Suspended a Cleaner Who Raised Concerns About Cleaning a Boeing 747 Used to Rescue Australians from Wuhan

Australian flag-carrier Qantas suspended a groundworker who raised concerns about cleaning a Boeing 747 used to rescue 241 Australian nationals from Wuhan, the epicentre... Read More

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Breeze Airways, the Airline Formally Known as ‘Moxy Air’ is Now Accepting Applications for Pilots, Flight Attendants and Other Staff

The serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman’s new carrier is set to start operations later this year and we finally have a name and more details about the... Read More

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