Monthly Archives: May 2016

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The Sweetest Things Airlines Have Done for Passengers (It Does Happen!)

Heartwarming is not typically a word many travelers associate with airlines. Miles, delays, and fees — yes. But heartwarming? Not so much. Now more than ever, some airlines are trying to change that. Earlier this month, Southwest Airlines got word minutes before takeoff that the family of a passenger on one of its flights had a family emergency. The airline quickly reacted. A customer service representative told the passenger, whose… Read Article →

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Airbus unconcerned if Boeing MAXs out on one of its engines

Will Boeing ‘borrow’ a big diameter new tech engine from rival Airbus to win back lost ground in the lucrative single aisle market Airbus doesn’t appear to be concerned at news that Boeing is planning to ‘adopt’ one of the engine types it is using on its new technology A320NEO family in order to claw back the lead the European consortium has taken in the high volume and highly lucrative… Read Article →

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QUORA QUESTION: WHAT IS EGYPTAIR’S SAFETY RECORD?

Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Read more about the partnership here. Answer from Cyrille Daoud: The EgyptAir company is hardly to blame for the recent crash (unless it was a mechanical failure). If this crash is linked to a terrorist attack, the Paris “Charles de Gaulle” airport staff and security personnel is the… Read Article →

Pictured with the Iolar at Bristol airport are Aer Lingus cabin crew Laura McCabe and Catherine McDonnell, who are both wearing the very first Aer Lingus uniform worn by cabin crew in 1945. Photo: Dan Regan

Shamrock‘flying high’ as Aer Lingus celebrates 80th birthday

IT was exactly 80 years to the day yesterday that Aer Lingus launched its first ever flight from Baldonnel to Bristol. And to recognise this milestone, the Dublin-based carrier has flown in the Iolar, a replica of the a six-seater De Havilland 84 Dragon which made that first journey with only five passengers aboard. While its first aircraft might only have had the capacity to accommodate six passengers, the national… Read Article →

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Engine of Korean Air Boeing 777 caught fire; 300 passengers evacuated at Tokyo airport

Tokyo, Japan: About 300 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 at Tokyo’s Haneda airport in dramatic scenes after one of the engines caught fire, officials said Friday. TV footage from the airport showed the plane, which was bound for South Korea’s Gimpo International, surrounded by red fire trucks and with the area around its left wing doused in foam. The plane’s inflatable emergency evacuation… Read Article →

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Boeing and Airbus Are Facing the End of Their Duopoly, Analyst Says

Boeing and Airbus face a series of problems, including new competitors and diminishing new orders, that appear to spell the end of their duopoly, says a Moody’s analyst.   Delta’s (DAL) decision to order 75 Bombardier CS100 jets may be the harbinger of dramatic change in an aircraft manufacturing industry that has long been the purview of two companies, Boeing (BA) and Airbus, according to a new report by a… Read Article →

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Was Goldman Sachs Right About The Boeing 777 After All?

Summary Using the annual order trend, a significant gap remains. Annual trends are not the correct way to estimate order inflow. Order inflow tends to have a zig-zag pattern. The Boeing (NYSE:BA) 777 gap has been subject to some of my articles. In my previous article A Negative Trend For The Boeing 777, I concluded that order inflow has been trailing the multi-year average and order inflow in 2015 was… Read Article →

There was a frantic effort to find out what was happening on-board. Picture: Oliver HolzbauerSource:Flickr

Delta Airlines pilots asleep: F16 jets scrambled after flight 8957 fails to respond

IT WAS just a few hours after EgyptAir flight MS804 vanished from radar, later discovered to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea killing 66 people. Air traffic controllers around the world were on high alert, so when Delta Airlines flight DL8957 from Germany to Kuwait strayed into Greek airspace over the Mediterranean Sea around 7.10pm, they jumped into action. The Athens-based controllers issued repeated — and frantic — requests for… Read Article →

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Alitalia showcases its new uniform collection

Alitalia recently unveiled its new staff uniform collection at the Nazionale Spazio Eventi in Rome. The collection has been designed and tailor-made by a team of nearly 500 people in Italy, with fabrics made in Tuscany, silk in Como, men’s uniforms tailored in Puglia, and leather accessories in Naples, and shoes in the Marche region. The new collection is created by Italian haute couturier Ettore Bilotta, takes inspiration from the… Read Article →

Heartbreaking moment elderly grandmother of air hostess who died on the doomed EgyptAir MS804 flight collapses at her memorial service

The elderly grandmother of air hostess Yara Hani Tawfik who died on the doomed EgyptAir MS804 flight collapsed at her memorial service today. Concerned friends and relatives rushed to Anna Yara’s aid as she sat wailing on a pew in a church in Cairo. One held the grandmother face as she was overcome with grief in the St Mary and St Athanasius Church after the service. Nahla Wagih, a friend… Read Article →