Na Oh Bangkok Interior Dining
Na-Oh Bangkok: Dine In A Kinda Creepy L-1011

There are a surprising number of aviation-themed dining experiences out there, and here's another one I didn't know of until now. And it actually seems to serve decent food. Na-Oh Bangkok is a restaurant in Bangkok located in a repurposed Lockheed L-1011…

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United 777
Boeing 777s With Pratt & Whitney Engines Grounded (Mostly)

On Saturday a United Boeing 777 suffered a major engine failure shortly after takeoff, as debris from the engine "rained" on a Denver suburb. It's important to note that while a 777 was the aircraft involved, it seems that this has more to do with the…

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Las Vegas Airport
Las Vegas Airport Will Be Renamed After Harry Reid

It looks like Las Vegas McCarran Airport will soon be renamed Las Vegas Reid Airport... The Clark County Commission has this week unanimously voted to change the name of Las Vegas International Airport -- Las Vegas McCarran International Airport will…

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Boeing 777x First Flight At Paine Field In Everett, Washington.
Has Airline Fleet Planning Become Short-Sighted?

We've seen several airlines make major changes to their fleet plans in recent months, and I can't help but pose the question of whether airlines are acting a bit irrationally, and oscillating between extremes. Up until the start of the pandemic, all…

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Berlin Brandenburg Airport – 8
Oops: Berlin’s New Airport Can’t Stay Warm In Winter

Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) finally opened in late 2020, after a delay of nearly a decade, and after running more than €4 billion over budget. Even with this insanely delayed opening, the airport is still having major issues, the latest of which…

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Plaza Premium Lounge Heathrow – 1
Heathrow Airport Adds New Tax Due To Coronavirus

The airport with the highest passenger taxes in the world has just added yet another tax. Within the past week, Heathrow Airport has added a new £8.90 (~$12.20) tax to all tickets, billed as a "United Kingdom Exceptional Regulatory Charge." The same…

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American 737 Max 8
Will Airlines Extend Elite Status Again In 2021?

2020 caught just about all of us off guard, and airline loyalty programs responded generously across the board, with virtually every program extending elite status by at least a year. Now that we're well into 2021, what should we expect from airline…

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Boeing 777x
Uh Oh: Has Boeing Lost Over One-Third Of 777X Orders?

This doesn't sound good. Not for Boeing, and not for passengers who want a superior passenger experience. While I covered the basics of this yesterday, today I wanted to take a more in-depth look at which airlines might be canceling their 777X orders.…

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Factorydesign Access Seat 1
Factorydesign’s Innovative New Narrow Body Business Class Seat

Here's a truly innovative new business class seat, even if I'm a bit skeptical about how popular it will be. We're seeing airlines fly narrow body aircraft on longer and longer routes, and that trend will continue when the Airbus A321XLR enters service…

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Boeing 737 Max
Boeing 737 MAX Cleared By European Regulators

It's official -- the Boeing 737 MAX can once again return to the European skies. The 737 MAX was first grounded globally in March 2019, following two fatal crashes. Since then, Boeing has been making fixes to get the plane certified again. We recently…

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Lax Jetpack Guy
New Theories Emerge About “LAX Jetpack Guy”

A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request has revealed some new insights into the mysterious "LAX jetpack guy." In the past few months there have been several reports of a "jetpack guy" flying dangerously close to planes near LAX: In August 2020, an…

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Boom Overture
Will Boom Bring Back Supersonic Passenger Flights?

Aircraft technology has come a long way, and there are lots of improvements and new concepts to look forward to. In the near future we'll hopefully see the Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 777X enter service, which offer nice incremental efficiencies over previous…

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Close Up Medical Syringe With A Vaccine.
Surreal: My Parents Have Been Vaccinated

My gosh, I woke up yesterday morning thinking a Starlux Airlines gift would be the most exciting thing to happen. Little did I know that within 24 hours we'd go from no expectations of vaccines for our parents in the immediate future, to having all of…

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Boeing Charged With 737 MAX Fraud Conspiracy, Will Pay $2.5 Billion

Wow, this is significant. While the Boeing 737 MAX is back in the US skies after having been grounded for nearly two years, that's not the end of Boeing's troubles with this plane. The United States Department of Justice has just charged Boeing with…

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Ana First Class Suite 777 – 73
The 10 Most Popular OMAAT Posts Of 2020

Around the new year I always like to share the most read OMAAT posts of the year. Suffice to say that 2020 has been unlike any other, and I'm excited for 2021. Not because stuff is suddenly going to change with the new year, but rather because there's…

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Lax Approach
LAX Jetpack Guy Caught On Video?!?

The mystery keeps getting stranger. While the FBI hasn't had any luck with its investigation, did a pilot just capture the infamous LAX jetpack guy on video? Over the past few months, multiple airline pilots on approach to LAX reported seeing someone…

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United 777 200
US Airlines Will Recall Furloughed Workers In $15 Billion Aid Deal

It looks like 32,000 furloughed airline employees will be back on the payroll for four months, in what can only be described as a very expensive deal. A bipartisan $900 billion stimulus deal is expected to be approved by lawmakers in the US shortly.…

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American 737 Max 8
Boeing Tried To “Coach” FAA Pilots On 737 MAX

The US has Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has now recertified the Boeing 737 MAX, so the plane can return to the US skies. Well, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has this week published its report on the 737 MAX,…

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Eva Air 787 Business Class – 70
Mileage Thieves Charged With Wire Fraud

Six men are looking at up to 20 years in prison on wire fraud charges, in a case that involves frequent flyer miles. The Unites States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas has charged six men with committing wire fraud in August 2019,…

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Shenzhen Airlines A330
Flight Attendants In China Told To Wear Diapers

We’ve seen flight attendants wear all kinds of PPE to keep themselves (and others) safe when traveling. However, using diapers as PPE is a new one for me… CAAC recommends diapers for crews Bloomberg reports on how the Civil Aviation Administration…

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Trump 757
Will Trump Prepare His 757 For Life After Presidency?

Here's an interesting aviation angle to President Trump more concretely conceding the presidency... For the past four years, President Trump has been flying Air Force One around the world (though mostly just to Palm Beach -- that's not shade, just the…

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American Eagle Economy
Is This The End Of Emotional Support Animals On Planes?

The US Department of Transportation has just issued a final ruling that will greatly change how emotional support animals (ESAs) can travel on flights. This is major, and has the potential to end the concept as we know it. An emotional support animal…

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German Government A350
New German Air Force A350 Operates Epic Round The World Flight

The plane that will eventually shuttle Germany's chancellor around the world operated a pretty remarkable journey this weekend, though I'm not sure I totally get why... In 2019, Germany's government purchased three Airbus A350-900s, which will eventually…

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