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Air Berlin files for insolvency

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The news should not come as a surprise to many as the Berlin-based carrier had been struggling financially for some time already. Bloomberg reports that Air Berlin has had to file for insolvency after Etihad, its biggest investor, ended financial support. (www.airguideonline.com) Mais...

American Airlines passenger tries to open cabin door during descent

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Several people on a flight Saturday from Los Angeles to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport told CBS News that a man wearing sunglasses tried to grab the handle of the plane’s exit door a few minutes after the pilot announced they were descending. (www.airlive.net) Mais...

Another airline says goodbye to the Boeing 747 passenger jet

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EVA Air retired the Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft from its fleet on 21 August. Aircraft B-16411 operated its final service with flight BR892 on the Hong Kong-Taipei Taoyuan route, says the Star Alliance carrier. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Mais...

Shhh… United has a “secret” restaurant!

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Well this is good for a laugh… According to a thread on Flyertalk, United has opened a restaurant at Newark airport that provides exclusive service to “specially invited” customers. You can tell the delight their marketing folks had in naming the restaurant: (www.aviationfigure.com) Mais...

No live flight data

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this flight has no flight live data..just location. (uk.flightaware.com) Mais...

United Continues to Evaluate 100-Seat Mainline Aircraft

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United Airlines continues to evaluate adding a 100-seat aircraft to its mainline fleet, less than a year after it cited the aircraft category's poor economics for the conversion of its Boeing 737-700 order to larger variants. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

Viewing Eclipse 2017 From 37k Feet With Southwest Airlines

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For Eclipse 2017, Airways joined Southwest Airlines for its special #Eclipse2017 flight from Seattle to St. Louis. (airwaysmag.com) Mais...

Eclipse related landing delay at CHS??

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Looks like an unexpected delay due to eclipse. Thoughts?? (flightaware.com) Mais...

Eclipse travel keeps NetJets busy

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Columbus-based NetJets, the world’s largest operator of private jets, is seeing a rise in flight bookings through Tuesday, tied to eclipse-viewing trips. (www.dispatch.com) Mais...

Zimbabwe and South Africa battle ground flights over permit disputes

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All eight South African Airways flights between Harare and Johannesburg were canceled on Saturday when the Zimbabwe government demanded a foreign operators permit, a day after an Air Zimbabwe plane was grounded in the South African city for similar reasons. The decisions to halt the flights came as Zimbabwe seeks diplomatic immunity in South Africa for President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, after she was charged with assault in Johannesburg. The Wednesday request is being considered, officials… (www.google.co.zw) Mais...

Cathay Pacific to buy 32 Airbus A321neo jets in US$4.1 billion order

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Cathay Pacific will upgrade and expand the fleet of its affiliate Cathay Dragon with an order for 32 Airbus A321neo jets. The jets, scheduled to be delivered between 2020 and 2023, will also mark the debut of an all-new regional business class seat – although this is expected to be a more conventional recliner than a lie-flat bed. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mais...

‘Crazy’ Video Shows Man Trying Open Plane Door During American Airlines Flight

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A passenger on an American Airlines flight to Minneapolis from Los Angeles reportedly tried to open one of the plane’s exit doors while the flight was in the air. Passenger Richard Munassi said passengers began ‘yelling and screaming’ during the flight on Saturday as they tried to subdue the man, who has not been publicly identified. (www.aviationfigure.com) Mais...

Eclipse-viewing party in the air: Alaska Air flight to get an early look

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Alaska’s charter Flight #9671 will leave Oregon’s Portland International Airport at 7:15 a.m. PT. It will head west for two hours out over the Pacific Ocean to give astronomy enthusiasts, eclipse-chasers, a NASA astronaut, social media contest winners and other guests flying in a freshly-washed Boeing 737-900 a unique and early view of the total eclipse. The plane is expected to fly at 38,000, possibly climbing to 40,000 during the viewing flight. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA9671 (www.usatoday.com) Mais...

Cathay Dragon to Modernize And Expand Its Fleet After Signing An MOU for 32 Airbus A321neos

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Cathay Dragon has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), preparatory to executing formal legal documentation, for the acquisition of 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The MOU, signed today between the Cathay Pacific Group and Airbus in Toulouse, France, is valued at approximately HK$31.7 billion at current list prices. It is intended to see Cathay Dragon’s single-aisle fleet replaced and expanded from 2020. (www.cathaypacific.com) Mais...

Aircraft APU caught fire at Liège Airport, Belgium

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The plane was about to being pushed back to Lusaka Intl in Zambia. Pilots started the APU and there was a big blow noise, sparks then a huge flame from the tail to the ground. (www.airlive.net) Mais...