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The FAA Changed Its Definition of 'Astronaut' on the Same Day Jeff Bezos Went to Space

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Jeff Bezos is a lot of things. A tax-dodging megalomaniac. A Dr. Evil lookalike. A weirdly horny cowboy hat enthusiast. The one thing he isn’t—at least as far as the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned—is an astronaut. (gizmodo.com) More...

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SAS A330-300 into Hong Kong | Procedures over Siberia, Approach Briefing + Full Long Approach

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SAS A330-300 into Hong Kong | Procedures over Siberia, Approach Briefing + Full Long Approach (www.youtube.com) More...

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Russian airlines bet on domestic recovery with airshow deals

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Russia's airlines struck deals for more than 80 regional jets at its flagship airshow this week, according to state-backed aerospace and leasing companies, as carriers bet on a partial market recovery driven by domestic flights. Russia, like other countries, has heavily restricted international air traffic due to the coronavirus since last year, but domestic flight routes are already recovering. State-owned companies backed by state leasing companies dominated the ranks of buyers and… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Spain's Supreme Court rules some Ryanair luggage rules are unfair

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Spain's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Ryanair's luggage rules, under which the budget carrier can send bags and suitcases on a different flight than passengers, were unfair. Following a complaint from a consumer association, the court said there may be cases that justify sending luggage on a separate flight, but that Ryanair's clause was too generic. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Delta Adds Lifetime Diamond Medallion Status

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Delta gives Medallion members the opportunity to earn lifetime status based on the cumulative number of Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) earned over a member’s lifetime. This even includes MQMs earned through co-branded credit cards. Up until now it has only been possible to earn lifetime Silver, Gold, or Platinum Medallion status, while it’s now possible to earn lifetime Diamond Medallion status. Here’s how the Delta SkyMiles lifetime status program now works: (onemileatatime.com) More...

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F-35A Lightning II Meets P-51 Val-Halla Mustang Over Tacoma in Rare Duet

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You see, people attending American air shows can enjoy a little something called heritage flights. That’s when a modern plane flies alongside an older one that made history one way or another for the enjoyment of all. People taking part in the 4th of July weekend’s 2021 Tacoma Freedom Fair in Tacoma, Washington, got to see one of the newest and most advanced airplanes in the U.S. arsenal make a perfect aerial duet with a vintage P-51 Mustang. (www.autoevolution.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines Looking Closely At Its Boeing 737 MAX Options

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As Southwest Airlines navigates its way out of the crisis, the carrier is sitting on incredible flexibility with its order book. Recording over 730 Boeing 737 jets in its fleet already, the airline is one of the largest carriers in the world and has plenty of room to grow even bigger. Speaking on the airline’s second-quarter earnings call, Southwest’s executives indicate that the carrier is looking closely at its MAX options in 2022, and it may end up taking all, or at least most, of the options… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Viral video shows agent refer booted passenger to a different airline

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Viral video captured an American Airlines passenger being booted off a Texas-to-Florida flight after she allegedly refused to properly mask up and then uttered a vulgar term at a female employee. The action unfolded Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as passengers boarded Flight 2823 to Miami, which was running four hours late due to a maintenance issue, traveler Chris Freeman told NBC News on Thursday. An agent spotted the female passenger wearing a "fabric mask with… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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