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'It could have been a lot worse': 2 hurt after Navy aircraft crashes in Lake Worth neighborhood, officials say

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Two pilots of a Navy training jet ejected about two miles northeast of the Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base around 11:00a.m. CST. One pilot was found caught in power lines and the other pilot was found in the neighborhood. The pilots were injured and were taken to local hospitals. Initial reports indicate there was damage to three houses from debris. "Officials with the Department of Defense later told WFAA the plane was a Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft. An… (www.wfaa.com) More...

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Passengers Kicked Off Flight at Miami Int'l Airport After Refusing to Wear Masks

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Two passengers on a flight leaving Miami International Airport on Friday were kicked off after refusing to wear face masks. Only in Dade posted the video from the American Airlines flight scheduled to depart from Miami to Houston, showing the passengers being escorted off the plane. "American Airlines Flight 1469, with service from Miami (MIA) to Houston (IAH), returned to the gate to deplane two customers who refused to comply with crew member instructions or adhere to federal face… (www.msn.com) More...

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Airbus reaches deal to restructure AirAsia jet order -sources

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Airbus has agreed to cut prices or reschedule delivery for hundreds of jets ordered by Malaysia's AirAsia to salvage a contract worth tens of billions of dollars with its largest Asian customer, industry sources said on Friday. The restructuring deal resets relations between two of the industry's closest partners, torn apart by the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis, and lifts uncertainty over the fate of up to 400 A320-family single-aisle jets yet to be delivered. Airbus… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Tequila Bottles Found on New Boeing Air Force One Jet in Development

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Two empty liquor bottles were found this month on one of Boeing Co. ’s new Air Force One planes under development in San Antonio, people familiar with the matter said. (www.wsj.com) More...

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United 737 Football Charter Tips Over At Lewiston Airport

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A United 737 carrying the USC Trojans college football team to Washington state, tipped over at Lewiston Airport during the unloading process. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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BOEING 747-8 Windy Landing at Chicago O'Hare Airport

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Saudia Introduces Two New Widebody Special Livery Jets to Celebrate its 75th Anniversary

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To celebrate 75 years of flying, Saudia has introduced two special liveries: one on a Boeing 787-9, and another on a Boeing 777-300ER. HZ-ARE now adorns a special livery entitled "Flying with Our Leaders," which features a golden tail with three of Saudi Arabia's leaders imprinted. It also has a "75 Years" sticker towards the back of the fuselage. Another aircraft that received a special livery is the Boeing 777-300ER HZ-AK28. It features Saudia's old livery from… (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Boeing names new government operations chief

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Boeing Co named a former senior Ford Motor Co and Softbank executive as its head of government affairs as the company continues to deal with the fallout from two fatal 737 MAX crashes. Ziad Ojakli, who also served as an aide to former U.S. President George W. Bush, will be Boeing's executive vice president of government operations effective Oct. 1, the company confirmed. Reuters reported the planned announcement earlier on Thursday. Boeing in June announced its long-time government affairs… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines is giving fully vaccinated staff 16 hours extra pay - and cutting special sick pay for unvaccinated workers who catch COVID-19

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Southwest Airlines is giving staff 16 hours extra pay if they show proof they're fully vaccinated. Southwest said flight attendants and pilots would receive pay for 13 trip segments, per CNBC. The airline is also cutting special sick pay for unvaccinated people who catch COVID-19. Southwest Airlines is boosting incentives for staff to get COVID-19 vaccines. The airline is giving fully vaccinated staff 16 hours extra pay if they show proof of vaccination before November 15, according to a… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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United Airlines resuming normal operations after all US, Canada flights briefly halted

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United Airlines temporarily halted all of its flights across the U.S. and Canada early Friday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. "This morning we experienced technical system issues that impacted our operations and have since been resolved," United Airlines said in a statement to USA TODAY. "All systems are now working normally and we are working diligently to get customers to their destinations." The ground stop tied to "computer issues" lasted from… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Indian airlines fly high as August passenger traffic surges

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Shares of Indian airlines InterGlobe Aviation and SpiceJet surged on Friday after regulatory data showed that passenger growth jumped 136.6% last month as the government started to ease COVID-related travel restrictions. India had halted air travel in March 2020 as the country went into a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Domestic flights resumed in May 2020, but air travel ever since has had some limitations as the pandemic progressed. Domestic airlines carried 6.7 million… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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B-2 Spirit Bomber Involved in Runway Accident—and the Damage Is Unknown

