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French ATCs to strike again May 26, three days in June

French air traffic controllers (ATCs) will strike again Thursday, May 26, the 48th strike day in France since 2009. As in previous strikes, French ATCs will work on reduced capacity for at least 24 hours from Thursday morning, Airlines for Europe (A4E) said in a statement. (atwonline.com) More...

The Good, Bad & Ugly of Virgin America

Let's take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of Virgin America's first eight-plus years as an independent airline. (airwaysnews.com) More...

People's Viennaline unveils courageous fare pricing scheme

In a bid to stimulate market demand, People's Viennaline (PE, Altenrhein) has launched a fairly unique marketing promotion that allows customers to name the price they are willing to pay for select flights between Altenrhein and Vienna. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

20 Totally Believable Airport Myths That Aren’t Actually True

Close to 1 million flights transported over 895 million passengers into and out of U.S. airports in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Most travelers who pass through the nation’s airports harbor certain ideas about airports and flying — some of which are true, and some are false. For example, it is true that air travel can be dehydrating; humidity levels in the cabin are usually less than 20%, whereas in the home they’re often higher than 30%, according to the World… (www.facebook.com) More...

‘You don’t even realize we’re about to die.The shocking moment a flyer throws herself onto plane’s floor, bangs on cockpit door then strips naked

A Frontier Airlines plane was forced to turn around moments before take-off so police could remove a distressed passenger who threw herself onto the floor and removed her clothes. Footage captured by a passenger on the flight from Denver to Portland shows the woman telling travellers, including young children, they would die in a plane crash At one point in the video, the woman, who is on her back on the floor, pounds on the cockpit door with her hands and then lifts her legs over her head to… (airlinenews.in) More...

Delta Airlines pilots asleep: F16 jets scrambled after flight 8957 fails to respond

IT WAS just a few hours after EgyptAir flight MS804 vanished from radar, later discovered to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea killing 66 people. Air traffic controllers around the world were on high alert, so when Delta Airlines flight DL8957 from Germany to Kuwait strayed into Greek airspace over the Mediterranean Sea around 7.10pm, they jumped into action. (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

23 Photos Taken By An Airline Captain That Will Blow Your Mind!

Here are 23 of the most incredible photographs taken from the cockpit by an airline captain named Karim Nafatni. It’s hard to believe that he just got into art when he got his first DSLR camera in 2010. (www.facebook.com) More...

A turtle falls out of plane’s luggage compartment, lands on guy’s foot

A small turtle found in a plane’s luggage compartment in Hobart will be euthanased, authorities say. The reptile dropped out of an overhead compartment onto a seat as passengers on a Melbourne-to-Hobart Jetstar flight were getting ready to disembark. The reptile landed on the foot of passenger Patrick Kelly, who was reaching for his baggage shortly after his plane touched down on Sunday afternoon. (airlinenews.in) More...


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