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Why does London have so many airports?

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The history of every airport in London, including some that have disappeared, and some that don't really count. (www.youtube.com) More...

Pilot Walks Away after Mooney Power Loss into LAL

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Polk County Sheriff's Office and Lakeland Fire Department responded to the crash which happened around 3 p.m. in the 3900 block of Pipkin Creek Road. First responders arrived on-scene and discovered that the pilot and sole occupant, walked away from the crash with only minor injuries. The pilot's is 55-year-old Richard Simile, from Auburn, Alabama, who was practicing for the Sun 'n Fun fly in, which begins Tuesday at Lakeland Linder Airport. Simile ran to a nearby home, banged on the door and… (www.wfla.com) More...

Watch This Pilot Somehow Crash And Fly Away At The Same Time

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Sometimes pilots make mistakes. If they’re lucky, nobody gets hurt and you walk away to fly another day. This pilot somehow managed to make a series of bad choices and still managed to keep on flying. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

F-35 public debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

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U.S. aviation enthusiasts will have their first glance at the U.S. military's second fifth generation stealth fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II at this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

UK airports passenger traffic continues fourth year of growth

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The number of passengers traveling through UK airports last year increased for the fourth year in a row, bringing the total to just below the pre-recession peak of 2007. According to figures released by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), UK airports (excluding the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) handled 238 million passengers in 2014, an increase of 4.4% (10 million passengers) over 2013, and just three million short of the 2007 peak of 241 million. (atwonline.com) More...

'Good Old Days' of Air Travel Weren't All Good, Bad Times of Today Not All Bad

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According to the respected AQR, airline performance has declined in terms of lost bags, on-time planes and passenger complaints. As the report dryly notes, this "does not send a positive message to consumers that see an industry enjoying positive economic times." (abcnews.go.com) More...

RCAF Snowbirds Tank Cam

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RCAF Snowbirds install a 4K HD camera on Snowbird 1 and the results are unreal! (www.youtube.com) More...

United Airlines May Be the Outside Savior That Brazil’s Azul Needs

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Azul SA’s quest for an alliance outside Brazil to win more passengers makes United Continental Holdings Inc. the best possible partner, according to analysts at Raymond James and Imperial Capital. (skift.com) More...

From carpets to cargo containers: How the world's largest airlines get lean

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For airlines, every penny counts. When it comes to saving money, one of the key areas airlines must target is the ways in which they can make their flights lighter and more efficient. (www.manufacturingglobal.com) More...

United Airlines to connect Newcastle, UK, to New York

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United Airlines is set to add a seventh airport to its UK network this summer with the launch of seasonal nonstop service between Newcastle and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

Are airlines poised to charge more for kids?

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Brazilian airlines may charge more for children under 2, a trend that could spread to the U.S. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

The golden age of air travel: Jet back in time to when flying was glamorous

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In the past 75 years, the experience of flying has changed in many ways. In the olden days, flying was only available to the select elite who could afford it. (www.express.co.uk) More...

Germanwings Crash Exposes History of Denial on Risk of Pilot Suicide

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When Andreas Lubitz sent an email in 2009 seeking reinstatement to Lufthansa’s flight-training program after a monthslong absence, he appended what in retrospect was a clear warning signal about his fitness to fly passenger jetliners: an acknowledgment that he had suffered from severe depression. (www.nytimes.com) More...

AirAsia CEO: We lost Skymark

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Air Asia has likely "lost" the bid to take over bankrupt Japanese low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines, CEO Tony Fernandes told CNBC. (www.cnbc.com) More...

Airline, cargo bosses bullish on outlook

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Most airline and airfreight bosses remain upbeat about the outlook in the year ahead, with further growth in profitability expected. (www.bangkokpost.com) More...

