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US Probing Possible Airline Collusion That Kept Fares High

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A letter received Tuesday by major U.S. carriers demands copies of all communications the airlines had with each other, Wall Street analysts and major shareholders about their plans for passenger-carrying capacity, or "the undesirability of your company or any other airline increasing capacity." (www.nytimes.com) More...

"Wow, pulled back wrong throttle" - captain of crashed TransAsia plane

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The captain of a TransAsia Airways ATR plane that crashed in Taiwan in February, killing 43 people, had switched off the working engine after the other lost power, the Aviation Safety Council (ASC) confirmed on Thursday in its latest report. (www.reuters.com) More...

Movie 'Airplane!' - 35 years later

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Nothing lightens up a cockpit like a quote from Airplane! What is your favorite quote? (www.cnn.com) More...

Delta's excellent customer service should inspire your IT team

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Delta's excellent customer service should inspire your IT team (www.yahoo.com) More...

Controversy Flares Over F-35 Air Combat Report

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Aviation Weeks report about this way over cook ugly airplane. Kelly Johnson once said if it lQQks ugly it will fly ugly! Congress and the military WAY over cooked this fiasco. (aviationweek.com) More...

Justice Dept. Opens Anti-Trust Investigation Over Airline ‘Capacity Discipline’

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DSC_0441 (1)The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into possible collusion amongst major airlines in the United States to limit the number of available seats and thereby maintain high ticket prices.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Southwest Adds Over a Dozen New Routes

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Southwest Airlines has announced over a dozen routes to begin in the winter schedule. Some are brand new, some are continuations of seasonal routes, and some are renewals of previous routes. Seven involve Florida airports. (www.usatoday.com) More...

USAF Thunderbirds capture epic flight in Telluride

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the photos captured of the infamous "Thunderbirds" over Telluride would need about 1,000 synonyms for "awesome." (www.9news.com) More...

Yo Air Force: Don’t You Dare Kill Off Our Toughest Warplane

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THE AIR FORCE wants to kill off the A-10 Thunderbolt II. You can see why: The plane was designed to fight Russians in the Cold War. It’s old. It’s slow. It’s expensive to maintain. It’s about as sophisticated as a hammer, and it’s the weapon we’ve sent to battle ISIS in Syria and Iraq. (www.wired.com) More...

Solar Impulse sets flight record, aims for Hawaii landing tomorrow

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Approximately 10 hours ago, André Borschberg set the record for the longest solo flight as he piloted Solar Impuse across the Pacific as part of that team's effort at circumnavigating the globe in a solar-powered craft. The previous record had been set in an around-the-world flight by Steve Fossett in a conventionally powered aircraft. (arstechnica.com) More...

JetBlue Opens T5 Rooftop at JFK

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JetBlue Airways announced that the T5 Rooftop is now open for visitors. The wooden outdoor deck, made from sustainable materials, is accessible to all passengers at the airline’s terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport once they have cleared security. It includes a 4,046-square-foot (375-square-meter) landscaped park, seating for 50 people, a 400-square-foot (37-square-meter) area for children, and a dog walk.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Terrifying Image Shows Heroic Crew Trying To Keep Stricken Osprey Flying

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This image from the Marine Corps shows a deadly event that occurred on October 1 last year. The crew flew the Osprey in maintenance mode by accident, which greatly reduced engine power output. The harrowing story of heroics and the loss of a young Marine’s life, is a must read in this article by the San Diego Union Tribune. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

F18 makes emergency landing at Chicago Midway

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Problems with one of the engines forced the plane to land at MDW. No injuries reported. (www.nbcchicago.com) More...

JetBlue opens FREE rooftop lounge for passengers

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JetBlue opens outdoor rooftop lounge FREE for ticketed passengers, with seating, green spaces, and sweet plane-spotting views, children's play area, and even pet-friendly area. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Report Shows What Brought Down This Plane

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A pilot initially hailed as a hero for maneuvering to avoid buildings seconds before February's TransAsia plane crash in Taiwan accidentally turned off the aircraft's only working engine after the other lost power, Reuters reports. (www.newser.com) More...

WestJet suffers fourth hoax threat in five days

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No bomb was found after WestJet flight 722 was diverted to Calgary yesterday. "Yes, we've been hit again," said WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer. "We believe the threat against WS722 is a hoax. We diverted the flight out of an abundance of caution." (www.cbc.ca) More...

What is it like to live near an airport?

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The Airports Commission has backed a third Heathrow runway, which has long been the source of intense controversy. But how does living next to an airport affect your life? (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

Photo feature: the fabulous bars, lounges and restaurants of the Boeing 747

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Discover the fabulous upper deck bars, lounges and restaurants of the majestic Boeing 747 as flown by Pan-Am, Qantas, Continental, Air France, Singapore Airlines and more! (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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