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Inside the cockpit of a British Airways 747-400. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

British Airways Braces For Possible Pilot Union Strike

British Airways pilots could be going on strike, causing a disruption to operations over the busy summer period. This comes after a high court judge rejected an injunction attempt from the airline to prevent industrial action. The recent ballot in favor of industrial action was organized by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA). 93 percent of British Airways BALPA affiliated pilots, which represents about 90 percent of the airline’s pilots voted in favor of industrial action in a ballot which…

Fiji Airways to Offer Meals Prior to Boarding

Fiji Airways has announced that its premium cabin passengers will now have the option to receive their meals before they board. In what is called the Dine of the Ground program, meals will be served to passengers taking morning and evening flights in and out of Nadi, Fiji to allow…

Ryanair Faces Disruptions Due to Potential U.K. Strike Action and…

Another week marks another announcement of the possibility of strike action affecting airline passengers traveling to and from the U.K., further adding to the uncertainty facing the U.K. aviation industry this summer. Following notices of potential industrial action by various aviation employee groups affecting operations at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted…

What If the Disney Airline Rumor Was True

JustDisney.co, a Walt Disney fan site, released a false rumor about a Disney airline. While the story was confirmed by Disney to be indeed false, the topic is interesting. The story that The Walt Disney Co is possibly taking a dive into the airline industry in 2021 broke on June…

The Importance of Airline Alliances

An aviation article many years ago suggested that you do not make money running an airline; you make money selling things to airlines. This statement was very true at the time. Many stakeholders like airports, aircraft manufacturers, and global distribution systems made money while airlines were struggling. A fundamental change…

A Look at NASA’s Contributions to Aviation

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, commonly known as NASA, celebrated the 50th anniversary of a major achievement last weekend. It marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, the first time humans set foot on the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin being the first…

British Airways’ BOAC-themed 747 Conducts Centenary Flypast

British Airways continued their centenary celebrations with a flypast during this year's Royal International Air Tattoo. The 100th year since the origin of the United Kingdom's flag carrier has seen special events and occasions to mark the landmark year, including four aircraft being repainted in retro liveries. One of these…

Beijing Daxing Airport Set to Open in September

The new Beijing Daxing Airport conducted its first comprehensive rehearsal on Friday. According to CCTV, Chinese state media, the jumbo airport is set to begin operations on September 30. The Chinese capital owns Beijing Capital Airport in the northeast of the city, which is the second busiest airport in the…

Airlines Cancel Flights to Egypt, But What Follows?

Two European airlines announced on Saturday a temporary halt to flights between their home countries and Egypt as a precautionary measure after warnings came of a "heightened risk of terrorism against aviation." Waterside, UK-based British Airways and Cologne, Germany-based Lufthansa Airlines announced flight cancellations for seven days and one day,…

Turkish Airlines Adds Bali to Its Boeing 787 Network

Turkish Airlines, who flies to more countries than any other airline, has started its nonstop flights between its main hub in Istanbul and the world-famous Indonesian holiday island of Bali. The first flight, numbered TK066, was operated by one of the airline's brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, carrying an…