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The accident took place at Whiteman Air Force Base Tuesday morning. The aircraft departed the runway after an emergency landing. The bomber sustained an unknown amount of damage. A B-2 Spirit bomber rolled off the runway during an emergency landing earlier this week, triggering FAA Flight restrictions and an investigation by Air Force Global Strike Command. The bomber, one of just twenty in existence, ended up in the grass just off the runway where it came to a stop. The pilot and copilot were… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M

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Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing Co. will invest $200 million to begin manufacturing the U.S. Navy's latest unmanned aircraft at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in a project that could add at least 150 jobs on the company's southwest Illinois campus, officials said Friday. Boeing will build the MQ-25 Stingray, the Navy's first carrier-based unmanned aircraft in a state-of-the-art plant of about 300,000 square feet (27,870 square meters). The company has been under contract… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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FAA temporarily banned drones with video cameras showing Del Rio, Texas bridge

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Thousands of migrants waiting under Texas bridge to be processed. The FAA implemented, then lifted, a two week TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX. News drones showed images of the thousands of migrants waiting to be processed at the USA border. By Friday afternoon, the FAA announced that news organizations could operate drone cameras in the area for the rest of the month. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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The Rise and Fall of the Double-decker Aircraft

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Airbus and Boeing have been discontinuing their largest, four-engine models for some time now, making double-decker jets a thing of the past. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Feds to indict ex-Boeing test pilot over 737 Max crashes

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Why is the CEO not joining him? As usual, they've made the pilot a scapegoat. (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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Boeing's Fatal Flaw (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

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An interesting new documentary from PBS. No matter which side of the Boeing/Airbus spectrum you are, the documentary is very comprehensive and worth watching. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Rolls-Royce's all-electric aircraft completes 15-minute maiden voyage

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Rolls-Royce, best known in aviation for its jet engines, has taken an all-electric airplane on its maiden voyage. The "Spirit of Innovation" completed a 15 minute flight, marking "the beginning of an intensive flight-testing phase in which we will be collecting valuable performance data on the aircraft’s electrical power and propulsion system," the company announced. (www.engadget.com) More...

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How ‘Boeing’s Fatal Flaw’ Grounded the 737 Max and Exposed Failed Oversight

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A new documentary by Frontline, in partnership with The New York Times, examines how competitive pressure, flawed design and problematic oversight of the Boeing jet led to two crashes that killed 346 people. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Bombardier chief talks ‘options’ for next clean-sheet aircraft

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CEO Eric Martel took Bombardier’s top job in March 2020, succeeding former chief Alain Bellemare and arriving as the pandemic cloud descended. (africapearl.com) More...

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Uganda Airlines Prepares For First Dubai Flight Next Month

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Uganda Airlines is preparing to launch its first intercontinental flight. (simpleflying.com) More...

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JetBlue’s A321LR Airspace Cabin Is Better Than Expected

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JetBlue’s A321LR made waves when the all-new Mint hard product was revealed. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air New Zealand Partners With Airbus To Seek Hydrogen Flight

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Air New Zealand is teaming up with Airbus to research how hydrogen-powered aircraft could assist the airline with reaching its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Delta A350 pilot retirement

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Not sure who the pilot was but Delta Air Lines A350-900 N512DN water canon salute at Detroit metro, DTW. 9-14-21 flt 276 HND-DTW gate A50 (www.youtube.com) More...

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JetBlue’s A321LR Airspace Cabin Is Better Than Expected

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JetBlue’s A321LR made waves when the all-new Mint hard product was revealed. But it was not only Mint that made this aircraft notable. It was the launch aircraft for the brand-new Airspace by Airbus cabin for the single-aisle market, an innovation that promised to bring the refinements of widebody travel to the narrowbody market. Let’s see how it’s been going. Better than expected JetBlue has had time to settle into the A321LR by now. Having flown the type from New York to London commercially… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air New Zealand Cools On Queensland, Suspending Three Routes

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Air New Zealand is delaying resuming flights on three Queensland routes until next year. On Monday, the Auckland-based airline confirmed it would delay flying Christchurch – Gold Coast, Auckland – Maroochydore, and Auckland – Cairns until March 26, 2022. Flights to Gold Coast, Maroochydore, & Cairns paused until March Buoyed by the opening of the quarantine-free travel corridor between New Zealand and Australia, Air New Zealand announced significant upgrades on these routes in June. Normally… (simpleflying.com) More...

