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easyJet adds yet more new services with Luxor flights joining the network 

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UK low-cost carrier easyJet has announced that yet more new routes will be added to the airline’s network for the forthcoming northern winter period. This latest announcement comes just a month after the company unveiled 36 new routes from its UK bases to start toward the end of 2024. As a result of the two announcements combined, the airline is now offering 41 new routes for winter 2024/25 across Europe and North Africa.

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1st GE Aerospace GE9X Engine Heads To Boeing For 777-9

Simple Flying

The first production version of the General Electric (GE) Aerospace GE9X engine, which will power the Boeing 777X, was shipped from GE Aerospaces facilities to the aircraft manufacturer.

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Airport Death Match: Is SFO or OAK Faster to San Francisco?

Cranky Flier

As I mentioned in my trip report last week , I flew into SFO on a recent trip to the Bay Area but back out of Oakland. This wasn’t by design, but since I knew they were both pretty easy options from the city, I felt comfortable choosing the best flight times/prices out of either airport. Once we settled on going into one and out of the other, I knew it would be worth a comparison post.

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Six Found Dead At Grand Hyatt Bangkok, Mysterious Circumstances

One Mile at a Time

A bizarre tragedy just happened at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, though as of now there are more questions than answers… What we know about the Grand Hyatt Bangkok tragedy At around 5:30PM local time today (Tuesday, July 16, 2024), staff at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok called the police to report that six people had been found dead in a suite at the hotel.

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Alaska Airlines announces major expansion of First Class and Premium seating  

Alaska Air

At Alaska Airlines, we’re always looking for new ways to make your travel experience even better. This expansion will add 1.3 million premium seats annually to our mainline fleet, providing guests with even more opportunities to upgrade to a premium experience. The post Alaska Airlines announces major expansion of First Class and Premium seating appeared first on Alaska Airlines News.

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Uganda Airlines spreads its wings across Africa, adds three new destinations

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Uganda Airlines , the state-owned national carrier of Uganda, has announced the launch of three new destinations across the continent of Africa. The airline will commence scheduled services to Harare (Zimbabwe), Abuja (Nigeria), and Lusaka (Zambia) from its Entebbe home base in September 2024. Kicking off this next round in the carrier’s African expansion plans, the new flights between Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) will commence on Septe

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Joby Round Table Offers Insight On Company Culture, Future

AV Web

During an online round table on July 17, Joby Aviation founder and CEO JoeBen Brivet recalled his pathway to becoming involved in electric vertical takeoff and land (eVTOL) aircraft. He sees the present as a time of converging transformational technologies that he believes will make aviation “dramatically more relevant to our daily lives and more impactful on the productivity of people around the world.

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American A321 Evacuated Over Laptop Fire, With Proudly Defiant Austrian Family

One Mile at a Time

An American Airlines jet had a pretty dramatic evacuation yesterday, after a passenger’s laptop reportedly caught fire. We always hear about the risk of lithium ion batteries, so here’s a case where it actually caused an issue. Fortunately it was caught on the ground… American jet evacuated as cabin fills with smoke This incident happened yesterday (Friday, July 12, 2024), and involves American Airlines flight AA2045, scheduled to fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Miami (MIA) at 12:17PM.

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Australia’s Historical Aircraft Restoration Society to Restore Rare 1935 Douglas DC-2

Vintage Aviation News

An 89-year-old Douglas DC-2 airliner has arrived at Australia’s Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum for restoration. Built-in May 1935 at Douglas’ Santa Monica plant, this historic aircraft will be restored and displayed at the museum at Shellharbour Airport in NSW, although it is not expected to fly again. HARS highlights the plane’s “fascinating history,” which aligns with its mission to preserve Australia’s aviation heritage.

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Emirates SkyCargo places $1 billion order for extra five Boeing 777 Freighters

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Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo segment of the Dubai flag carrier, has placed a $1 billion order for an extra five Boeing 777 Freighters with delivery expected between 2025 and 2026. Emirates said in a statement on July 16, 2024, that the new order comes off the back of strong growth so far during financial year. The new Boeing 777 Freighters will see the airline’s available main deck cargo capacity increase by 30%. “Demand for our world-class product and services is growing exponentia

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Short Final: Leave The East Behind

AV Web

From IFR Magazine reader Mark Klebanoff I used to live in the Metro D.C. area and pretty much nobody was cleared direct. To make controllers and the ATC computer happy, I used to file a flight plan with lots of airways, named fixes, and VORs. Then I moved to Ohio. Old habits die hard, so the first time we took a trip, I filed a complicated route along Victor airways.

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Remember When: Boeing Lined Up The Entire 7X7 Aircraft Series

Simple Flying

From the 707 to the 787, Boeing has over 60 years of development in the 7X7 series. Some lucky travelers may have flown on all of them, but for most of us, its enough of a challenge simply to have seen them all. Boeing helped once in 2016, by lining up the whole series as part of its centenary celebration.

