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British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner Badly Damaged After Nose Gear Collapses at Heathrow Airport

A British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been badly damaged after the front nose gear collapsed while it was parked on a remote stand at Heathrow Airport in West... Read More

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Flexjet picks Viasat to upgrade BizJet connectivity

Fractional jet ownership leader FlexJet will add Viasat's in-flight connectivity products to portions of its fleet, bringing high-speed internet service to its... Read More

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Finnair’s Business Light Fares May Not Be So Bad (For Some)

For the past few days, things have been looking pretty gloomy on the Finnair Business Class fares front, but a little bit of digging has revealed that the news may not... Read More

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Arc begins mapping a new digital services future for Panasonic Avionics

Two years following official product launch the Arc maps solution from Panasonic Avionics holds a miniscule market share. As the industry emerges from its... Read More

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Hong Kong Refuses Visa Extensions for Non-Local Cabin Crew, Cathay Pacific Appeals

Hong Kong immigration officials have refused to extend work visas for non-local Cathay Pacific cabin crew who live in the territory the airline confirmed on Thursday.... Read More

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United Airlines Will Allow Flight Attendants to Have Visible Tattoos and More Piercings in Updated Grooming Rules

United Airlines plans big changes to its appearance and grooming standards for flight attendants and other frontline uniform-wearing employees beginning September 1,... Read More

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Cathay Pacific Wants to Have a Single Pilot Flying Long-Haul Passenger Flights Within Four Years

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific is working with European aerospace giant Airbus on a solo pilot system that would allow the carrier to reduce the number of flight... Read More

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Aer Lingus delays Manchester-US service launch

The Aer Lingus hub at Manchester, UK is taking a delay. Citing slower than expected reopening of the US-UK travel corridor, Aer Lingus will delay the launch of US routes... Read More

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Unruly Flight Attendant Who Disrupted Delta Air Lines Flight Faces 20 Years in Prison After Federal Charge

The off-duty flight attendant who disrupted a Delta Air Lines flight and attacked his colleagues faces the prospect of spending the next 20 years in federal prison, as... Read More

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Southwest Airlines Facing Second Day of Mass Disruption After Another IT System Outage

An IT system outage had grounded Southwest Airlines flights across the United States for the second day in a row with the airline saying it was aware of system issues.... Read More

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US DOT seeks major penalty for Air Canada’s no refund policy

It took more than a year, but the US Department of Transportation is ready to pursue regulatory actions against Air Canada. Citing a lack of progress in resolving the... Read More

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U.S. Seeks $25.5 Million Fine from Air Canada Over Pandemic No-Refund Policy

The U.S. Department of Transport (DOT) said on Tuesday that it was seeking a $25.5 million fine from Air Canada over the carrier’s failure to issue pandemic-related... Read More

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JetBlue Flight Attendants Feel Unsafe Commuting to Newark and Being “Crammed” into a Rest Area Where They Have to Sit on the Floor

JetBlue flight attendants have to commute across New York in the middle of the night only to then be “crammed” into a crew break room with so few seats that they are... Read More

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Air France picks WiFi for A220 fleet

Air France selected the 2Ku solution from Intelsat to fit its A220 fleet, adding a bit of variation to the carrier's connectivity configurations. Read More

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Turkish Airlines Increases Services To Five US Cities

Turkish Airlines operates to 10 US cities out of its base in Istanbul (the Turkish Airlines website may claim that the airline flies to "208 different locations in... Read More

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Finnair launches “Business Light” basic premium fare option

Finnair believes that some business class passengers might be making the purchase solely for the premium in-flight experience. The carrier launched a "Business Light"... Read More

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Man Sues 7 Airlines Claiming Face Mask Rules Are Discriminatory, Causes Him Anxiety

A man has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging the way in which seven airlines, including Delta Air Lines, Alaska and Southwest, have interpreted a federal... Read More

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Emirates Bailed Out by Dubai Government as it Slides to $6 Billion Pandemic Loss

The Emirates Group, which includes Emirates airline as well as ground handling company Dnata and a range of catering and hospitality companies, reported a $6 billion... Read More

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AA Flight Attendant Accused of Telling Nusing Mother She Was “Disgusting” For Breastfeeding Her Young Baby

A new mother says an American Airlines flight attendant left her feeling “embarrassed and disrespected” after she was called “disgusting” for breastfeeding her... Read More

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“Enough is Enough”: U.S. Pilots Demand More Protection After Surge in Unruly Passenger Behavior

U.S.-based pilots are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transport (DOT) to hurry up and make secondary flight deck barriers a legal... Read More

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No More Taxpayer Funding for Air New Zealand Pilots to Quarantine in 5 Star Downtown Auckland Hotel

The New Zealand government is will no longer fund a dedicated quarantine facility for pilots and cabin crew from the country’s flag carrier airline at a five star... Read More

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Graphic video of recent airport shooting released; paints terrifying picture

The San Antonio Police Department recently released a video of the horrifying airport shooting that occurred at the San Antonio Airport in mid-April. Viewer discretion... Read More

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Off-Duty ‘Flight Attendant’ Attempts to Open Plane Door Mid-Flight, Fights With Passengers

A Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta declared an emergency and diverted to Oklahoma Will Rogers World Airport on Friday night after a passenger sat in... Read More

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Alaska Airlines Announces New Winter Routes From The West Coast

In the past three months, Alaska Airlines has announced new routes out the Pacific Northwest, new routes to California's wine country, and new routes between California... Read More

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United Airlines Doesn’t Plan Any More Furloughs When Federal Payroll Support Ends in September

United Airlines confirmed on Friday that it doesn’t have any plans to furlough staff when the current round of funding from a federal payroll support program ends in... Read More

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SmartSky activates test corridor, moves towards nation-wide deployment

With the "completion of all technical milestones and the opening of the first fully operational coverage zone," the SmartSky in-flight connectivity network is beginning... Read More

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Couple Fight Onboard Southwest Airlines Flight, Cause Fire When Their Cell Phone is Smashed

A Southwest Airlines flight from Dallas Love Field to Fort Lauderdale was forced to divert to Pensacola on Wednesday when a couple onboard the plane started arguing and... Read More

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Transat to double down on air travel, dump hotels

Many airlines want to be far more than that. Hopes of expanding to offer myriad travel (and, in some cases non-travel) services are broad, extending a brand throughout... Read More

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Flight Attendant hits his limit, goes off on an entire airplane, and we are cheering

An American Airlines flight attendant hits his limit and goes off on the rude passengers who've been mistreating him and his fellow crew on a recent Charlotte-bound... Read More

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Lufthansa Putting Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets On Short-Haul Routes Due to Overwhelming Demand

The German airline Lufthansa says it has witnessed a 25-fold increase in bookings for the popular Spanish holiday island of Mallorca and as a result is now planning to... Read More

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Another Delta Flight Has Been Forced to Divert Due to a Drunk “Out of Control” Passenger

A Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to New York JFK was forced to divert to Detroit on Thursday night after a passenger created a “threat” to the aircraft. The... Read More

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