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The “Flying Bum” Will Be the World’s Largest Aircraft, Best Meme

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Sure, the Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10 could be called “thicc.” But the voluptuous airship could be the beginning of zero-carbon aviation. The Airlander 10, set to debut in 2025 by HAV and recently earning a “Flying Bum” nickname online, is a customizable, low-emission commercial aircraft that can stay airborne for up to five days. Its four combustion engines will reportedly deliver up to 75% reduction in emissions over comparable aircraft, though a hybrid-electric configuration may push… (www.insidehook.com) More...

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New Italian Seaplane operator EOS Seaplanes

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Italy has around 8,000 km of coastline and hundreds of islands which, despite being sought-after tourist destinations, are currently only connected by ferries and occasionally by hydrofoils. In the early 1930s Italy had up to 40 operational water aerodromes. These seaplanes connected the country long before mass air transport made airports and aircraft prevail. However, seaplanes have great potential and advantages compared to helicopters and airplanes when it comes to meeting the needs of high… (www.flyeos.it) More...

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Icelandair Wants To Fly Between Orlando & Havana

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Icelandair has filed with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting the right to operate a total of 13 roundtrip flights between Orlando, Florida, and Havana, Cuba. Specifically, the airline wants to operate once weekly service on Tuesdays for 13 successive weeks, between October 5 and December 28, 2021. These would be operated as charter flights on behalf of Anmart Superior Travel (Anmart Air). It would appear that these would be charter flights that would have passengers… (onemileatatime.com) More...

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Boeing Shows Optimism in New Commercial Airplane Outlook

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Boeing today delivered a relatively optimistic outlook, forecasting airlines globally will purchase 43,610 new aircraft valued at $7.2 trillion over the next 20 years and that the industry will need more than 2.1 million new personnel to meet projected air travel demand. This includes 612,000 pilots, 626,000 maintenance technicians, and 886,000 cabin crew members. The U.S. airframer’s 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) reflects an increase of about 500 airplanes or 1 percent over last year’s… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Air New Zealand Joins Airbus's Hydrogen Airliner Project

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Air New Zealand is supporting Airbus’s efforts to develop hydrogen-powered airliners through a joint research initiative into how these could help the Asia-Pacific carrier to meet its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on September 16, the airline will analyze how the use of hydrogen propulsion would change its service network, operations, and infrastructure arrangements, with Airbus providing performance requirements and ground… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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ATR, Braathens Regional Airlines and Neste Accelerate Pure SAF Certification

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ATR and Bromma Stockholm City Airport, Sweden-based Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) are seeking to accelerate the certification of 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel on ATR airliners in cooperation with Finnish fuel company Neste. The partners are planning to operate a test flight with a BRA ATR turboprop burning 100 percent SAF in one engine and 50 percent SAF in the other early next year. The cooperation is part of BRA’s ambition to halve the use of fossil fuels by 2025 and be completely… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Key West’s airport hit a new record with passengers. But it has brought problems

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Key West International Airport just set an annual record by having more than 1 million passengers come through. That’s 1 million people — so far — with airport officials predicting the number will hit 1.4 million by the end of the year. While it’s evidence that tourism to the Florida Keys is booming and removes some traffic on the heavily used U.S. 1, the only highway that runs up and down the island chain, it has also brought problems. There’s not much personal space these days in the “hold… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Ryanair 'couldn't care less' about another Boeing order as it lifts growth target

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Ryanair lifted its five-year passenger forecast on Thursday, saying the delivery of an existing Boeing order and increased use of older aircraft would allow it to grow faster without the need for an additional large plane deal. Europe's largest low cost carrier last week abruptly ended talks with the U.S. planemaker over a new order of the larger 737 MAX 10 jets, worth tens of billions of dollars, due to differences over price. Shares of the airline jumped 7% on Thursday after it raised its… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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U.S. to award Newark flights to low-cost carrier to spur competition

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The Biden administration will announce on Thursday it plans to award 16 slots for flights at Newark International airport in New Jersey to a low-cost carrier to spur competition at the busy northeast U.S. airport, documents seen by Reuters show. The U.S. Justice Department had urged transportation officials to decline to retire the 16 Newark slots and instead make them available in order to spur competition, according to a source familiar with the matter. Separately, the Federal Aviation… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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British Airways demonstrated its progress on creating a 'Perfect Flight' using fuel made with used cooking oil

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British Airways demonstrated a "Perfect Flight" from Heathrow to Glasgow using sustainable aviation fuel. The journey replicated a 2010 flight to show how much the airline has reduced its CO2 emissions over 11 years. Airlines are responding to the industry pollution problem as "flight shaming" gains popularity. British Airways demonstrated how it is moving toward a "Perfect Flight" using sustainable jet fuel and renewable energy amid scrutiny from environmental… (www.msn.com) More...

