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Leaked TSA Program Watches Unsuspecting Travellers

A secret program, dubbed “Quiet Skies," ran by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was leaked on Saturday by The Boston Globe. The hidden program targets travelers who “are not under investigation by any agency and are not in the Terrorist Screening data base,” according to a TSA bulletin posted in March. The program requires Federal Air Marshals to essentially spy on United States citizens travelling to the U.S. or state side. Air Marshals are required to watch and record all…

Delta to Add Refreshed 777-200 to Sydney Market in March…

Delta Air Lines has put their newly refurbished Boeing 777-200ER back into service after the aircraft received a cabin overhaul. The aircraft flew Detroit to Beijing fitted with Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, and the widest Main Cabin seats in Delta’s international fleet, according to the airline's press release.…

Vietnamese Start-Up Bamboo Airways Orders 20 Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Boeing announced an order for 20 787 Dreamliners by Vietnamese start-up carrier Bamboo Airways. The order, announced on Monday, is valued at $5.6 billion USD for the 787-9 variant. Bamboo Airways, under parent company FLC Group, is set to launch in 2019 with its hub at Qui Nhon Phu Cat…

Virgin Australia’s CEO to Step Down in 2020

Virgin Australia’s Chief Executive Officer John Borghetti has announced he will not be renewing his contract as the CEO. Borghetti’s contract is set to expire on Jan. 1, 2020. Borghetti joined the Virgin Australia Group on May 8, 2010, after leaving his executive general manager position at Qantas. Virgin Australia…

A Ramp Agent’s Response to Uproar of Hawaiian Video

A video posted on Twitter by Australia's The Courier-Mail reporter Vanessa Marsh on her account @vanessaleemarsh earlier this month recently caught the public’s attention. The video shows a Honolulu International Airport ramp agent working a Hawaiian Airlines flight to Phoenix unceremoniously toss luggage down a slide attached to the jet…

Lufthansa Group Announces Light Fare

Starting this summer, all Lufthansa Group passengers will have the option to book Economy “Light” fares on routes to and from North America on flights operated by Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines, and Austrian Airlines. The cheaper fare is aimed at passengers traveling with only carry-on luggage as well as those…

Tesla Model X Tows Qantas Dreamliner

Tesla and Qantas teamed up to complete a Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric passenger vehicle on Tuesday. The two companies met on a Melbourne Airport taxiway for the challenge. In one corner, Tesla’s Model X P100D. In the opposite corner, a Qantas Boeing 787-9. [caption…

First International Carrier Touches Down in Omaha, Nebraska

 Omaha’s Eppley Airfield received its first international service on Tuesday. Air Canada began non-stop service from Toronto to Omaha operating on a Bombardier CRJ200. The new service will run once daily, with increased service this weekend for the Berkshire Hathaway Stockholders meeting. Flight 7410, operated by Air Georgian, departs Toronto at…

Jet Airways and Boeing Announce Additional 737 MAX Order

Boeing and Jet Airways jointly announced an order for 75 new 737 MAX aircraft on Wednesday. Neither Boeing nor Jet Airways specified which variant of the MAX family has been ordered. “Our new order for the additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will allow us to deliver a differentiated and…

Qantas Set to Relocate at New York’s JFK Airport

Australian flag-carrier Qantas has announced its plans to relocate from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The move, which will take place on April 3, 2018, will allow for easier connections, more space and a larger variety of food and retail options. Qantas…