Southwest, American pilots say new Boeing 737 Max manual may lead to errors in emergencies

Southwest, American pilots say new Boeing 737 Max manual may lead to errors in emergencies

ve its proposal for training pilots how to handle a nose-down pitch of the Boeing 737 Max, which was grounded after two deadly crashes. The union representing Southwest Airlines pilots said Monday that the FAA should reduce the number of steps pilots must remember and carry out in the type of emergency that occurred before…

Why Brandenburg Airport Will Be A Key Base For easyJet

Why Brandenburg Airport Will Be A Key Base For easyJet

Over the weekend, easyJet has given the honor of being the first airline to use Berlin Brandenburg Airport’s newly opened Terminal 1. While most low-cost carriers are avoiding the airport like the plague, this is not the case for the orange A320 family operator. Airport openings are relatively few and far between. However, when a…

Fighter jets fire flares, escort plane from airspace near Trump event in Arizona

Fighter jets fire flares, escort plane from airspace near Trump event in Arizona

PHOENIX – U.S. fighter jets escorted a plane flying in restricted airspace near President Donald Trump’s rally in Bullhead City, Arizona, on Wednesday in an overhead event that briefly distracted the president and the crowd. The North American Aerospace Defense Command tweeted that it sent two F-16s to investigate “a general aviation aircraft that was not in communication”…

Rare Boeing 747SP Suffers Major Damage In Hangar Collision

Rare Boeing 747SP Suffers Major Damage In Hangar Collision

A rare Boeing 747SP plane has suffered severe damage after a collision with another aircraft. The plane was set to undergo maintenance work before the collision occurred in an Arizona hangar, leaving a gaping slice beneath the fuselage’s front-end. Evidence suggests the aircraft has now been damaged beyond repair. The plane may be written off…

Massive holiday season parcel volumes increase expected in Americas

Massive holiday season parcel volumes increase expected in Americas

DHL Express says it is expecting to see a nearly 50% increase in inbound parcel volume to the Americas region compared with 2019’s holiday season. It notes that the volume growth, mostly due to the exponential rise in e-commerce, is concentrated in the USA, which accounts for more than 70% of the total inbound volume…

British Airways launches luxury flights and holidays deals

British Airways launches luxury flights and holidays deals

British Airways (BA) has said that it has launched a range of luxury flight and holiday deals, offering discounts for travellers and available for a wide range of destinations across its network. The airline said that Club World, its long haul business class flights to New York will start from £1,199 return, while Club Europe,…

United extends point-to-point flights to Florida

United extends point-to-point flights to Florida

In an effort to capture more of the leisure travel market while keeping its fleet active, United Airlines will extend its offering of point-to-point connections between the Northeast and Midwest USA to Florida beyond the winter holiday season. The Chicago-based carrier, which announced the new routes in August, says on 23 October that it will…

Aloha! The nation’s longest domestic flight is back, and you can book with miles

Aloha! The nation’s longest domestic flight is back, and you can book with miles

The nation’s longest domestic route is set to make a comeback. That will come courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, which announced on Wednesday Oct 21 that it would resume nonstop service from its Honolulu hub to both Boston and New York-JFK. Boston flights will begin Dec. 18, with Hawaiian offering two flights a week on an Airbus A330 wide-body…