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Frontier Airlines to raise some bag fees starting May 1

Denver-based Frontier Airlines is continuing to follow in the footsteps of Spirit Airlines, the Florida-based carrier and pacesetter when it comes to passenger fees.<p>Starting May 1, Frontier plans to raise fees for the first bag by $5 when passengers pay at the gate, pay during online check-in or …

Pilot report: new Flight Gear iPad bag

The iPad has eliminated the need to carry a lot of bulky gear – when’s the last time you flew with books, paper charts or paper nav logs? But while …

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ISIS And America Both Lost Drones This Week

That's about the only thing they have in common<p>Yesterday, the United States lost a Predator drone that was operating over Syria. Today, the American military's Central Command noted that the U.S. destroyed several ISIS targets, including a remotely piloted aircraft near Fallujah.<p>The MQ-1 Predator …

Solar-powered plane takes off from Indian town to Myanmar on next leg of global trip

A solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey took off Thursday from the northern Indian town of Varanasi and was headed for its next stop in Myanmar.<p>Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are taking turns flying the aircraft as they attempt to circumnavigate the globe …

Ryanair abandons plans to operate transatlantic flights

<b>Budget airline Ryanair has abandoned plans to operate transatlantic flights, just days after it said its board had approved the measure.</b><p>In a statement, Ryanair said it "has not considered or approved any transatlantic project and does not intend to do so".<p>On Monday, Ryanair had said its board …

Malaysia gets a new airline — and an aviation brand boost

Malaysia is getting a new airline. A year after its national carrier Malaysia Airlines lost two flights, including the bizarre disappearance of …

American Airlines Dad and Pilot Daughter Duo Take Flight

Imagine the pride American Airlines pilot Scott Byrne felt when he realized his co-pilot for the next few days would be someone he knew well. Very …

Big Twin families: Who are the Top 10 Boeing 777 operators?

As Boeing lines up some short-term 777 sales incentives in a bid to keep the assembly line running at full rate through transition to production of …

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The 5 Most Amazing Airbus A380 Amenities!

I’m a huge fan of the Airbus A380. While it might not be the prettiest plane in the world from the outside, there’s no denying that it has had a huge …

NASA is testing its far-out electric plane concept

NASA's set to test a wing concept it says "may herald (the) future" of electric planes, but it almost looks like a joke -- it has one-third the wing area of a normal aircraft and 18 electric motors. However, the space agency is dead serious about the LEAPTech wing, a joint partnership with two …

Airbus Dismisses Boeing 737-8ERX Plan

When Airbus announced its long-range version of its single-aisle jet, the A321LR, the company’s chief rival claimed the market for the plane was too …

JFK Airport: American Airlines Plane Flight 1320 in Emergency Landing After Hitting Bird

An American Airlines plane, Flight 1320, made an emergency landing at JFK Airport after hitting a bird.<p>The plane hit the bird at around 8:48 a.m. …

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What Is Boeing's Most Profitable Plane?

Any time Boeing sells a plane, that's good news -- but some sales are better news than others.<p>Do you know <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE:BA)? I mean, do you really know …