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Scenes from the Paris Air Show: See what you missed in 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:37:19 -0400

As usual, a number of interesting storylines have emerged from the latest edition of the event. See the updates -- and photos!

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Qatar Airways unveils luxurious new 'Qsuite' business-class seats

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:50:22 -0400

Airline used Paris Air Show to show off its new “Qsuite” business class seats that it plans to install through its fleet.

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American Airlines to seek new uniform maker after illness complaints

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:12:39 -0400

Some of the carrier’s workers - mostly flight attendants - complained something in the new uniforms was making them ill.

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Qatar Airways wants to buy 10% stake in American Airlines

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:30:10 -0400

American announced Qatar Air intends to buy a 10% stake, but added the offer was unsolicited and would have to be approved in advance by the board.

House bill aims to clarify bumping rights for airline passengers

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:44:56 -0400

A House bill proposes to prevent airlines from dragging passengers off planes and clarify bumping rights.

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TSA, American Airlines test 3-D bag screening in Phoenix

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:33:56 -0400

The technology might eventually allow travelers to keep liquids and laptops in their carry-on bags.

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Delta's first Airbus A350 rolls out of the paint shop

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:15:36 -0400

Delta Air Lines will be the first U.S. carrier to fly Airbus’ new A350 widebody jet.

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American CEO in memo: 'We aren’t particularly excited about Qatar’s outreach' (full text)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:41:03 -0400

American's CEO has issued a memo to workers that provides insight as to how the company is receiving news of Qatar Airways' interest in the company.

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Name that airport ... (Bangkok Suvarnabhumi)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:18:25 -0400

UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport near Bangkok. 

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All that's cool and quirky at the Paris Air Show

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:46:48 -0400

No doubt about it: the Paris Air Show is an aerospace geek's paradise. A guide to some of the cool things that caught our eye this week.

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Turbulence: At least 10 people hurt on United flight

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:04:53 -0400

The United Airlines Boeing 737 was flying near Cancun, Mexico, when it encountered turbulence.

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Boeing: 747's future as a passenger aircraft is bleak

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:17:23 -0400

Boeing is finally acknowledging its famed 747 likely has little future left as a commercial passenger jet.

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And the world's new No.1 airline for 2017 is ...

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:55:43 -0400

Qatar Airways bumped Emirates out of the top spot in the annual Skytrax ratings. Again. Air Canada, Delta named best in North America.

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Boeing, Airbus in battle for orders at Paris Air Show

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:05:32 -0400

Boeing has landed a string of new plane deals while Airbus has won lucrative promises at the Paris Air Show.

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Drones 'a huge game changer' for aviation

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:50:18 -0400

Drones 'a huge game changer' for aviation as evidenced by the drones of all shapes and sizes showcased at the Paris Air Show.

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Qatar Airways CEO warns of 'lasting wound' from 'blockade'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:48:08 -0400

CEO: Fliers are returning and again using Qatar as aviation hub after initial hit to business.

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Allegiant : 28 new routes, 3 new cities part of its biggest expansion ever

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:19:15 -0400

Allegiant bills news as “largest-ever announcement of new service in the company’s history.”

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Weather delays: Monday turned out to be a terrible day to fly

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:57:43 -0400

Air travelers faced major headaches Monday afternoon as a long line thunderstorms blocked flight paths from New England to the Gulf Coast. 

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Aircraft parts maker to invest $30M in new Wichita center

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:57:00 -0400

City's largest employer announced the investment Monday at the Paris Air Show.

These are the 20 longest flights flown by U.S. airlines

Sat, 3 Jun 2017 12:36:41 -0400

See the 20 longest routes currently flown by airlines based in the United States.

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J.D. Power: Alaska Air, Southwest are the USA's best airlines for 2017

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:41:56 -0400

Alaska Air best traditional carrier for 10th year, but low-cost Southwest had top overall score.

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And the world's top frequent-flier awards for 2017 go to ...

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:39:04 -0400

Southwest remained on top while Marriott and Starwood performed well among hotels.

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Happy birthday, 737! Boeing’s workhorse turns 50

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:16:38 -0400

Boeing made its first flight on its first prototype of the aircraft on April 9, 1967.

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Everyone wants better airports, but who pays?

Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:03:05 -0400

There are a finite number of sources available for funding. And each is problematic in its own way.

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Why do we dress so badly when we fly?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:55:10 -0400

You will feel better about yourself, and you will get more respect if you make a little sartorial effort.

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Boarding area no-nos: Bad behavior before takeoff

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 11:11:12 -0500

Now more than ever, what happens in the boarding area sets the tone for the entire trip.

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How early should you really arrive for your flight?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:28:50 -0500

Do you go with the TSA recommended arrival times, which are more generous, or the airline times, which cut it a little closer?

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This 17-hour flight is now the longest in the world

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:02:06 -0500

Qatar Airways is new titleholder for the world’s longest regularly scheduled airline flight.

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Which seat is better: Window or aisle?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:17:18 -0500

For air travelers, it's an enduring question, if not a source of countless arguments.

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Your guide to the new 'basic economy' airfares

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:53:41 -0500

The price difference between basic economy and regular economy may not be worth the perks you surrender.

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How to avoid an in-flight medical incident

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:48:32 -0500

Here are some of the conditions for which fliers should pay special attention.

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The fleet and hubs of United Airlines, by the numbers

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:35:58 -0500

United Airlines is the world's third-largest carrier as measured by both revenue and by passenger-miles flown. 

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Fliers' rights: You have fewer than you think

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:49:00 -0400

You may have an outdated idea of what you’re entitled to when your flight is delayed or canceled.

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