Airline customer satisfaction up, but industry ranks low

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Customer satisfaction with U.S. air carriers has risen, approaching a peak not seen in over 20 years, according to a report released Monday. But airlines still trail virtually all other industries when it comes to making consumers happy. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Airline merger could win over, or repel, fliers

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If you think the merger between American Airlines and US Airways is all over but the shouting, think again. (www.stltoday.com) More...

Airlines Slash Routes to Moscow in Latest Sign of Russia's Growing Isolation

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Carriers scratch flights as the number of foreign visitors declines and the plunging ruble keeps Russian vacationers at home (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Thai airline services on the line as safety deadline nears

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The passenger services of 28 Thai-registered international airlines will for a time be at the mercy of the countries they fly to because verification of their air operator certificates cannot be completed... (www.bangkokpost.com) More...

The Airline Toilet That Is Set to Revolutionize In-Flight Relief

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In a surprise move in the high-altitude game of thrones, Zodiac Aerospace has developed the Swiss Army Knife of aircraft toilets–destined to forever revolutionize the plane lavatory. (skift.com) More...

Asiana Airlines to Pay 5.4 Million Won to Each Passenger in Accident

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Asiana Airlines announced on April 18 that it decided to pay US$5,000 (5.4 million won) to all passengers on board its flight that skidded off the runway after hitting a communications tower while landing at Japan's Hiroshima Airport recently. (www.businesskorea.co.kr) More...

Airlines aim for friendlier skies

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It's stressful in the air nowadays, but some airlines are making new efforts to ease the pain. (www.cnbc.com) More...

Airline food across the classes: Ever wondered what the other half are eating?

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Food on a plane is about more than nutrition. There is a tenacious boredom involved in air travel: it gets into all the crevices of your mind, like sand on a beach. And the best way to fight it is with food. Airlines know this, which is why even in economy class you get three courses, cheese and a bun. (www.independent.co.uk) More...

‘International MH370 probe team to promote air travel security’

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The Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 which vanished on March 8 last year is constantly striving to improve the quality and safety standards of the aviation industry. (www.therakyatpost.com) More...

Alaska Airlines Bans Worker For Sleeping On Duty And Forcing Emergency Landing

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The contract baggage handler, who got trapped inside the cargo of Alaska Airlines flight 448 recently, has been banned from all the future work with the airline. (en.yibada.com) More...

GE: Air travel 'very robust' and airlines restocking inventories on better profit expectations

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General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt reported (17-Apr-2015) air travel “continues to be very robust” with strong growth in both passenger and freight revenue kilometres, particularly in the period last year Middle East and Asia-Pacific. (centreforaviation.com) More...

Japan's Skymark Airlines Keeps Haneda Slots in Rescue Deal With ANA

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Skymark Airlines Inc., the Japanese carrier that filed for bankruptcy protection, will keep its landing slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport as part of a rescue deal it struck with ANA Holdings Inc., people familiar with the matter said. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Pressure grows on ACCC to drop opposition to Qantas-China Eastern alliance

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Pressure is building on the competition regulator to drop its opposition to a deeper alliance between Qantas and China Eastern after a peak tourism and transport lobby group and the long-haul pilots' union labelled its stance on the case "somewhat unbalanced" and counter to moves to boost trade with China. (www.smh.com.au) More...

Air rage becoming more common, due to airlines' shrinking seats

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Airlines are packing ever more seats into economy class to protect profit margins from falling ticket prices, prompting concerns over health and safety from travellers and crew. (fortune.com) More...

7 PH airlines may be flying to Europe

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More Philippine air carriers may soon take to European skies.(Caap) spokesman Eric Apolonio said a five-man team from the European Union will assess the safety oversight system for air carriers and the possible lifting of the ban against seven local airlines which have the capacity to comply with aviation safety regulations. (globalnation.inquirer.net) More...

Korean Air expands codeshare routes with China Airlines

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The agreement will allow Korean Air to sell tickets with its marketing flight number KE on the flights operated by China Airlines. (www.traveldailynews.asia) More...

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