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Air France Says “Au Revoir” to the Boeing 747

Nearly half a century after its first flight from Paris to New York in the 1970s, the aircraft affectionately known as the Jumbo Jet will bid an emotional farewell to the Boeing 747 with a tribute flight. On 14 January 2016, Air France is offering its customers a unique experience onboard an exceptional flight over France and its legendary landmarks. On arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, the passengers of flight AF747 will be invited to discover the company’s aircraft maintenance…

OPINION: It’s Time for Southwest to Enter the Regional Jet…

Here comes the world’s more unpopular opinion: if Southwest wanted to enter the regional jet market, now is the time. The airline has seen rapid expansion over the last few years with the merger with AirTran and now that it is complete, some routes are starting to show their weaknesses.…

United To Start Additional Service from Newark to Brussels

As of December 18, 2015, United announced that they will commence a second daily nonstop service from Newark to Brussels next summer. Beginning on May 5, the service will operate through October 28, 2016. Set to operate as United flight 44, the eight hour trip will begin at 9:30 p.m.…

New Deal Between the US and Cuba Will See 110…

In a new deal between the United States and Cuba, US airlines will have the rights to 110 daily scheduled flights to the Caribbean island. There’s a catch though for the airlines: only 20 of those 110 flights can be to the Cuban capital of Havana. The remaining 90 flights…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Air Florida

At one point in time most states had their own airline. The Sunshine state of Florida was no different. However, unlike airlines in smaller states like Air Illinois or Air Oregon, Air Florida experienced moderate success until a tragic event changed their fortunes. In the 1970s, Miami was developing into…

Inaugural Air New Zealand Flight is Launched to Houston

While Air New Zealand is known for its destinations throughout Asia and its home country, it is quickly gaining new presence in the United States with its latest flight to Houston, Texas. Flight NZ 38, operated by a Boeing 777-200ER, departed Auckland, New Zealand last night and arrived into Houston…

KLM to Launch Service to Salt Lake City and Ibiza

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced today that it will begin nonstop service from Amsterdam to both Salt Lake City, Utah and Ibiza, Spain. The airline will operate service to Ibiza for an eight-week period during the summer travel season. Service begins July 4, 2016 and ends August 25 and will…

Emirates Says “Hello” To Two New Chinese Destinations

Emirates has announced it will expand its global route map to include two new destinations in China. Beginning May 2016, Emirates will serve Yinchuan (INC) and Zhengzhou (CGO) four-times weekly. The new route complements Emirates’ existing service to Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai in mainland China. Emirates will operate its Boeing…

The JFK AirTrain Experiences System Shutdown

Passengers traveling through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York ran into some possibly unexpected delays this past weekend. JFK unlike many airports has a whopping six terminals. These terminals are treated like an outside mall being that they are not connected. That means that although, the Port Authority…

Qatar Airways Shows Off Their A350XWB in New York

Touching down at JFK on Tuesday was a Qatar Airways Airbus A350XWB, the first commercial A350 to ever grace its wheels upon United States soil. From airport workers, to avid plane spotters everyone was talking, and posting on social media in regards to the arrival. The chatter continues to revolve…