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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China Southern 777

The US & China Aviation Battle Continues

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) are engaged in quite the battle, which is progressing at a fast pace. If you're not caught up on what has happened until now, see these two posts: Chinese Airlines…

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Azores Car Rental

Hertz Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Hertz has just become the latest major travel brand to reorganize, as the company has voluntarily entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Hertz Global Holdings, as well as certain US and Canadian subsidiaries, yesterday filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11…

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Winston Computer

Two (Personal) Positives From 10 Weeks At Home

Today marks 10 weeks of social distancing for us, and in this post I wanted to briefly talk about a couple of ways our lives have evolved for the better during this time (aside from Winston thinking this is the greatest thing ever). I think we're all…

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American Eagle

US Airlines Can Soon Drop Service To More Airports

Expect US airlines to soon reduce service to small airports... As a condition of accepting funding through the CARES Act, US airlines had to agree to maintain service to all US airports that they previously served. They didn't have to maintain all the…

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Hospital

Happy Mother’s Day (And An Update)!

First and foremost I want to wish a happy Mother's Day to all the moms reading. I hope you're being treated well today (and every day), and being given all the love and respect you deserve. I also wanted to share a personal update, because last Mother's…

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Jeopardy

Can You Answer These Jeopardy Airline Questions?

While I'm not usually a huge Jeopardy fan (why would I be, when I can instead what intellectual, quality programming like "Too Hot To Handle?"), yesterday's episode had a fun category category, "what's my airline?" I figure we could all use some airline…

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American Embraer 190 1

Boeing & Embraer Cancel Joint Venture Plans

In 2018 Boeing and Embraer announced plans to form a joint venture, and this has just been called off... In 2017 it was announced that Bombardier would sell a majority stake in the CSeries program to Airbus (the CSeries is now known as the A220). This…

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Taxibot

Amsterdam Schiphol’s Innovative New Taxibot

Before COVID-19 changed the world, one of the biggest topics in the airline industry was the environment, and ways the industry can reduce emissions, including carbon offset schemes. While it's no longer the focal point for the industry, Amsterdam Schiphol…

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Global Entry Kiosks

18 Month Global Entry Renewal Grace Period

Remember when we used to travel, and when Trusted Traveler Programs like Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check were actually helpful? Well, if your Global Entry is up for renewal, there are some things to be aware of... First of all, for those of you not familiar…

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United 777 200

Could Biden’s VP Pick Be A Flight Attendant?

Obviously this is inherently political, which isn't my intent -- for what it's worth, I have no strong opinion or agenda here. I'm writing about this because of the connection to aviation, and because I found it interesting and surprising. With Joe Biden…

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