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Qatar Airways Unveiling “Qsuite Next Gen” Business Class

One Mile at a Time

Qatar Airways is known for its Qsuites business class. This is one of the world’s best business class experiences , between an excellent soft and hard product. Roughly seven years after the product was introduced, it’s available on most long haul aircraft , but not all. Even as this continues to be one of the world’s most incredible business class experiences, there’s an exciting update, as Qatar Airways plans to unveil an all-new business class in the coming days.

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Combat Veteran P-51 Mustang Restoration Nears The “Finish” Line at Midwest Aero Restorations

Vintage Aviation News

By James Church Midwest Aero Restorations, Ltd. , of Danville, Illinois is making great progress on yet another stunning P-51 Mustang restoration. The aircraft currently nearing completion following the attention of Midwest’s team of dedicated and talented craftsmen is North American Aviation (NAA) P-51D-20-NA Mustang, USAAF #44-72107. This particular Mustang is a World War II combat veteran, having flown with the 20th Fighter Group (FG), 77th Fighter Squadron (FS) of the 8th Air Force in

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Eurowings flight to Manchester diverts to Berlin due to ‘undefined odor’

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A Eurowings flight bound for Manchester International Airport (MAN) was forced to perform an emergency landing at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) due to an “undefined odor” in the cabin. The aircraft, an Airbus A319 operating as flight EW8470 departed BER airport at around 08:00 local time on July 15, 2024. It climbed to 10,000 feet, then returned to make a safe landing back at Berlin at 08:26.

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Things Going Bump

Ask the Pilot

July 15, 2024 Everyone’s talking about turbulence. Each week now, it seems, we’re reading about this or that flight getting wracked around by unusually rough air. People are being injured, flights are diverting. In one case a passenger died after a Singapore Airlines flight hit severe turbulence over Southeast Asia. Are dangerous turbulence encounters becoming more prevalent, or are they merely getting more attention?

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Uganda Airlines Announces 3 New Routes To Abuja, Lusaka & Harare

Simple Flying

Uganda Airlines will launch three new regional routes in September 2024, connecting Entebbe International Airport (EBB) to Abuja, Harare, and Lusaka. This follows its regional expansion into Nigeria last year and comes ahead of its planned expansion in Europe and Asia.

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Do Airline Miles Expire? What You Need To Know

One Mile at a Time

For those of us into collecting miles & points , one thing to always be on the lookout for is mileage expiration policies. Programs have different policies when it comes to whether miles expire, and if so, what activity will prevent your miles from expiring. Even as someone who probably dedicates way too much time to loyalty programs, I’ve had airline miles expire on me, and it’s such a frustrating feeling.

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777-9 Enters Certification Flight Testing

AV Web

The FAA has granted Type Inspection Authorization to Boeing for its 777-9 after a shakedown flight with FAA inspectors aboard on Saturday.”This certification test flight validates the aircraft’s safety, reliability, and performance. We appreciate our regulator’s rigorous oversight and are grateful to our customers who have chosen the 777-9 for its efficiency, environmental performance, and passenger comfort,” Boeing said in a press release.

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Flydubai searches for pilots, cabin crew and engineers to support airline growth 

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Flydubai is in the midst of a recruitment drive to support the low-cost carrier’s growth with pilots, cabin crew and engineers most in need. Flydubai has a fleet of 88 Boeing 737 aircraft, with 13 arriving in 2023 alone and seven more scheduled to arrive before the end of the year. The Emirati government-owned airline also recently expanded its network with new routes to Basel, Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius announced.

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American Adds Three Unique Routes

Airline Geeks

The airline is adding a batch of new routes, including service to an airport that has never seen scheduled flights before by a U.S. carrier.

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Australia's Worst Air Disaster: The Bakers Creek Crash Of A US Army Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress

Simple Flying

June 2024 marked multiple anniversaries of significant aviation events of the Second World War. I've penned three Simple Flying articles on these events so far, two of which have already been published (the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the 82nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway), and one that's still awaiting publication as I type these words (the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Philippine Sea AKA "The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot").

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Lucrative ITA Airways Volare Elite Status Match Offer

One Mile at a Time

Italian flag carrier ITA Airways has just launched a new status match opportunity , and it has the potential to be pretty useful. ITA Airways currently belongs to SkyTeam, so this is a way to get SkyTeam Elite Plus status. However, Lufthansa is in the process of taking over ITA Airways, at which point the airline will join Star Alliance, and will use Lufthansa Miles & More as its frequent flyer program.

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China’s H-6K Bomber Spotted Carrying Four Carrier-Killer Ballistic Missiles For The First Time

The Aviationist

Launched from high-altitudes by the H-6K, the missile would have a significantly improved range, with powerful kinematic performance in its terminal phase. Nearly two and a half months after a PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air [.] The post China’s H-6K Bomber Spotted Carrying Four Carrier-Killer Ballistic Missiles For The First Time appeared first on The Aviationist.

