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SEAT Act Heads to Congress to Combat Shrinking Seat Sizes

Congress will be taking a vote on a previously introduced act this week, the Safe Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act. The bill, which has failed several times before, is hoping to direct the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to study past aircraft evacuations and issue regulations for minimum seat sizes. It is no secret that the distance between each seat in an aircraft has only gotten smaller over the past few years, allowing airlines to squeeze more seats and people…

Air France Creates New Airline to Attract Younger Passengers

France's national carrier Air France has announced a new airline named Joon. The company will concentrate on short-medium haul flights from Paris Charles De-Gaulle Airport, before launching long haul services next summer. Hello, we are #JOON. Ready to travel and be surprised? We’re coming to you this fall, with a…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: US Airways

The origins of US Airways can be traced back to Pennsylvania in the year 1939 as All American Aviation. This company eventually changed its name to Allegheny AIrlines and experienced a series of mergers with Lake Central Airlines and Mowhawk Airlines. As Allegheny contracted Henson Aviation, the predecessor to the…

Thomas Cook Launches Nonstop Flights from Manchester to Seattle

Thomas Cook has today announced that it will begin a new, non-stop service from Manchester Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The move comes as the airline announces plans to increase its summer routes for 2018 and to build on an already successful American market. Flights are due to begin in…

United Airlines Stock Drops, Despite Strong Second Quarter Results

United Airlines experienced a strong second quarter of 2017, reporting a net income, excluding special charges, of $846 million against revenues of $10 billion. Though United posted excellent financials, their shares on the New York Stock Exchange still fell 5.9% due to sluggish 3rd quarter forecasts. United’s $10 billion revenue in…

A Pilot’s Personality: An Interview With Suneil Banerjee

In a quest to find the best pilot social media personalities, there is certainly one name that is hard to overlook. Suneil Banerjee, known on Instagram as @the787dreamlife, is a first officer for British Airways on board their Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Suneil also maintains his own travel blog, and…

Opinion: The Welcomed Withdrawal of the Middle East Electronics Ban

Finally, it sounds like this whole ordeal is nearing the end. Nearly four months ago, U.S. authorities issued a directive banning electronic devices larger than a mobile phone in the cabin on direct flights to the U.S. out of specific airports in the Middle East and Africa. Initially, this caused…

British Airways Shows Off Its Latest Safety Video

On Monday, British Airways showcased its latest onboard safety video, featuring numerous high profile celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Sir Ian Mckellen and Rowan Atkinson. The video will be launched onboard British Airways' aircraft beginning on Sept. 1, 2017. [caption id="attachment_14243" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Rowan Atkinson features in the video (Photo: British…

Delta Adds Four Nonstop Flights Between Amsterdam and Austin

On Monday, Delta Air Lines announced four new nonstop flights between Austin, Texas and Amsterdam, Netherlands for only four days in March of 2018. The flights will be operated on a Boeing 767-300 on March 8, 9, 14, and 18  to accommodate goers of South by Southwest, a music and…

A Milestone and World Record: Aircraft Mechanic Celebrates 75 Years…

Seniority plays a major role throughout the airline industry, and Azreil “Al” Blackman certainly tops the charts. At 16-years-old, Mr. Blackman graduated from Aviation High School in New York City before taking on a role as an apprentice in a sheet metal shop. In this role, he was working for American…