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Emerging Markets, Pilot Shortages, A380s and Tennis: Visiting Emirates’ US Open Suite and an Interview…

The US Open has returned to Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York and so has Emirates Airline, a 6-year sponsor of the matches. As one of the main sponsors of the multi-week event stretching from late August into September, the Emirates name can be seen throughout the Billie Jean King Tennis Center. [caption id="attachment_26265" align="alignnone" width="1024"] As a main sponsor, the Emirates name can be see throughout the grounds of the Billie Jean King Tennis Complex in Flushing, New…

Emirates and Etihad Increase Flights to Canada as Visa Restrictions…

Strengthening business ties announced in May between Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are seeing positive growth for Gulf carriers after years of stalled progress due to the restrictive bilateral air service agreements in place between the two countries. This week both Emirates and Etihad Airways have announced two…

Delta Starts First Non-Stop Service to China from Atlanta Hub

Delta launched services between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and its hub in Atlanta on July 20, 2018, the airline’s busiest day of the summer. Delta Flight 185, operated by one of Delta’s Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, departed Atlanta at 3:20 pm with hundreds of Shanghai-bound customers onboard. Shanghai is Delta’s first…

American Airlines Changes Basic Economy Rules, Follows Delta’s Lead with…

American Airlines recently announced a major change to its basic economy fare rules as it will now allow basic economy passengers to bring carry-on luggage on flights, in addition to a personal item. Previously, only passengers with elite status or co-brand credit cards were allowed carry-on luggage. Coming hours before…

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.…

Photos: United Debuts Premium Plus Seating on a Boeing 777-200

United is joining other major U.S. carriers with the addition of a premium economy cabin. This new cabin, called Premium Plus, will serve as the airline's first premium economy product and will officially debut as early as the fall. For now, these seats are being sold as Economy Plus until the…

Delta’s Refurbished 777 is a Win For Passengers

Earlier this month, Delta unveiled its first refurbished Boeing 777-200 featuring the carrier’s new business and premium economy classes. The airline operates a fleet of 18 Boeing 777-200s, with ten Long Range (LR) variants and eight Extended Range (ER) variants. With an average age of 16.7 years, Delta is also…

FedEx Places Order for 24 Additional Boeing Freighters

Boeing and FedEx announced a new order for 12 767 and 12 777 Freighters with a list price value of $6.6 billion dollars on Tuesday. "We are taking another positive step in our fleet modernization program as we add more efficient, lower emission aircraft to our global fleet," said David L.…

Aviation Safety Expert Presents Theory for MH370 Disappearance

The disappearance of Malaysia Airline flight MH370 on March 8, 2014 is one of aviation history‘s greatest mysteries — and one Canadian expert Larry Vance believes to have solved it. The Boeing 777-200ER disappeared from radar while enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing without sending a distress message and has…

How a Pilot Shortage Has Slowly Been Affecting Emirates

In early April, Emirates President Sir Tim Clark held a press conference in Hamburg, Germany. This was just a few days after the airline had announced they would be cutting flights to their destinations in Florida, causing many to speculate that maybe the Gulf carrier was expanding too quickly for…