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The low-cost airline's first A320 sits at a remote parking stand in Paris (Photo: Frédéric Réchal)

Photos: First Aircraft for Air France’s Joon Rolls Out of Paint Shop

The first aircraft for Air France's low-cost airline Joon has rolled out of the paint shop. The airline's first A320, the first of five, emerged in new colors last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. The new airline, announced by Air France earlier this year, was officially launched in September with the aim of attracting millennials. [caption id="attachment_17180" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The first Joon aircraft was spotted at a hangar at Paris-CDG (Photo: Frédéric Réchal)[/caption] Air France describes Joon as…

A Pilot’s Perspective: Air Berlin’s Controversial Farewell Maneuver in Dusseldorf

"Tower, this is Ghost rider requesting a flyby." "That’s a negative Ghost rider, the pattern is full." The famous quote that springs to mind when watching the video of an Airbus A330-200 'aborting' a landing, flying above the runway at 140 knots before, rather unexpectedly, banking to the left and…

Computer Outage Cancels All British Airways London Flights

A significant issue with British Airways' internal computer system led to the cancelation of all flights out of the airline's London Heathrow and Gatwick hubs Saturday. The airline has not yet announced the cause of the "major IT system failure" but said there is no evidence of a cyberattack. The…

The Air Travel Dilemma: How Do We Fix the Flying…

Over the past several months I haven’t been able to turn around without hearing someone talking about airlines. Previously nothing has made me happier to talk about an industry I am extremely passionate about, but lately, the conversations have taken a turn for the worse since the United incident with…

Alitalia Goes Bankrupt for the Third Time: Is This the…

On Tuesday, Alitalia announced that they have gone into administration following staggering losses within the carrier. The move to go into administration was formally approved by the Italian government and Alitalia shareholders. The Italian government is expected to give the airline 600 million Euros to continue operating flights while a…

Overbooking: A Blessing and a Curse

When passengers boarded United Express flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, they were most likely not expecting their short hop to become a subject of national media attention for the days to follow. On the flight, a man was asked by a United gate agent to vacate…

The Aftermath of United Airlines Flight 3411

As many news groups have reported over the last day and a half, something went terribly wrong at Chicago O’Hare yesterday. After boarding a full flight and realizing that four crew members traveling to operate another flight still needed a seat, an unfortunate string of events ultimately resulted in Dr.…

UK Judge Orders Ryanair to Pay €250 Compensation to a…

A U.K. judge has ordered Ryanair to pay an infant passenger compensation because of a flight delay, a decision which the airline will challenge and appeal, potentially changing how future compensation claims will be made. The specific case was in regards to a family traveling back from Lanzarote, Spain to Birmingham…