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American Airlines flight attendants complain about the tiny bathrooms on the 737 MAX
Passengers who fly on American Airlines’ 737 Max planes will probably notice that the lavatories are extra small, with sinks so tiny that fliers can only wash one hand at a time. The manufacturer of the plane, Boeing, designed the compact bathrooms that way...
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Delta: Support and service animals are wreaking havoc in the sky
Service animals are meant to comfort their owners. But it appears they’re causing chaos on commercial flights. In light of increased incidents on its aircraft, Delta Air Lines announced new procedures and updated requirements for customers traveling with se...
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Gulfstream Delivers Final G450
(Gulfstream Aerospace) Iconic Aircraft Retires As Next-Generation G500 Business Jet Approaches Certification Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that it has delivered the final Gulfstream G450 as it prepares to usher in the next generation of busines...
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Norwegian Airlines Sets Record for Fastest Transatlantic Flight
To the envy of plane-weary travelers everywhere, passengers aboard a Norwegian Airlines flight from New York to London on Jan. 15 were treated to a pleasant surprise: They arrived 53 minutes ahead of schedule, making theirs the fastest transatlantic flight ...
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Emirates secures A380 production with 36-strong order
Emirates Airline has announced a $16 billion deal for up to 36 additional Airbus A380s, securing production of the aircraft type for another 10 years. The commitment is for 20 A380s and 16 options, with deliveries to start in 2020. The order is valued at $1...
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Rumor: Boeing wants to buy Embraer, faces military objection
Boeing wants to buy Embraer to turn it into a subsidiary but is facing objection from the Brazilian military, Reuters reported on January 19, 2018. Boeing wants to get the green light for a tie-up with the world’s third-largest plane maker. But the deal is ...
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Qantas named most polluting airline across Pacific Ocean
Qantas has been identified as the most polluting airline to fly across the Pacific Ocean to North America. A report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) analyzed 20 carriers and concluded that the Australian airline was 64 percent les...
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Why is the world's largest passenger plane facing the scrap heap?
Airbus has confirmed it is preparing to end production of the world’s largest passenger plane after receiving no new orders in two years. The A380 was launched to much fanfare in 2005 with commentators declaring it the future of aviation. But just 13 later,...
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Those four-digit flight designations? Their days may be numbered
American’s Flight 1776 to Philadelphia? Hilarious. Southwest’s Flight 1492 to Columbus, Ohio? Clever. Alaska’s Flight 2738 to Portland? Not a side-splitter, but I don’t blame Alaska. But I do worry about all three of them and their peers because the airline...
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India to Split Flag Carrier Into Four Parts Ahead of Sale
India will break up its debt-burdened flag carrier into four separate companies and offer to sell at least 51 percent in each of them as part of a disinvestment proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The core airline business comprising Air India and Air...
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