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Hadi Ahmad Lifelong aviation enthusiast raised in Central Illinois. 777 is the best plane BTW.
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NEWS Jan 24, 2024 Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 Aircraft Loses Nose Gear Before Takeoff in Atlanta A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 lost part of its nose gear shortly before takeoff at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). On January 20, Delta Air Lines Flight DL982 was preparing for a regularly scheduled departure to Bogota, Colombia (BOG). As the 757 was taxiing onto the runway, one of the nose gear tires reportedly came loose and rolled off. Read More →
NEWS Jan 19, 2024 SpiceJet Under Fire After Passenger Gets Stuck in Bathroom for Entire Flight A passenger onboard a SpiceJet flight found himself locked inside the lavatory as he went to use it. As an unfortunate addition to this debacle, the crew could not get the door open in flight despite their best efforts, leaving the passenger stuck inside for the majority of the flight. Read More →
ROUTES Jan 18, 2024 Scandinavian Airlines Announces New Route to SkyTeam Hub Atlanta In October, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) revealed plans to leave the Star Alliance. The departure would see SAS join the SkyTeam Alliance thanks to a proposed partial takeover by the Air France-KLM Group. With such a move, many wondered how it would affect SAS' existing relationships with Star Alliance carriers and their hubs. A new route announcement by SAS may provide further suggestions about the airline's future plans. Read More →
NEWS Jan 18, 2024 Hawaiian-Alaska Merger Halted Amid Lawsuit by Company Shareholder In December, Alaska Airlines announced plans to merge with Hawaiian Airlines. If this merger were approved, the airlines of the 49th and 50th U.S. states would join forces, albeit remaining separate entities. Despite this, a Hawaiian Airlines stakeholder filed a lawsuit against the merger to prevent it from proceeding. Read More →
NEWS Jan 17, 2024 Lufthansa Grounds Two Airbus A321 Freighters After Cracks Discovered in Fuselages After discovering a crack in their fuselages, Lufthansa Cargo recently grounded two Airbus A321 Freighters (A321Fs). This issue is a first for the aircraft type and has brought concerns related to the A321Fs' passenger-to-cargo conversion design. Read More →
NEWS Jan 16, 2024 Federal Judge Blocks $3.8B Acquisition of Spirit Airlines, Stock Plummets 61% A Federal Judge blocked the acquisition of Spirit Airlines by JetBlue, a merger that would have produced the fifth-largest airline in the United States. The ruling by District Judge William Young from Boston cited antitrust laws, saying the merger "does violence to the core principle of antitrust law: to protect the United States' markets -- and its market participants -- from anticompetitive harm." Read More →
NEWS Jan 15, 2024 Alaska Airlines Passengers Sue Boeing Despite $1500 Offering Passengers onboard Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 have filed a lawsuit against Boeing following the harrowing incident involving the operating Boeing 737 MAX 9. This lawsuit comes despite Alaska Airlines having offered monetary compensation to passengers. Read More →
NEWS Jan 12, 2024 Delta Air Lines Confirms New Order for the Airbus A350-1000 Delta Air Lines has never been vocal about the new aircraft it plans to procure to replace its aging widebody aircraft, specifically the Boeing 767s. However, Delta has revealed its future plans after confirming an order for the Airbus A350-1000. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 11, 2024 A380F: Could There Be an Airbus A380 Freighter Variant? As many older-generation passenger aircraft retire and get replaced by newer jets, a popular post-retirement move is converting these planes into freighters. The industry has witnessed this scenario with the Airbus A330, Boeing 767, and the 747, with the latter being specially designed with freighter conversion in mind. However, as the era of quad jets slowly concludes, many wonder if the Airbus A380 will ever see the possibility of freighter conversion. 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 →