Boeing 777x

Boeing 777X Expected To Make First Flight Shortly

It goes without saying that the past year has been really rough for Boeing. The worst situation has involved the 737 MAX being grounded globally following two fatal crashes. On top of that, Boeing's brand new 777X has been delayed as well. For those…

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Boeing 787 9

Boeing Had Negative 87 Net Plane Orders In 2019

I think we all know that 2019 was a rough year for Boeing, though it's interesting to be able to do a side-by-side comparison of Airbus and Boeing aircraft orders, deliveries, etc. Boeing has reported the details of their aircraft orders for 2019. While…

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Boeing 737 Max

New Boeing CEO’s Controversial Bonus Structure

Executive compensation in the US is a hotly contested topic, and for good reason. We've gotten to the point where eight figure annual compensation just sounds standard for CEOs of big companies, even if they aren't doing particularly well. So while this…

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Ukraine 737 800

Wow: Iran Admits To Shooting Down Ukraine 737

Well, Iran's tune on this has changed very quickly. Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has just admitted that Iran shot down a Ukraine International Airlines 737-800 a few days ago, killing all 176 people onboard. As he stated in a Tweet: A sad day.…

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Boeing 737 Max

Boeing Employees Said 737 MAX “Designed By Clowns”

It seems like there's no end in sight when it comes to the disaster which is the 737 MAX, as the plane has been grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes. Boeing now finally seems to be proactively cooperating with the FAA, realizing that…

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Lufthansa A321

Airlines Start To Divert & Cancel Iran Flights

Yesterday a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 flying from Tehran to Kiev crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 176 people onboard. US and other intelligence officials are claiming that the plane was shot down by Iran, and there's even…

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Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 34

FAA Adds Middle East Airspace Restrictions

As if airspace in the Middle East weren't complicated enough already, new restrictions have just made flying through the region even more complicated, given rising tensions with Iran. The FAA has issued a notice that has the potential to have some major…

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Airline Flight Simulator – 3

Uh Oh: Boeing 737 MAX Pilots Will Need Simulator Training

Boeing is having seemingly endless issues with getting the Boeing 737 MAX re-certified, as we're coming up on the one year anniversary of the plane having been grounded. Well, it looks like Boeing and airlines are about to face yet another issue with…

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Cathay Pacific A350

Airbus Will Begin Offering Dimmable Windows

At CES 2020 in Las Vegas today, an interesting announcement was made that impacts the Airbus passenger experience. Gentex Corporation, which is a supplier of electronically dimmable windows for the aerospace industry, has revealed that Airbus will begin…

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Alila Ventana Big Sur – 103

One Tree At A Time

There's no denying that environmentalism has become an increasingly center-stage topic in recent months (and years), and in many ways that may seem at odds with frequent travel. So today I wanted to address that, and also launch something that I hope…

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New Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul – 16

The 19 Most Popular OMAAT Reviews Of 2019

Yesterday I wrote a post about the 19 most read OMAAT posts of 2019. As I explained at the time, the posts that were most read aren't the posts that I'm most proud of. The internet is a weird place, and it's perfectly normal for a post that it takes…

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Eva Air 787 Business Class – 71

The 19 Most Popular OMAAT Posts Of 2019

As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to look back at the past year on the blog, and highlight the most popular posts. While this site gets a lot of traffic, I spend a surprisingly limited amount of time focused on analytics. Sure,…

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Boeing 737 Max

Boeing Fires CEO, Picks Interesting Replacement

Boeing has had a really rough year with the grounding of the 737 MAX globally following two fatal crashes. That was bad enough, but all the scandals┬áthat have emerged following this have left a lot of us in shock regarding the culture of what was once…

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Boeing 737 Max

Boeing Suspending 737 MAX Production

The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded globally since March 2019. Despite that, production of the plane has continued for all these months. At this point there are approximately 400 Boeing 737 MAX planes in storage -- there are so many that they've even…

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Boeing 737 Max

FAA Chief Tells Boeing To Back Off 737 MAX Timeline

We've seen Boeing executives repeatedly push a timeline for when they'd like to see the 737 MAX return to service, and that has slipped several times (with their latest estimate being that the plane won't be certified again before February 2020 at the…

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737 Max 10

Boeing 737 MAX 10 Launches With Little Fanfare

Usually an airline debuting a new plane type is big news, though that's not the case for Boeing today. Boeing has today very quietly debuted the brand new 737 MAX 10 at their facility in Renton, Washington. While these kinds of events are usually full…

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Flight Simulator 2020 Trailer

New Trailer For Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Gosh Microsoft, please stop teasing us, and come out with this already. Or maybe don't, because I'll just be playing 24/7 and won't get anything else done. Over the summer I wrote about how a new Microsoft Flight Simulator will be unveiled in 2020. I…

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Man’s Brilliant Plan To Fly With Overweight Cat Backfires

As an animal lover I sort of love this story... I think? Essentially a man had all of his frequent flyer miles taken away because of an elaborate scheme he concocted to get his overweight cat on a plane. So, what happened? 34 year old Mikhail Galin was…

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