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LAX Unveils $148 Million Connector To Link International, Domestic Terminals

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Passengers moving from some domestic terminals to the international terminal at Los Angeles International Airport can now avoid a long walk and security re-screening thanks to a new connector. The $148.5 million connector opened with fanfare Thursday. It allows travelers to move directly between the recently expanded Tom Bradley International Terminal on the west side of the airport and the five terminals on the airport’s south-facing side. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

The First Mitsubishi MRJ Test Aircraft Lands in the United States

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The first of four Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test aircraft arrived Wednesday afternoon to Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, where over the next months four jetliners will complete its planned 2,500-hour flight test campaign. (airwaysmag.com) More...

British Airways Scraps Free Snacks On Short Flights

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British Airways said it will drop free food and snacks in short-haul economy from January 2017. The airline said it will provide food from UK retailer Marks & Spencer in a new “premium food range”. (news.airwise.com) More...

Singapore Airlines to start 5th Freedom Jakarta-Sydney route

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Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi) will launch 5th Freedom flights from Indonesia to Australia in November, boosting its number of services from Singapore Changi to both Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta and Sydney Kingsford Smith, the carrier said in a statement. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

The Virgin Atlantic Fleet

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A comp featuring photos and take off/ landing videos of the aircraft in the Virgin Atlantic fleet (www.youtube.com) More...

Mystery Boeing 777 customer (Emirates? Qatar?) orders $450m of 'super first class' suites

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What's better than first class? 'Super first class', of course. As to just how much better, we'll find out in late 2017 when an as-yet-unnamed airline rolls out "proprietary high-end super first class suites" designed by B/E Aerospace on its factory-fresh Boeing 777 jets. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Samsung tablet explodes on a plane, but it’s not what you think

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A Galaxy Tab exploded on a Delta flight from Detroit to Amsterdam, as seen in the following image. The flight was diverted to Manchester after smoke was discovered in the business class cabin where the tablet was found wedged in a seat. (bgr.com) More...

UAV activity disrupts Dubai Airport operations

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Flight operations from Dubai International Airport were disrupted for nearly an hour Sept. 28 because of unauthorized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, activity. (atwonline.com) More...

Virgin Australia’s Velocity frequent flyer launches new entertainment hub

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Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer and loyalty program Velocity is offering its members the opportunity to access unique events across sport, music and the theatre through a new entertainment hub. The airline has partnered with TEG Live (the company behind ticket seller Ticketek) for Velocity Live, where members can earn points for buying tickets, secure upgraded seats or win behind-the-scenes experiences with the likes of musician Keith Urban, who helped launch the initiative in Sydney on… (australianaviation.com.au) More...

Inside Crystal Air's new 777: The world's most luxurious commercial jet

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Boasting a spacious dining area decked out with leather chairs, fine porcelain and crystalware, this might look like a swanky, top-dollar restaurant. The only giveaway that this is in fact a plane, is the row of porthole-style windows and a gently curved ceiling. I wonder if this is a B772 (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

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