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London's Most Central and Civilized Airport is a Well-Kept Travel Secret

On every frequent flyer’s wish list; an easy commute, streamlined security clearance and a short check-in. City Airport is a 13-minute taxi ride from Canary Wharf (although I’ve done it in 10) while the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) takes under 20 minutes to get from Bank to the airport’s own …

Donald Trump’s Air Force One Math Doesn’t Add Up

Yes, replacing Air Force One will be costly, but the president-elect is wrong about how much and why.<p>Air Force One, the heavily modified, …

This Senator Is Not Happy with United Airlines' New Overhead Bin Ban

In November, United Airlines became the first major U.S. airline to ban passengers who purchase its lowest-tier ticket—“Basic Economy”—from using …

Norwegian Air’s US expansion cleared for take-off

Norwegian Air’s expansion into the US has received a boost after travel authorities cleared the low-cost carrier’s trans-Atlantic permits.<p>The airline has started planning new routes from Cork after its Irish subsidiary was granted the go-ahead to expand by US aviation authorities after a three-year …

Beyond ICON: 5 Seaplane Alternatives - Plane & Pilot Magazine

With the controversy, struggles and delays surrounding high-profile light-sport amphibian manufacturer ICON Aircraft, it’s instructive to point out …

Van Nuys Airport now a $2 billion economic engine for San Fernando Valley, study says

VAN NUYS >> A recent economic impact report shows that Van Nuys Airport continues to be a thriving economic engine in the San Fernando Valley, …

Southwest Airlines' new reservation system next step in carrier's evolution

Throughout its history, Southwest Airlines has always operated a bit differently than its competitors, whether it’s the lack of assigned seats or its …

Texas

Could the La Compagnie and XL Airways Merger Create the Ultimate Budget Airline?

The result: one fleet of mostly economy, another that's all business, and cheaper flights to Paris.<p>A business deal finalized in France today may have major ramifications on affordable transatlantic air travel. French low-cost carrier XL Airways has merged with the all-business-class start-up La …

United Nations Announces First Ever Space Mission For 2021

The United Nations is planning to launch its first ever space mission in 2021, which will give developing countries a chance to fly payloads into low-Earth orbit.<p>The first mission of the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will go aboard a dedicated Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser …

Space Exploration

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Converted to Private Jet

Fly the hedge-funded skies<p>In addition to the Marc Newson plane, I found another opposite-of-coach flying experience, and this one's a doozy: A …

Aviation

Airline named the best in the world 4 years in a row is also the funniest

New Zealand is a place that's best known for <i>Lord of the Rings</i> and being really good at rugby, but they can sure cobble together a world-class airline …

Air New Zealand

Flying into the tempest: Incredible photographs taken by airline crew from plane cockpits on flights around the world reveal some truly spectacular weather

• <b>The pictures were captured by pilot Christiaan van Heijst, from the Netherlands, and his friend Daan Krans</b>• <b><br>They run a photography company called</b> …

It's Official: American's New 757 Business Class

American has been working on updating their longhaul fleet, including introducing a new business class product on their 767, 777-200, 777-300, and …

Hilarious Flight Attendant Delivers Looney Tunes Flight Announcement

Frequent travelers generally tune out the in-flight announcements from flight attendants because they generally cover the same information. After …

Why Are Airplane Windows Round?

While some passengers might be too terrified—or sedated—to notice, frequent travelers may sometimes wonder why the windows that line airplane rows …

Japanese airline ANA to replace 100 Rolls engines on 787s | News Home | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - ANA Holdings Inc (9202.T), Japan’s largest airline, said on Wednesday it will replace all 100 Rolls-Royce engines on its fleet of Boeing (BA.N) 787 Dreamliners following three engine failures this year caused by corrosion and cracking of turbine blades.<p>A Rolls-Royce engine is …

Air Astana Is My Newest Airline Obsession

Yesterday I shared 13 airlines I’m hoping to review soon. While I’m largely reviewing new airlines to create interesting content for you guys, …

'The Travel Detective' Explains How Airlines Became A 'Mafia'

Here's a quick tip from a veteran traveler for the next time you're taking a flight: When you get to the airport, disavow the departure time you see on the board. Instead, take the gate number and see what time the next flight is arriving there.<p>"Departure boards haven't told the truth since 1947. …

Airline to offer 12-minute flights between Toronto and Niagara | The Star

If you need to get to Niagara — and you need to do it in 12 minutes — you’re in luck.<p>Starting Sept. 15, Greater Toronto Airways will offer daily …

AirAsia X Part 1: Australia-Malaysia expansion resumes, while competitor Malaysia Airlines steadies

AirAsia X is resuming expansion in the Australia-Malaysia market, offsetting cuts which were implemented in early 2015 as part of a restructuring. …

Ask the Captain: How could a plane land at the wrong airport?

<b>Question: I read about Delta Airlines Flight 2845 that landed at Ellsworth Air Force Base instead of Rapid City Regional Airport in July. How is this possible with today’s modern jets having computer controls, GPS, ILS, even radios?</b><p><b>— Submitted by reader Jim D'Addario, Los Angeles</b><p><b>Answer:</b> It does …

Prepare Yourself for the End of Airline Seats

Courtesy of United's new business class cabins.<p>United wants you to get a good flight's sleep. According to over 12,000 hours of market research done by the airline, sleep is the "single most important priority" for international travelers, so much so that the brand is building their new …

Flying the Alaska Highway

In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark departed from St. Charles, Missouri, for a two-year exploration of America, inaugurating a grand American …

Jarring photo of Air Force One flying over Cuba displays a virtual time warp

President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba on Sunday, becoming the first sitting US president since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 to visit the island nation.<p>Obama announced in 2014 that the US would normalize relations with Cuba, ending the decades-long freeze between the two nations and setting the …

Learn to Fly a DC-3

You may think that flying an 80-year-old icon is a fantasy that can never come true. But at least two organizations in the United States regularly …

U.S. Army

Virgin is working on supersonic jets that can fly from New York to London in 3.5 hours

A round-trip ticket will cost you $5,000<p>Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is teaming up with aerospace startup Boom to help build a new fleet of supersonic commercial jets that can travel at more than twice the speed of sound. The startup claims its vehicles will be able to travel from from New …

Aviation

Monarch airlines owner said to be considering exit after just 17 months

The owner of Monarch Airlines is considering selling the short-haul carrier after leading an 18-month turnaround that rescued it from the brink of collapse.<p>Investment firm Greybull Capital, which bought the European airline in October 2014 as a "long-term investment", has appointed Deutsche Bank to …

Airlines get nasty in competition for routes to Cuba

The war of words has gotten nasty, with the candidates describing the ideas of their rivals as "disingenuous," "extreme" and "capricious."<p>These are not the comments of presidential candidates. This is the language used by airlines that are competing for a handful of routes to Cuba that the U.S. …

Spirit Airlines fleet changes reflect a potential shift to smaller markets, still growing at 15-20%

Spirit starts fleet adjustments under the leadership of a new CEO<p>During 2015 Spirit did not escape the pricing pressure that began to permeate the US …

In the Air and on the Ground, Restrooms are Substandard - and Shrinking

At first, David Collins thought it was his imagination.<p>The restroom on the Boeing ­737-900 flying from Los Angeles to Atlanta seemed smaller than usual. “I had to take a deep breath to access the slot for the used paper towels,” he recalls.<p>Then he turned his professional eye on the lavatory. …