Sam Chui
Dubai Airport Flooded – Flight Cancellation and Disruption
Dubai International Airport was struck by heavy rains and flooding on Tuesday, leading to significant flight disruptions. The downpour caused a series of issues, affecting tens of thousands of passengers. The airport, which typically handles over 100 flight arrivals on a normal evening, was forced to suspend operations for around...
Sam Chui
End Of An Era: NASA’s Airborne Science DC-8 Retires After 37 Years
NASA's Douglas DC-8 is about to be honorably repurposed and replaced. Read on for details and the author's visit to the famous DC-8 for OLYMPEX. The post End Of An Era: NASA’s Airborne Science DC-8 Retires After 37 Years appeared first on SamChui.com.
Sam Chui
Airspace Closure in the Middle East + Flight Diversions
Airspace closures through the Middle East have grounded and diverted flights, after Iran reportedly launched drones toward Israel on April 13. Following the drone attack, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, and Lebanon closed their airspace. As many airlines already avoid Iranian airspace, the Middle East region which serves as an overflight region...
Sam Chui
GeminiJets Airplane Models – Feb/Mar 2024 New Release + Discounts
I have been collecting GeminiJets since they launched 20 years ago! During depressing times, I have found that model collecting can take away some of the stress! Special Offer This is a sponsored post to showcase the latest GeminiJets airplane model releases. Hope you find something you like. To purchase GeminiJets, go to DiecastJets.com and use...
Sam Chui
CEO Talks: Air France-KLM Ben Smith on SAS and The Paris Olympics
Air France-KLM CEO Benjamin Smith is embracing the latest news on SAS Scandinavian Airlines, which has received U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval for its reorganization plan and now expects to emerge from Chapter 11 in mid-2024. He also outlines the challenges regarding the Olympic Summer Games this year. SAS joining SkyTeam...
Sam Chui
Southwest Boeing 737 Lost Engine Cowling During Takeoff
On 7th April 2024, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 lost both cowlings from engine no.2 during takeoff from Denver. Parts of the cowling struck the wing flap, prompting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to open an investigation. The Boeing 737-800 with registration N8668A was operating flight WN3695 from Denver to Houston with 135...
Suites and Lobbies
Video Review: Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 First Class SEA-HNL
Embarking on a journey from Seattle to Honolulu is not always an exciting prospect, but when the opportunity arises to do so in first class aboard the Boeing 737 Max 9 with Alaska Airlines, then things change a bit. join me in my latest video, as I take you along...
Sam Chui
What Happens If You Miss Your Flight? 5 Things You Should Know
Passengers must always report to the airline first. The post What Happens If You Miss Your Flight? 5 Things You Should Know appeared first on SamChui.com.
Sam Chui
CEO Talks: 3 Trends to Reshape the Airline Market
The aviation industry is finally entering a new cycle, where everything is headed in an upward trajectory. That includes not only demand for air travel, but also lease rates and the number of potential bankruptcies. How can airlines navigate this increasingly competitive landscape? Chairman of Avia Solutions Group Gediminas Ziemelis...
Sam Chui
Safe Air B727 Collides With Disabled MD-82 in South Sudan
On 31st March 2024, a Safe Air Boeing 727 collided with a disabled MD-82 at Malakal Airfield in South Sudan. Following the collision, the B727 broke into two parts and all those onboard disembarked the aircraft with minor injuries. The Safe Air Boeing 727-200F with registration 5Y-IRE was attempting to...
TravelUpdate
Have you seen these Boeing 727 Eastern Airlines TV commercials?
At the dawn of the jet age, airline advertising often highlighted the aircraft you were going to fly on. That is exactly what happens in these Eastern Airlines TV commercials, letting the well heeled 1960s passenger have a taste of what was to come. Eastern Airlines was once one of...
Sam Chui
Emirates And Ethiopian Airlines Collision at 37,000ft Averted by Somaliland ATC
Two aircraft were involved in another near miss while flying over the Horn of Africa. The post Emirates And Ethiopian Airlines Collision at 37,000ft Averted by Somaliland ATC appeared first on SamChui.com.
Suites and Lobbies
Video Review: Alaska Airlines 3 Lounges At Seattle-Tacoma Airport
I recently had the chance to explore the Alaska Airlines lounges at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, and I must say, they offer quite a range of experiences. In this video, I’ll walk you through each lounge, located in the C Concourse, D Concourse, and the North Satellite, sharing my thoughts and...
Sam Chui
Top 10: World’s Largest Airlines by Capacity Q1 2024
In this article, we reveal the top 10 airlines of Q1 2024 by region, based on Available Seat Miles (ASMs), number of flights, and seats offered. Note that the airlines are ranked using Available Seat Miles (ASMs) as the primary metric, according to data from CIRIUM. ASMs offer a comprehensive...
Sam Chui
FAA Increasing Oversight of United Airlines, May Restrict New Routes and Projects
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is increasing its oversight of United Airlines in the wake of recent safety incidents. This includes reviewing processes, manuals, and facilities, to assess compliance with safety regulations. Even though the airline declined to comment, the FAA is reportedly considering preventing the carrier from adding new...