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Jack Turner Jack is a member of the AeroXplorer writing team and particularly enjoys sharing news around domestic flying and news surrounding his favorite airline, Delta. Jack splits his time between his hometown of Burlingame, California and Ithaca, New York and enjoys all things public transport in addition to aviation.
NEWS Feb 12, 2024 New Airport Under Construction in Phnom Penh to Enhance Cambodia’s Global Connectivity Phnom Penh, is pushing forward with a new airport slated to open in 2025. Techo Takhmao International Airport will feature three 13,123-foot (4,000-meter) runways and will be the world's ninth largest airport by size, covering 6,425 acres (2,600 hectares). It will fully replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH), which was initially aimed to be expanded. The new airport will create an economic boom for tourism and other industries across Cambodia. Read More →
NEWS Jan 29, 2024 Aeroméxico Flight Stuck on Tarmac for Hours Forces Passenger to Open Emergency Door and Walk on Wing for Fresh Air Authorities in Mexico City have detained an Aeroméxico passenger for allegedly opening the emergency door while the plane was stuck on the tarmac on January 25. The man who opened the emergency door to access the wing claims it was necessary to get fresh air as the passengers were not provided food, drinks, or any other relief. Aeroméxico representatives have stated that the aircraft had mechanical problems, and the flight was set to undergo an aircraft swap when the incident occurred. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 22, 2024 Why Do Passengers Always Board From the Left Side of an Aircraft? Boarding on an aircraft's left side is commonplace, and it is expected that the reasoning behind it is almost an afterthought. Whether a jetbridge is used or a staircase, or regardless of which door is used on the plane, passengers have universally boarded planes on the plane's left side. There are multiple reasons behind the lack of events involving passengers boarding on the plane's right side. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 15, 2024 The World's Five Most Dangerous Airlines Aviation is one of the safest forms of transportation globally, and the industry continues to see improvements and advancements in safety technology year after year. With many countries having strict aircraft safety regulations and training required to fly planes, most airlines have untarnished safety records in recent decades. Some airlines, though, still face struggles that, many times, they cannot control. Considering accidents and troubling incidents, these are the world's five most dangerous airlines. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 08, 2024 Could Air Traffic Control Be the Next Job to Be Taken Over by AI? Air traffic controller shortages and longer hours have made the job increasingly demanding for those who go into the profession. The situation is becoming more pronounced but is not particularly global. There have been calls for, and possibly a need for, air traffic control to be phased into a system of artificial intelligence in the future to safeguard the aviation industry's safety. Read More →
STORIES Jan 04, 2024 Pilots Who Didn't Pay Attention Overshot Their Destination by Over 150 Miles: Northwest Airlines Flight 188 On October 21, 2009, one of the strangest aviation incidents occurred. A regularly scheduled Airbus A320 flight on Northwest Airlines Flight 188 landed over one hour late at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), after flying from San Diego. However, the delay was not caused by a mechanical problem or weather. The plane landed late simply because the pilots forgot to land the plane. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 24, 2023 Top 5 Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Frequent Flyers With Christmas only days away, here are some last minute gift ideas for the frequent flyer in your life. From technology to toiletries, the ideas are plentiful. Read More →
NEWS Dec 11, 2023 OPINION: The Air Traffic Controller Crisis is Real in America The aviation industry is enormously complex and requires the skilled labor of thousands of professionals each day to function smoothly. A major sector, though, is facing a pile-up of potentially catastrophic challenges that could threaten the stability of the industry into the future. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 04, 2023 New Data Suggests that Flying from Large Airports May Not Always be the Best Idea You may have noticed today that large airports aren't always the only option when flying into a major city. Indeed, secondary airports have seen a major rise over the last 20 years, and in this article we'll look at the pros and cons of flying out of these airports. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 27, 2023 How Do Airlines Decide Which Aircraft to Use on a Route? It may seem like a simple answer—easy: airlines fly their biggest planes on the routes with the most demand. In some ways, this is true—no doubt airlines would deploy a 737 over a CRJ900 for a route like New York (JFK) to Denver (DEN), given the demand on the route. Demand isn't everything, however. Aircraft range plays a major role as well. Other niche factors play large roles, too, and in this article, we'll explore how airlines decide which aircraft to use on certain routes. Read More →