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NEWS Feb 16, 2024 TSA Investigating Woman Who Boarded American Airlines Flight From Nashville to Los Angeles Without Ticket The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is investigating how a woman passed a security checkpoint and boarded a flight at Nashville International Airport (BNA) without a ticket or boarding pass. This incident is the third time in two months that a passenger flew between two destinations without any form of identification. Read More →
STORIES Feb 16, 2024 Alexei Navalny's Death: Inside His Politically Motivated Flight Diversion and Airport Detention Alexei Navalny died in a Russian Arctic penal colony after reportedly losing consciousness during a walk on February 16. He returned to Russia on a seemingly routine flight from Berlin to Moscow after recovering from a nerve agent poisoning in January 2021. However, the plane was diverted to Sheremetyevo, supposedly due to technical issues, and Navalny was arrested upon arrival at the airport. Read More →
NEWS Feb 14, 2024 FAA Investigating Incident Involving Two Men Fighting on Southwest Airlines Flight to Hawaii The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a fight that broke out on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight to Hawaii on February 12. Two passengers onboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1288 (WN 1288) from Oakland (OAK) to Lihue (LIH) when two men started arguing and throwing punches at each other. This disturbance prompted the cabin crew and passengers surrounding the two unruly passengers to step in and break up the fight before it escalated further. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 12, 2024 Allegiant Air Announces Boeing 737 MAX Destinations and New Summer Routes On February 12, Allegiant Air revealed the initial routes for its upcoming Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. In addition, the American low-cost carrier announced ten new nonstop routes to 14 cities across the United States that will launch in the summer. Read More →
NEWS Feb 10, 2024 Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900 Aircraft Collides With Ground Stairs Truck in Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) is investigating an airside incident at Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) in the Cayman Islands. A Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900 aircraft collided with a ground stairs truck at 12:51 p.m. local time on February 9, affecting flight operations for approximately 20 minutes. Read More →
NEWS Feb 07, 2024 Boeing's Quality Control Concerns Expand as Misdrilled Holes Found in 737 MAX Fuselages Boeing continues to face issues with its 737 MAX line, with a fresh wave of problems after discovering misdrilled holes in the fuselages of 50 undelivered aircraft. This latest setback is attributed to its supplier, Spirit AeroSystems. These issues add to the plane's troubled history and raise concerns about production quality and potential delivery delays. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 07, 2024 Copa Airlines Adds Raleigh/Durham Route: Which U.S. and Canadian Cities Have Nonstop Flights to Panama? Copa Airlines continues to expand its network as passengers worldwide become interested in visiting Panama. On January 15, the airline announced the launch of nonstop flights to three new destinations: Florian√≥polis (FLN), Tulum (TQO), and Raleigh/Durham (RDU). These destinations will be Copa Airlines' seventh in Brazil, fifth in Mexico, and 16th in the U.S., respectively. Panama's flag carrier will now serve 85 destinations in 32 countries across the Americas. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 El Al Removes Two More International Routes as Airline Faces Uncertain Future El Al has eliminated its routes to Dublin Airport (DUB) and Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Both routes, operated from Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv, have suffered from low travel demand due to Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. This announcement comes only a week after El Al suspended flights to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg after an International Court of Justice ruling on the Gaza war. Read More →
NEWS Feb 02, 2024 Southwest Airlines Unveils New Cabin Design and Crew Uniforms American low-cost giant Southwest Airlines unveiled plans to redesign its aircraft interiors and refresh its employee uniforms. Southwest believes these changes will bring a more modern look to its admired brand. Read More →
NEWS Feb 02, 2024 Delta Air Lines Adds New First Class Seats on Boeing 737-800s, Expands Delta One on Airbus A350-900s Delta Air Lines will update the cabins on its Airbus A350-900 aircraft and select Boeing 737-800 planes over the coming months. The airline aims to improve the onboard experience for passengers, especially those flying in its premium cabin classes. The updated cabins will appear on the first 737-800s and A350-900s in February and the summer, respectively. Read More →