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NEWS Feb 27, 2024 £3 Million Immigration Scam: British Airways Manager Flees After Visa Fraud A 24-year-old British Airways manager at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) stands accused of running a £3 million ($3.8 million) immigration scam, allegedly exploiting the airline's check-in systems to assist passengers in bypassing security without visas or proper documentation. The suspect, whose name has yet to be released, is currently on the run in India after being arrested and released on bail in January. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 Pakistan International Airlines Flight Attendants Continue Disappearing in Toronto A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight attendant disappeared yet again after landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). This incident adds to the number of PIA flight attendants who have vanished during stopovers in Canada in recent months. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 26, 2024 Air Canada's Chatbot Mishap: How Will AI Affect the Passenger Experience on Flights? Air Canada was forced to reimburse a customer after their artificial intelligence chatbot misinformed the consumer. This is an early example of how the use of AI can solve many problems facing the airliner, but can also create new ones. Read More →
NEWS Feb 20, 2024 JFK-Bound Flight Returns to Toronto After Fire Breaks Out in Cockpit, Pilot Declares 'Mayday' on Radio An Endeavor Airlines Bombardier CRJ-900 operating flight 4826 between Toronto (YYZ) and New York (JFK) was forced to return to YYZ after declaring an emergency. The pilot returned due to a "burnt electrical smell" in the regional jet's cockpit. After landing at YYZ, the CRJ-900 was checked by firefighters for any potential fire damage before the flight was escorted to its gate by fire trucks. Read More →
NEWS Feb 19, 2024 Toronto-Bound WestJet Flight Diverts to Winnipeg After Teenager Attempts to Open Plane Door A WestJet flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Toronto (YYZ) was diverted to Winnipeg (YWG) at around 4:00 p.m. local time on February 16. An 18-year-old passenger attempted to open a cabin door, creating a safety hazard that forced the flight to land prematurely. WestJet flight 710 (WS 710) operates six times weekly using a Boeing 737-700 aircraft, with the plane used on February 16 having registration C-GWBN. Read More →
STORIES Feb 13, 2024 Exclusive: Interview With Brandon Robinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Horizon Aircraft I had the chance to sit down with Brandon Robinson, the CEO of Horizon Aircraft, about hybrid electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and urban air mobility for longer-haul flights. Horizon Aircraft is a Canadian aerospace company building a hybrid eVTOL aircraft for commercial passenger and cargo operation. Its product is the Cavorite X7: a hybrid eVTOL aircraft that takes off vertically and flies like a conventional plane once airborne. Read More →
NEWS Jan 27, 2024 Disappearing Flight Attendants: A Mystery for Pakistan International Airlines Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has faced no shortage of struggles over the past decade. Currently, the carrier is in the process of potential privatization as a last-effort attempt to save it from collapse. However, an unusual series of issues have started affecting the airline more recently. This relates to the increasing number of PIA flight attendants reportedly "disappearing" in Toronto. Read More →
STORIES Jan 25, 2024 The Worst Plane Crash That Never Happened: Air Canada 759 On July 7, 2017, Air Canada Flight 759, an Airbus A320, was on the verge of a catastrophic incident at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The flight, which originated from Toronto Pearson International Airport, experienced a critical misalignment during its approach, leading to regulatory reforms and changes in airline procedures. Read More →
NEWS Jan 10, 2024 Passenger Falls Out of Air Canada 777 After Opening Exit Door An Air Canada flight from Toronto to Dubai was delayed after a passenger opened an exit door and subsequently fell onto the apron. Read More →
NEWS Dec 15, 2023 Air Canada Announces New US and Mexican Destinations for 2024 Air Canada has announced a massive capacity boost coming to its network in the Summer of 2024. This capacity boost includes two brand-new destinations, five new routes, and increased flight frequencies. The new and returning destinations include the tourist hotspots of Tulum and Charleston. Read More →