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Norwegian Dreamliner flight lays claim to trans-Atlantic speed record

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:54:32 -0500

A Norwegian flight has set a new record for the fastest trans-Atlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft. But what counts as 'trans-Atlantic?'

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Tuesday: Flight disruptions linger in Midwest, spread to the East

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:15:06 -0500

Cancellations and delays lingered in the Midwest from the storm, which has pushed east and now could disrupt flights at the busy airports serving New York.

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First look: Seoul Incheon Airport’s new Terminal 2 big on high tech, art

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:15:43 -0500

Debut of the new high-tech Terminal 2 comes just in time to welcome visitors headed to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

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Planemaker ATR lauds U.S. 'comeback' with Silver Airways order

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:43:38 -0500

Deal with Silver Airways bolsters the efforts of European aircraft-maker ATR to regain a foothold among U.S. passenger airlines.

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Maine airport says it's first to use 100% recycled de-icing fluid

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:03:36 -0500

Officials with Maine's Portland International Jetport say it is the first airport in the country to use 100% recycled de-icing fluid for aircraft.

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Say hello to the first ever double bed in U.S. business class!

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:06:33 -0500

Qatar Airways is now offering its QSuite pods on flights from Doha, Qatar into New York’s Kennedy and Washington’s Dulles airports.

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Qatar Airways' luxurious new 'Qsuite' seats now flying from the USA

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:35:11 -0500

New suite seats are the latest offering in a constant game of one-upmanship among the world’s premier airlines.

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How biometrics could speed airline boarding, stop stowaways

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:00:04 -0500

Airlines are teaming with their airport partners to take the human element out of the boarding process.

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Monday storm: Airlines waive change fees, cancel flights

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:02:50 -0500

Most big airlines were waiving rebooking fees for the latest weather event, which was affecting flights in the Midwest on Monday.

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Airport challenge: Clearing runways a choreographed snow dance

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:19:27 -0500

When snow falls at the airport, crews at Mitchell International fire up massive machines that plow and sweep runways in precise, practiced movements.

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Ask the Captain: What does it mean to spool the engines?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:00:06 -0500

Jet engines, unlike automobile engines, require several seconds to accelerate from idle to high thrust.

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Name that airport ...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:31:25 -0500

Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.

Alaska Airlines unveils new uniforms for 19,000 employees

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:36:51 -0500

The first look at the Luly Yang-designed pieces came Thursday evening at a fashion show-styled unveiling among a crowd of employees in Seattle.

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Las Vegas airport to get a pop-up marriage license bureau

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:21:44 -0500

This February, the County Clerk’s office will issue licenses from an office in the airport’s Terminal 1 baggage claim area.

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American Airlines adds Chicago O'Hare to its 'Shuttle' line-up

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:21:03 -0500

American is converting its existing 15 LaGuardia-O'Hare weekday round-trips into Shuttle-branded service. Move adds perks, flexibility for those customers.

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Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:20:53 -0500

The deal is a breakthrough for Airbus, whose double-decked A380 faced an uncertain future amid weak sales.

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Flight woes linger into Thursday; 500 cancellations and 1,730 delays

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:49:26 -0500

Flights disrupted for a third consecutive day Thursday in the wake of a winter storm that slowed schedules at airports from Texas and Florida to New England.

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Storm: 1,800 flights canceled, 5,300 delayed on Wednesday

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:45:24 -0500

Air travelers faced another day of disruptions Wednesday as winter weather snarled flights at dozens of U.S. airports.

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New Alaska Airlines uniforms to be unveiled Thursday

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:50:26 -0500

Alaska Air says it worked hard to ensure safety, look of new threads. But the details remained a carefully guarded secret ahead of official unveiling.

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Tuesday storm: Airlines cancel 1,600 flights; more than 3,100 delayed

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:49:20 -0500

Nearly 700 flights were grounded by early Tuesday as winter weather threatened Texas and the Northeast. More cancellations were likely.

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Extreme airfare bargains for London, Paris and Rome

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:11:02 -0500

Most folks don’t want to go to Europe in winter, so demand drops and airlines are forced to lower prices to lure travelers aboard empty planes.

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Sale: WOW Air rolls out $89 one-way fares to Europe; what's the catch?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:30:51 -0500

WOW Air, one of a new breed of European budget airlines known for rock-bottom airfares, is at it again. Sale covers flights from six of WOW’s U.S. gateways.

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Alaska Airlines announces eight non-stop routes from Paine Field

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:01:50 -0500

Alaska Airlines revealed which routes it will fly from the airport in Everett, Wash., which does not currently have commercial airline service.

Amex tabs New York JFK's Terminal 4 for luxe Centurion Lounge

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:33:56 -0500

The two-level, 15,000-square-foot lounge is expected to open “by early 2019." The JFK location would be the 10th of Amex's upscale airport clubs.

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Swivel chairs, double beds, 32" TVs: Check out Singapore Air's swanky new 'suites'

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 17:54:32 -0500

Singapore's suite perks include: A plush swivel chair. A 32” high-definition TV screen. A separate bed area and room to entertain.

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The most surprising airline flights to Europe? Here are two dozen options

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 18:46:49 -0500

Fancy a flight from St. Louis to Reykjavik? Or from Providence to Cork? It’s the relatively obscure routes that spice up the USA's international flight schedules.

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11 airfare gotchas to avoid at all costs

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 08:08:34 -0400

There are plenty of mistakes you could make to benefit the airline — ones that can spike your overall cost, or make traveling more difficult.

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Six tips for a more comfortable flight

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:31:36 -0400

Some people settle with the idea that flying is an uncomfortable experience, but that doesn’t need to be the case.

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Behind the scenes: What happens at an airport overnight?

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:09:02 -0400

Overnight teams scramble to clean and service aircraft, while airline operations work to ensure the first flights of the next day take off on time.

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7 questions to ask before accepting an airline voucher

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:12:08 -0400

Some airlines incorporate gotchas into vouchers to increase the chances that you won’t be able to use them.

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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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