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Couple ordered off overbooked easyJet flight at Luton one day after United Airlines scandal

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Less than 24 hours after Dr David Dao was manhandled from a United flight in Chicago, two Londoners on board an easyJet plane at Luton airport were ordered to leave the flight after the airline sold more tickets than there were seats available. Britain's biggest budget carrier then broke the rules on overbooking by failing to tell the couple about their rights to compensation and alternative flights. (www.msn.com) More...

The 15 Longest Non-Stop Flights in the World

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Planes are scary machines that can be very intimidating, especially if you don’t know anything about air travel. But with designs becoming ever more fuel-efficient, companies are able to accommodate even the most impatient passengers who don’t have even an extra minute to spare. The following list is based on a route’s distance. (www.msn.com) More...

Philippine Airlines plane makes emergency landing at Sydney Airport

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A Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight has been forced to land at Sydney Airport. Flight PR212 was anticipated to depart the airport at 12.45pm, and was later grounded at 2.12pm, according to Sydney Airport. Nine News understands the plane is now being towed off the runway and there have been no injuries. It is not yet known what caused the emergency landing. (www.msn.com) More...

Revised MH370 wreckage drift analysis adds pressure for renewed search

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The ATSB has just published a CSIRO report that makes the political decision to suspend the MH370 search highly questionable (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

Iberia reveals first premium-economy routes

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Spanish flag carrier Iberia has unveiled its first Airbus A340-600 fitted with new premium-economy seats and revealed first routes. (atwonline.com) More...

Incident: Jet Airways B777 at Amsterdam on Apr 21st 2017, suspected tailstrike

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Amsterdam Radar complained the aircraft was not showing their callsign on Mode-S (Transponder), it was all 0s, the crew advised they had set it, the aircraft was subsequently showing the callsign climbing through about FL140. A minute later the crew advised they'd like to divert back to Amsterdam (avherald.com) More...

Boston International Traffic up 11.3% YOY

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As you can watch in the somewhat shaky video above, lots of new traffic to Boston over the past few years has led to consistent international traffic growth. 5 years ago, you would not be able to watch most of the scene here - WOW Air (81% Load), Norwegian to OSL (87% Load!) and LGW (94% Load!), Turkish to IST (71%), JAL to NRT (84%). https://www.massport.com/media/432874/0317-avstats-airport-traffic-summary.pdf One question - will the growth last?? (www.youtube.com) More...

At 75, A World War II Legend Gets A Full Makeover

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NPR story on "Memphis Belle" restoration dated April 22, 2017. She has been undergoing a patient and precise restoration at the National Museum of the Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio. (www.npr.org) More...

The AA Strollergate Incident Decoded: Why it Should Never Have Happened

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Why did this Flight Attendant think it his responsibility to grab a stroller from one passenger and then start arguing with another? This whole sorry scenario could have been avoided if simple customer service principles had been adhered to. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...