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Hadi Ahmad Lifelong aviation enthusiast raised in Central Illinois. 777 is the best plane BTW.
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NEWS Feb 18, 2024 Lufthansa Ground Staff to Strike Over Low Pay at Seven German Airports A German trade union has called for a Lufthansa ground staff strike later this week. The strike will occur across seven German airports and is expected to disrupt flight operations significantly. The strike will begin at 4:00 a.m. on February 20 and end at 7:10 a.m. local time on February 21. Major airports will be affected, including Frankfurt, Munich, and Berlin. Read More →
NEWS Feb 17, 2024 UK Startup Global Airlines Completes First Airbus A380 Flight in California Global Airlines has moved another step closer to launching official operations. The all-A380 UK-based startup carrier successfully conducted a test flight with its first acquired aircraft. The test flight took off from Mojave, and the aircraft did some circuits around the airport before safely touching down back in Mojave after around 20 minutes of flight. Read More →
NEWS Feb 15, 2024 Detroit-Bound Delta Air Lines Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Maggots Fall on Passengers From Overhead Bin A Delta Air Lines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit was forced to turn back due to an unusual mishap: maggots falling onto passengers. A suitcase in one of the overhead bins broke open approximately an hour into the flight. Shortly after it broke open, unfortunate passengers reported that maggots in a bag of rotten fish began falling onto them. Read More →
NEWS Feb 14, 2024 European Union Approves Korean Air's $1.4 Billion Acquisition of Asiana Airlines A merger between South Korea's two largest airlines, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, has been under discussion for several years. After uncertainty over the merger's status, news emerged showing that progress is continuing. On February 13, the European Commission approved Korean Air's acquisition of Asiana Airlines, providing another green light for the merger. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 12, 2024 Nigeria's Aviation Ministry Grants Approval for Air Peace Flights to New York-JFK Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Aviation has approved Air Peace's plans to launch nonstop flights to New York. Nigeria's largest carrier is now awaiting approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before the service begins. 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 12, 2024 Investigation Launched After British Man Sneaks Onto New York-Bound Flight Without Passport or Ticket On December 23, Craig Sturt reached Britain's busiest airport, London Heathrow, with no passport or confirmed ticket. The 46-year-old jobless man bypassed the check-in desks and headed straight for the security gates in Heathrow's Terminal 5. Sturt then turned up at the gate for a British Airways flight bound for New York-JFK. Read More →
NEWS Feb 09, 2024 Thai Airways Flight Delayed After Canadian Man Deploys Emergency Slide Before Takeoff Flight disruptions caused by troubled passengers have risen worldwide in recent years. A Thai Airways flight was recently delayed following a passenger opening the aircraft's emergency exit door, deploying the emergency slide as the plane was taxiing for departure. Read More →
NEWS Feb 07, 2024 EU General Court Declares Netherlands' €3.4 Billion Aid to Air France-KLM Illegal The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the Dutch government's multi-billion dollar aid to KLM in 2020 was illegal. European low-cost giant Ryanair has praised the ruling, calling for the Court to recover the illegal aid. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 06, 2024 Delta Air Lines Announces More Flights to Barbados, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico for Winter 2024 Delta has expanded its options for passengers interested in escaping the cold and enjoying the warm, sunny weather of Latin America and the Caribbean. The airline has announced a boosted schedule to Latin American and Caribbean cities, adding three new destinations from its Atlanta (ATL), Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP), and New York (JFK) hubs. Read More →