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TSA Responds to Record Violent Passenger-Caused Flight Disruptions

When on Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists took chillingly easy command of four American commercial airliners, the tragedies ushered in a new era of how airline flight crews trained to deal with hijackers, and compliance was no longer the mandate. Now in the skies of 2021, as a reeling air travel industry bounces back from the global Covid-19 pandemic, violent passengers in alarmingly rising numbers are the latest threat to air safety. At Los Angeles International Airport last Friday, as a…

Canada Begins Slow Lifting of Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Citizens

The Canadian federal government is gradually lifting restrictions on non-essential travel for fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents, according to CTVNews. Restrictions on travel have been in place for over a year with restrictive hotel quarantine arrangements introduced in February. The provision for a three-day hotel quarantine followed by…

U.S. and U.K. Airline Chiefs Urge Summit to Reopen Trans-Atlantic…

The chief executive officers of leading U.K. and U.S. airlines have issued an open letter to the government officials responsible for transport in their respective countries requesting a summit to discuss the reopening of the transatlantic aviation market. The letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and U.K. Secretary…

LATAM Incorporates TSA Precheck for Its Passengers

Passengers who have membership in the TSA Precheck program can benefit from an expedited security review process at more than 200 airports in the United States. In a press release, LATAM Airlines announced that the group and the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the incorporation of the airline…

Viva Air Expects to Increase Its Operations by 40% During…

Viva Air, the Colombian low-cost airline, is moving swiftly through its recovery process. In March it managed to exceed the pre-pandemic levels by 30% and expects to reach 40% by Easter this year. The carrier’s CEO, Félix Antelo, stated to LaRepública, that Viva Air has already exceeded the pre-pandemic levels,…

Hawaiian Airlines Expands Continental U.S. Presence In 2021

Following a $97 million loss during the third quarter and the announcement of Boeing 787 delivery deferrals until 2022, Hawaiian Airlines is expanding its continental U.S. network for 2021 as travel begins to rebound. The Honolulu-based airline will fly to three more U.S. mainland destinations next year including Austin; Ontario,…

United Adds Ninth Wyoming Destination

While U.S. airlines brace for the impact Oct. 1 will bring when the CARES Act government funding runs out, United has announced plans to launch yet another new route pair and city. This one to the state of Wyoming. United, via its regional partner SkyWest will be resuming flights to…

U.S. Intelligence Alleges Ukraine International Flight Accidentally Shot Down

U.S. intelligence officials have revealed their belief that Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, which crashed moments after departing Tehran on Wednesday, was accidentally shot down by a Soviet-built surface-to-air missile operated by the Iranian military. The crash occurred soon after the Iranian military launched missiles at U.S. and coalition forces…

‘The Aircraft Lives On:’ How 747s Are Finding New Life…

The stretch of Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson is filled with its fair share of oddities. Just about halfway between Arizona's two largest cities lies a ranch where visitors can stop by to feed ostriches and stingrays — in the same visit — smack-dab in the middle of the…

Final Qantas 747 Service To Mainland U.S. Scheduled in December

For the better part of the last half-century, Qantas’ Boeing 747s have been flying to the United States from Australia, a staple of U.S-Australia connections. With Qantas’ impending retirement of the aircraft in favor of its next-generation aircraft, the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, however, only one remaining transpacific…