Global Entry

Global Entry Fee To Increase, And More Changes

The United States Customs and Border Protection Bureau (USCBP) is intending to make some changes to the Global Entry program, and is currently seeking public feedback on these changes. There are some positive and negative changes, so let's go through…

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Us Airways Business Class A330 30

Heathrow May Enforce Slot Requirements This Winter

It looks like Heathrow Airport may actually require airlines to use their slots this winter if they want to keep them, which is either really bad or really good, depending on how you look at it. Many congested airports around the world are slot restricted,…

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Cargolux Mask 747 8

Awesome: Cargolux’s “Masked” 747-8

Cargolux is a cargo airline based in Luxembourg, which operates a fleet of around 30 Boeing 747s globally. Well, Cargolux has just given one Boeing 747-8 a very special livery. Specifically, the seven year old plane with the registration code LX-VCF…

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Pan Am Board Game

Review Of Pan Am: The Board Game

It’s rare and wonderful when two of my favorite things are combined. Examples that come to mind are cookie dough and ice cream, Timothée Chalamet and Laura Dern (Little Women), and puppies and Canada (see, e.g., Labrador Retrievers). So I was very excited…

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Boeing 737 Max 7

Boeing Officially(ish) Rebrands The 737 MAX

While this rebranding has been rumored for a while, it looks like it's now more or less official. Boeing has today announced an order for up to four Boeing 737 jets by Polish airline Enter Air. Yes, the airline is ordering Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft,…

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Delta 767

Republican Senators Push For Second Airline Bailout

Over a dozen Republican senators are now onboard with US airlines getting a further $25 billion in payroll support... The CARES Act currently provides roughly $25 billion in payroll support for US airlines. The government is essentially covering a majority…

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Omaat Happy Hour Youtube Thursday

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

We'll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual happy hour this evening at 6:30PM Eastern (just follow this link and you can be reminded when we go live) and hope you guys can join us. In addition to taking questions, this evening we'll be talking about the…

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Boeing 737 Max 7

FAA & Boeing Complete 737 MAX Certification Flights

The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in March 2019, after two fatal crashes just months apart. Over the past 15 months Boeing has been working towards recertification, and it looks like that may soon become a reality. On Monday, pilots and test crew members…

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United Polaris 767 – 28

Should Airlines Be Required To Block Middle Seats?

I'm not sure what to make of all of this, but I'm curious to hear what you guys think... Last week American Airlines announced that it would start selling flights to capacity as of July 1. Previously the airline sold flights to at most 85% of capacity.…

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Cathay Dragon A330 First Class – 19

US Airlines Get Permission To Restart China Flights

Aviation authorities in the US and China have had big disagreements about the extent to which airlines should be allowed to offer service between the two countries. Some real progress has been made now, to the point that we will see US airlines resume…

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Money

Gasp: Hertz’s Stock Since Filing For Bankruptcy

Before I get too deep into this post, let me note that: I'm no expert on stocks; rather I'm writing about this topic because it's related to an aspect of the travel industry, and I find it to be interesting This isn't an attempt to give any financial…

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Airbus A330neo

Airbus Threatens To Sue Airlines Over Aircraft Deliveries

It's rare to see aircraft manufacturers publicly make threats towards airlines, given how close their partnerships are. Airbus' CEO countered that trend with some comments yesterday. We know that many airlines are attempting to defer or even cancel aircraft…

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