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flynas’ newest Airbus A320neo arrives, nears halfway mark of order for 120 jets

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Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier flynas has welcomed it 53 rd new Airbus A320neo after placing an order for 120 of the aircraft type in 2017. The latest Airbus A320neo landed at King Khalid International Airport (RUS) in Riyadh on July 17, 2024, from Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) after flying in from Tianjin, China. The first of 120 Airbus A320neos was delivered to flynas on November 13, 2018, as part of the Saudia Arabian National Civil Aviation Strategy , to connect the count

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South African Airways Rolls Out New Mobile App

Airline Geeks

South African Airways (SAA) has recently introduced a new mobile app which passengers can use to improve their travel experience.

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Barra: The Scottish Airport Whose Flights Are Dictated By Tide Times

Simple Flying

Barra Airport is the only airport in the world where scheduled passenger flights land on a beach. Though other airports, such as Copalis State Airport in the US have beach runways , Barra has a different charm. Flying on a DHC-6 Twin Otter amid the picturesque surroundings of this airport is a prized asset for avgeeks. The other great distinction of this airport is that it is the only one whose flights are dictated by tide times.

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American Adds Flights To South Caicos, Turks & Caicos

One Mile at a Time

American Airlines’ route network leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to long haul international flights. Fortunately short haul international flights is a different story, especially when it comes to serving the Caribbean. Along those lines, American has just added a pretty cool new route out of my home airport, which I look forward to taking. American will fly to South Caicos, Turks & Caicos As of February 15, 2025, American will be introducing 2x weekly flights between Miami (MIA) and

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Polish Air Force M-346 Demo Aircraft Crashes in Gdynia

The Aviationist

Footage circulated online shows the M-346 Bielik crashing into the ground during its display rehearsal. Today, during a rehearsals for the Gdynia Naval Aviation Brigade’s 30th Anniversary event, Polish Air Force’s M-346 Demo Team jet [.] The post Polish Air Force M-346 Demo Aircraft Crashes in Gdynia appeared first on The Aviationist.

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Emirates opens first travel store in Far East with plans to entice new customers

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Emirates has opened its first travel store in the Far East in the hope of building a new customer base in an increasingly important market. Emirates selected Hong Kong as the location for the new store but has signaled that the opening is only the start with other locations in the Far East set to be announced in the future. The Emirates Travel store was officially opened on July 17, 2024, with Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President for Commercial Operations in the Far East, Shaikh Saoud

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Hong Kong International Airport Attracts New Routes

Airline Geeks

Hong Kong International Airport is offering lucrative incentives to airlines as it looks to grow its post-pandemic route portfolio.

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Boeing Factory Workers In Seattle Vote To Sanction Strike: Seeking 40% Raise

Simple Flying

Negotiating for a new contract that expires in September 2024, Boeings workers have voted to sanction a strike, which sent a message that the aircraft manufacturers employees deserve better, according to the union.

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Save On Qantas Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)

One Mile at a Time

The Amex Offers program has just rolled out a great new targeted offer for the purchase of Qantas flights, which could be worth considering for anyone planning travel Down Under. Save $250 on a Qantas itinerary With a new targeted Amex Offers deal, you can earn a $250 statement credit when you spend $1,250 or more with Qantas by August 27, 2024. Spend $1,250+ with Qantas, get $250 back There are some terms to be aware of: The flight needs to be booked directly through the Qantas website The flig

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F-15EX Eagle II Reaches Initial Operational Capability

The Aviationist

The milestone comes with the delivery of the first two operational aircraft to the Oregon Air National Guard. The new F-15EX Eagle II has finally reached the Initial Operational Capability (IOC) with the U.S. Air [.] The post F-15EX Eagle II Reaches Initial Operational Capability appeared first on The Aviationist.

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Qantas launches first nonstop flight linking Australia to Paris

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Qantas has successfully launched first nonstop flight between Australia and France. Flight QF33, departed Perth (PER), in Western Australia, on the evening of July 12, 2024, and landed at Paris CDG airport 16 and a half hours later, at 6.20am in the morning of July 13 (all times local). This service, which is operated with Boeing 787-9 aircraft, is Qantas’ third nonstop route between Australia and Europe.

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Macchi Fighters Survivors

Vintage Aviation News

Precious few Macchi fighters have survived intact and are on display today. In total, just seven of these proud Italian fighters are preserved in museums- two C.200 Saetta, two C.202 Folgore, and three C205 Veltro. Of these, two aircraft were captured by American troops and are preserved in the United States while the other five are preserved in their home country.

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25,000 Apply For 2,216 Jobs: Air India Recruiting Leads To Chaos In Mumbai

Simple Flying

It was a chaotic situation at a recent recruitment event organized by Air India in Mumbai. The airline is seeking candidates for a little over 2,000 jobs, and while it would have anticipated many to apply for the positions, it was seemingly unprepared to handle 25,000 jobseekers who showed up at the venue.

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