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A Delta Air Lines flight's unruly passenger shows how we apply frontier justice in the skies

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There are few places on Earth that crowdsource law enforcement services from regular folks. Vigilantism is celebrated in films and video games, but it's criminalized in real life. If Batman were an actual person, he would be public enemy No. 1, not a hero with free access to the police commissioner's office. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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'System error' prompts Southwest delays, planes parked on runways at DIA

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DENVER — Multiple 9NEWS viewers and people on Twitter from across the country said their Southwest Airlines flights experienced delays on Monday evening – and photos showed that some planes were parked on the tarmac at Denver International Airport. (www.9news.com) More...

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US and Europe end Airbus-Boeing dispute as they eye threat from China

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The United States and the European Union have resolved a long-running trade dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing, a move that could improve transatlantic relations as both sides seek to counter China's rising economic influence. US officials confirmed on Tuesday they struck a truce to end the dispute over government subsidies for the world's leading commercial plane makers during a summit in Brussels. (www.cnn.com) More...

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GE and Safran tout new ‘open rotor’ engine future for sustainable aviation

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To advance the goal of achieving environmentally sustainable aviation, the jet engine giants of the U.S. and France on Monday unveiled a joint vision that would significantly change both the look of airplane engines and how they work. Their timeline suits Airbus but may be problematic for Boeing. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines Planning Big Caribbean Relaunch

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Southwest Airlines is set for a big Caribbean relaunch this coming fall, Caribbean Journal has learned. The announcement comes as increased vaccinations and traveler confidence continue to lead to a tourism rebound in the Caribbean. “With demand for beach and leisure destinations continuing to increase, Southwest intends to resume service to all of its previously served international destinations by Nov. 7,” the carrier said in a statement. (www.caribjournal.com) More...

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Argument over elbow placement forces plane back to gate, gets 2 men booted: report

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Two passengers about to take off on a flight from San Francisco bound for Las Vegas were removed over an argument about elbow placement on armrests, a report said. SFGate reported that the incident occurred on a United Airlines flight that was forced to return to the gate right before takeoff. The website pointed to a Google employee on the flight who posted a photo of law enforcement officers on the plane. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Opinion: United’s Pilot Recruitment Policy Is the Right Move — If Done Correctly

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“Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people onboard our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color.” That is the leading line from United’s announcement last week that it intends to boost the diversity of those who sit at the front of its airplanes thanks to a new training scheme, causing quite a number of headlines that have even spilled into the mainstream news across the U.S. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Hawaii-Based F-22s Scrambled On FAA's Request But Nobody Will Say Why

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A pair of F-22 Raptors were launched on an alert scramble out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Sunday at around 4:00 PM local time. A third F-22 joined the mission about an hour after pair's departure. A KC-135 was also launched to support the fighters. Hawaii News Now reports that the scramble, described as an "irregular patrol," was initiated at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration, which reported an 'incident,' although nobody is providing any clear… (www.thedrive.com) More...

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Cathay Pacific Working with Airbus On Single-Pilot System for Long-Haul

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Cathay Pacific (0293.HK) is working with Airbus (AIR.PA) to introduce "reduced crew" long-haul flights with a sole pilot in the cockpit much of the time, industry sources told Reuters (www.reuters.com) More...

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American Airlines just added wide-body planes to hundreds more domestic flights

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The Fort Worth-based carrier just extended its domestic wide-body schedule through late summer, per Cirium schedule data. With long-haul travel to most international destinations still limited, AA will continue to deploy its largest jets on a slew of domestic routes instead. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Airbus hopes to “hit the defrost button” on Qantas A350 order

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While the coronavirus pandemic forced Qantas to suspend its ambitious plans for non-stop flights to the likes of London, Paris and New York – and the new Airbus A350 jets which would form the 'Project Sunrise' fleet – Airbus says it hopes to "hit the defrost button" on that A350 order. (www.executivetraveller.com) More...

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United Airlines offering new nonstop destinations from Fort Myers

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The Lee County Port Authority has announced that there will be nonstop flights to California destinations from Fort Myers. United Airlines will begin offering nonstop flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles on Dec. 16. This is the first time in airport history that there will be nonstop flights from RSW to SFO. (www.winknews.com) More...

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