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‘Papers, please’: Immigration agents check IDs of passengers arriving from domestic flight

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed Thursday that their agents requested to see the identification of domestic flight passengers landing at a New York airport Wednesday night as they searched for an immigrant who had received a deportation order to leave the United States. (www.washingtonpost.com) Mais...

Incident: Air Canada runway excursion at YYZ flight AC623

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An AC A320 left the runway during landing in heavy fog and a line of storms going through the area. No injuries reported. (www.cbc.ca) Mais...

Qantas 787 premium Y seats anything but dreamy

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How could Qantas get key passenger needs so wrong on its new 787-9s? (blogs.crikey.com.au) Mais...

AirBaltic to launch CS300 long-haul flights to Abu Dhabi

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Latvian carrier airBaltic plans to launch 4X-weekly Riga-Abu Dhabi Bombardier CS300 service beginning Oct. 29, in cooperation with Etihad Airways, the Riga-based carrier announced Feb. 24. (atwonline.com) Mais...

Heathrow sees record 75.7m passengers in 2016

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Heathrow welcomed a record 75.7 million passengers in 2016, up one per cent on the previous year. Passenger charges fell by one per cent at the UK’s largest airport, as Heathrow retained its position as Europe’s best hub for the third year running. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Mais...

Incident: PIA B777 at Karachi on Jan 20th 2017, stand-up seats

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A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration AP-BID performing flight PK-743 from Karachi (Pakistan) to Madinah (Saudi Arabia) with 416 passengers, departed with a number of passengers not being seated. Following departure cabin crew managed to get the passengers seated somehow. (avherald.com) Mais...

Fuming passenger delayed by stricken flight gives finger to hero pilots after emergency landing

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An ungrateful passenger gave the finger to two pilots who had just landed a stricken plane safely. Other passengers hailed the pilots as heroes after an engine failure on board a Flybe flight from Glasgow to Birmingham. (www.planeetiquette.com) Mais...

412th MXLS tests all electric ground power unit

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A team working with the 412th Logistics Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed tests on an all-electric aircraft power supply unit. Called the Hybrid Electric Flight Line Cart Technology Pathfinder, this unit was the first step in developing a new system for providing electric power to aircraft during maintenance on the flightline and inside hangars. (www.aerotechnews.com) Mais...

FAUB on the job: Watch robots work with mechanics to put together Boeing 777 jets

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Automation isn’t just a job for the robots: It takes flesh-and-blood workers to make robotic manufacturing work, as shown in a new video about the machines that set fasteners on Boeing’s 777 jets. (www.geekwire.com) Mais...

The Truth About Basic Economy Fares (and How to Avoid Them)

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American Airlines was one of the last major airlines to implement this change, announcing a basic economy fare in early 2017. With this fare, you’ll get a seat on the plane. However, you won’t be able to check or carry on a bag, and you’ll have to board the plane last. Lastly, you won’t earn as many miles as you would with a regular main cabin fare. (www.ondtravel.net) Mais...

Passengers feel the squeeze as planes take off with more seats, less elbow room

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The result: a little less elbow room that may mean battles over armrest turf on your next flight cross-country or abroad. When Boeing introduced its wide-body 777 in 1995, most airlines placed orders for aircraft with nine seats across in coach. (www.airlineboarding.net) Mais...

Boeing company uses A321 in website promo

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A Boeing company, Inventory Locator Service, yesterday posted an Evolution of Boeing graphic on its website that traces key points in Boeing’s history. There was a problem, however: the airplane at the top of the graphic, which was photo-shopped with Boeing 737 identification, was an Airbus A321. (leehamnews.com) Mais...

Only “perfect” Flight-Attendants for international routes at Aeroflot?

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Russian airline Aeroflot has blocked “old, fat and ugly” female flight attendants from working on international routes, according to staff. (www.aviationgazette.com) Mais...

Flying Kangaroo’s bounce brought down a notch

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QANTAS’s bottom line has withstood a 25 per cent blow to profits for the first half of 2016-17 as cheaper oil drove down airfares on international routes. The Flying Kangaroo has posted a $515 million after tax profit, down from $688 million for the previous corresponding period. The underlying profit before tax was a bumper $852 million, down 7.5 per cent on the previous half-year. (www.dailytelegraph.com.au) Mais...

What's clipped Air New Zealand's wings as profit drops 24 per cent

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Air New Zealand is sticking to the script of airline economics. As sure as a carrier has a good year, one not so good will surely some time follow. And for the national carrier, that year has come. It's six-month result to December 31 was hardly a wipe out, it was the second best first half result in the company's history. But following record results last year the slide in half-year profit is conspicuous Pre-tax profit fell 24 per cent to $349 million as revenue slid 3 per cent. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mais...

NZ could host Singapore's fighter jets at Ohakea

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Singapore is eying Ohakea air base in Manawatu as a potential base for one of its own Air Force squadrons of F15 fighter jets. Up to 500 people would be stationed in or near the base in the region. Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee confirmed that the Singapore Government in undertaking a feasibility study to determine what the move would entail, including housing and education needs of family. That study needed to be completed befo (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mais...

Standing room only for 7 passengers in the aisle on a PIA flight

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Pakistan International Airlines is investigating how seven extra passengers were allowed to stand in the aisles on a flight to Saudi Arabia. The flight in question went from Karachi to Medina carrying a total of 416 passengers, on a Boeing 777 with a total seating capacity of 409, including staff seats. (www.bbc.com) Mais...

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