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NEWS Feb 26, 2024 Ryanair CEO Warns of 10% Increase in Flight Prices Amid Boeing Delivery Delays Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary warned that flight prices could increase by 10% this summer due to an aircraft shortage. Boeing's new aircraft deliveries have been delayed, leading to less passenger capacity amid high travel demand. Read More →
NEWS Feb 26, 2024 Unruly Passenger Restrained After Fighting With Crew on Emirates Flight to Islamabad On February 24, an unruly passenger forced the cabin crew to intervene because of his violent actions on an Emirates Boeing B777-300 ER. The crew restrained him using cable ties during Emirates flight EK 614 from Dubai (DXB) to Islamabad (ISB). Emirates also confirmed the event's occurrence in an official statement. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Southwest Airlines Transfers Lone Star One Livery to Boeing 737-800 Southwest Airlines is keeping the "Lone Star One" representing its home state, Texas. The low-cost carrier has transferred its livery - the set of symbols, insignia colors, and identifiers that aircraft are painted or vinyl coated with - from older Boeing 737-700s to bigger and younger 737-800 aircraft. Southwest has transferred six liveries showcasing the state where it initiated its first flight in 1971. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways Planes Nearly Collide Over Somalia A mid-air collision was barely avoided over the skies of Somalia following a miscommunication from Air Traffic Control (ATC) on February 24. This incident involved a Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Fleet Hawaiian Airlines officially welcomed its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on February 23. With registration N781HA, the aircraft arrived at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) from Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina on February 14. Boeing has a facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, that serves as the final assembly and delivery point for the 787 Dreamliner family. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Lufthansa and South African Airways Planes Nearly Collide at Johannesburg Airport A Lufthansa Boeing 747 almost collided with a South African Airways (SAA) Airbus A320 at Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) on February 23. The Lufthansa plane, flying under flight number LH 573 to Frankfurt, was starting to take off from runway 03L when SAA flight SA 422 crossed the runway. An investigation is currently underway to pinpoint the incident's root cause. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 24, 2024 United Airlines Becomes Latest Foreign Carrier to Resume Flights to Tel Aviv Many foreign carriers suspended service to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv amid the October 7 attacks and Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip. Three U.S. carriers - American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines - suspended their routes serving Israel from various U.S. destinations. However, United will become the first American carrier to resume flying to Tel Aviv by reinstating nonstop flights from its Newark (EWR) hub. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Feb 24, 2024 Trip Report: Economy and Business Class on Korean Air's Boeing 737 MAX 8 Our writer, Sean Kim, had the chance to go on two flights in Korean Air's Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. One flight was in economy class from Seoul-Gimpo (GMP) to Jeju (CJU). The return flight from CJU to GMP was in business class. Read More →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 United Airlines to Launch Nonstop Flights Between Guam and Tokyo-Haneda United Airlines announced the launch of nonstop flights between Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM) in Guam and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) on May 1. United will use its Boeing 737-800 aircraft for this year-round service, accommodating 166 passengers, including 16 in business class. The route will be United's second service to Tokyo from its Guam hub after a route serving Tokyo's other airport: Narita Airport (NRT). Read More →
ROUTES Feb 22, 2024 American Airlines Launches Nonstop Flights Between New York-JFK and Tokyo-Haneda American Airlines confirmed and announced the schedule for its route between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) on February 21.┬áThis announcement comes almost one month after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved the route. American will use its Boeing 777-200ERs for the transpacific route. Read More →