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Elderly flight passenger throws coins into engine for ‘luck’, delays take-off for hours

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A flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou was delayed after an elderly woman passenger was suspected of throwing coins into the plane’s engine to ensure “good luck”, mainland media reported. (www.scmp.com) More...

NASA's supersonic X-plane project passes key milestone

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Those still nostalgic about the Concorde can take heart because a new era of supersonic flight just came a step closer. NASA says that its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) project has passed its preliminary design review (PDR), opening the way for design and construction of the Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) X-plane. (newatlas.com) More...

Delta expands Comfort+ to regional flights

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Aligning with Delta’s focus on improving choice for customers and enhancing the on-board experience, the airline is now continuing to expand Delta Comfort+ on some of its regional aircraft, adding more Delta Comfort+ seats on its E-175, E-170, CRJ-900 and CRJ-700 aircraft. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Thai Airways Aims to Buy Almost 30 Planes to Modernize Fleet

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Thai Airways International Pcl said it plans to modernize its fleet by replacing almost 30 older aircraft over the next five years, adding to the climbing demand for planes in Asia. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

The World's Top Airline Stock Is SpiceJet With 124% Advance

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Two and a half years after SpiceJet Ltd. was forced to ground its entire fleet on its inability to pay a mere $2.2 million in fuel bills, the budget airline has become the world’s best-performing airline stock -- with $26 billion in plane orders to boot. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

This new private jet service offers unlimited flights to Europe

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Frequent flying is about to be taken to a new level with the European launch of Surf Air, a subscription service that lets members fly unlimited trips on a private jet for a monthly fee. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...