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The US Air Force's special operators are hustling to turn their biggest planes into flying boats

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The prospect of a war in the Pacific has the US military thinking about how to spread out and conduct amphibious operations. Those challenges have renewed the US military's interest in an old concept: amphibious aircraft. US Air Force Special Operations Command now plans to rapidly develop an amphibious prototype of its workhorse plane, the MC-130J. Increasing tension with China has the US military looking for ways to spread out across the Pacific in order to counter Beijing's growing… (www.msn.com) More...

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Western Global Airlines asks DOT for permission to expand fleet

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Fleet sized capped as new entrant. Company wants more room to grow. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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GULF AIR Airbus A321NEO Lovely Night Landing at Bahrain

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Air New Zealand, Airbus embark on hydrogen aircraft research

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Air New Zealand has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus to study the feasibility of hydrogen-powered aircraft in New Zealand, with the possibility of such aircraft entering its fleet by 2030. (africapearl.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Has A Problem: The Boeing 767

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Delta Air Lines has a problem, and it is called the Boeing 767. (simpleflying.com) More...

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How Airbus maneuvered Boeing into launching a re-engined 737

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Sept. 13, 2021, © Leeham News: Tomorrow night the US PBS network broadcasts an hour-long special examining the Boeing 737 MAX crisis. (leehamnews.com) More...

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airBaltic surpasses its 2019 number of routes

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airBaltic has announced that by connecting Baltic region with almost 90 routes across Europe and beyond, the airline has managed to surpass the number of routes offered during the same period in 2019. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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SalamAir takes delivery of first of two Airbus A321NX from GECAS

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GECAS announces the delivery of the first of two Airbus A321NX aircraft to SalamAir with the arrival of one, MSN 10483, into Muscat, Oman from Hamburg. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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American Airlines will Open their Flagship Lounges to Anyone ... For a Fee

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For some traveling aboard American Airlines, the travel experience just got a whole lot better. American Airlines just announced that they will be selling access to their Flagship Lounges, a move that enables general passengers to enjoy the enhanced ground product. However, access to the lounge will come with a high price tag. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Union says Cargojet retaliated against pilots for support

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Pilots at Cargojet just switched unions to ALPA and now claim the company is punishing some employees. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines is scrapping its back-to-front boarding process

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One of Delta’s last remaining pandemic-era policy adjustments has just come to an end. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Atlanta-based carrier resumed its “normal,” zone-based boarding process after nearly 18 months of loading coach passengers from back to front. The carrier confirmed the move in the following statement to TPG: As Delta continues to welcome customers back onboard, we also continue to explore opportunities that keep people moving efficiently and enhance the airport experience. Beginning… (www.msn.com) More...

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American Airlines and GOL to Form an Exclusive Partnership That Will Create Best Network and Loyalty Program Across the Americas

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Carriers have entered into an exclusive codeshare agreement that will deepen their partnership and strengthen the largest network between the U.S. and Brazil. American’s AAdvantage and GOL’s SMILES loyalty programs will create the largest joint frequent flyer program in the Americas with enhanced benefits coming in 2022. Increased commercial cooperation will drive sustainable growth, including more flights to more destinations for both airlines. FORT WORTH, Texas — Today, American Airlines… (news.aa.com) More...

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Conglomerate Tata Group bids for debt-stricken Indian national carrier

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India's tea-to-steel conglomerate Tata Group confirmed Wednesday it has submitted a bid to buy debt-crippled national carrier Air India, which it owned decades ago before the airline was nationalized. The Indian government has sought to sell its entire stake in the ailing company, setting a deadline for bids for Wednesday after failing previously to secure any interest for a majority share. "We have put in a bid," a Tata Group spokesperson told AFP late Wednesday, without giving… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Disgruntled pilots blast 5-year contract with Atlas Air

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Pilots at contract cargo carrier Atlas Air are miffed about how they were treated during contract talks and the contract they got handed by an arbitrator. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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