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FARNBOROUGH: Hi Fly Airbus A380 unveiled

MSN 006, the first Airbus A380-800 for Hi Fly, registered as 9H-MIP, has been unveiled and showcased at the Farnborough Air Show.<p>The aircraft arrived …

Farnborough Airshow

Delta's Newest Plane, the Airbus A220, Will Start Flying Early This Winter

North American travelers will have a new bird to fly on come wintertime. During last week’s quarterly earnings call, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian …

Aviation

22 of the best places to visit in the United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't believe in bucket lists? This list of the 22 best places to visit in the United States may have you whipping out pen and paper or your favorite digital note-taking app so you can start one stat.<p>From cities you might expect to see on a list such as this -- New York, San Francisco, …

National Parks

Italian Fighter Jets Intercept An American Airlines Plane

An American Airlines Airbus A330-300 in flight between Athens (ATH) and Philadelphia (PHL) was intercepted on Thursday by Italian Air Force fighter …

American Airlines

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

1. The Bernina Express from Switzerland to Italy<p>Roberto Moiola / Getty Images<p>The Bernina Express train makes its way through breathtaking views of …

Trains

This is what the world's best airline looks like (take note, BA)

Singapore Airlines has scooped the top prize at the annual World Airline Awards, based on the opinions of millions of travellers and dubbed the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, regaining a title it last held in 2008.<p>The Asian carrier pipped Qatar Airways - last year’s winner - to the gong, with …

Singapore Airlines

Whale Of A Plane: Airbus BelugaXL Makes Maiden Flight

It's built for oversize cargo, but it also sports a smile: The Airbus BelugaXL took off on its maiden flight on Thursday, creating a unique sight as the jet with the bulbous upper half rolled down the runway.<p>The BelugaXL's paint job "features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an enthusiastic grin," …

Aviation

Delta Fired 4 Employees for Giving Away Free Upgrades

Delta fired four employees because they were “violating ticketing and fare rules” by giving out free upgrades.<p>Ji-Won Kim, Lilian Park, Jean Yi and …

Employment

How Airplanes Get to Farnborough, the Biggest Aviation Show

There a lot of big jets at the Farnborough International Airshow, the largest trade show of its kind. So many that even a marquee airplane like the …

Aviation

Confirmed: Cathay Pacific Flying To Seattle As Of April 2019

Called it. ;) Earlier I wrote about how Cathay Pacific hinted at how they'd soon launch a new flight to the US. They narrowed it down to nine cities …

Hong Kong

United Airlines Is Winning Over Some of the Doubters

Last October, during one of the more tense U.S. airline earnings calls in recent years, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz begged investment analysts …

United Airlines

Trump Wants to Redesign Air Force One. Here's Why the Presidential Plane Looks the Way It Does

When President Trump confirmed that he wants to redesign Air Force One during his term in office, in an interview with CBS that aired on Tuesday, he …

Military

Passenger Who Refused to Gate Check Her Bag Delays Entire Flight

Most travelers can agree that gate checking their bags can be a hassle, but it’s a necessary hassle nonetheless in order to get to where you’re going.<p>…

Flying

Bikini Airline Orders 100 Boeing 737 MAX Planes

VietJet's CEO became Southeast Asia's first self-made female billionaire. The airline is a discount carrier flying narrowbody aircraft mostly …

Aviation

Delta Air Lines Hiring 8,000 Pilots Over the Next 10 Years

Delta Air Lines is hiring pilots. A lot of pilots.<p>The second-largest US airline is recruiting to fill a predicted 8,000 open positions in its …

Flying

11 Reasons Why Montenegro Needs to Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Ask anyone who visits this slice of absolute paradise and they’ll tell you that Montenegro is a land of Adriatic heaven. Bursting with rolling, …

European Travel

A route network to beat the airline startup challenges: Moxy begins to take shape - Wandering Aramean

Moxy Airlines won’t really be Moxy. But serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman is definitely moving forward with plans to launch early next …

South America

Every Busy Person Needs This Cheesy Egg Muffin Recipe

Egg muffins, aka baked omelets/mini frittatas, are everywhere — and they appeal to any busy person, whether a mom, a health-conscious individual, or a working professional. This particular recipe is inspired by our editor in chief, Lisa Sugar, who loves POPSUGAR Fitness's cheddar egg muffin …

Breakfast

WestJet and JetBlue founder commits to order 60 A220s for new U.S. startup airline

One of the founders of WestJet Airlines Ltd. has agreed to purchase 60 Airbus A220 aircraft for a new U.S. venture, marking the second order …

Farnborough Airshow

Qatar Airways Steals Limelight At Airshow

The award-winning airline displays six of its latest-generation aircraft, including the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777-300ER, both equipped with …

Qatar Airways

Judy Joo’s recipe for spicy Korean ramyun noodles

Sometimes nothing hits the spot better than instant ramyun (Korean for ramen) and a cold beer. Switching out the seasoning packet for some flavoured stock, though, makes it much tastier and healthier. I also like to build it into a proper meal by adding prawns, dumplings, veggies, meat – whatever I …

Recipes

Embraer Bounces Back With a Farnborough Order Spree

Embraer is off to a great start at the Farnborough Airshow, having announced several significant firm orders and letters of intent.<p>Last week, <b>Embraer</b> …

Aviation

Trump's 'incredible' Air Force One to be red, white and blue, cost $3.9 billion

The next generation of Air Force One will abandon the planes' traditional color scheme in favor of red, white and blue, President Donald Trump told CBS News, confirming reports about changes to the planes' iconic look.<p>The interview came the same day that the Department of Defense announced that …

Donald Trump

Newcastle to New Zealand flights begin, 16 years after route was cancelled

New South Wales will soon have a second gateway to New Zealand, with three new flights per week from Newcastle set to start later this year.<p>Virgin …

Air Travel

China clips Air China's wings after descent scare

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Air China planes are parked on the tarmac of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing<p>By Brenda Goh<p>SHANGHAI (Reuters) - …

China

Farnborough 2018 Day 2: More orders roll in

Day 2 of the Farnborough Air show has rolled by – so let’s see what the order books are looking like today. And for once… we’re going to start with</b> …

Aviation

Boeing gets $3.9 billion contract for new Air Force One jets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) has received a $3.9 billion contract to build two 747-8 aircraft for use as Air Force One by the U.S. president, due to be delivered by December 2024 and painted red, white and blue, officials said on Tuesday.<p>The Pentagon announced the decision on Tuesday, …

Aviation

A Boeing exec reveals what's in store for the 747 jumbo jet and predicts that Airbus won't be able to deliver the rest of its A380s

On Tuesday, Boeing released its latest market forecast for the next 20 years. In total, the US aviation giant expects global demand for jets to reach 42,730 aircraft over the next two decades. The total value, a whopping $6.3 trillion.<p>Of those, only 60 are expected to be jumbo jets. That's right, …

Aviation

Woman's refusal to check luggage at Indy Airport causes more than 4 hour flight delay

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — It was a frustrating evening for passengers of flight 3708 when a woman on board refused to check a suitcase that was too large …

Flying

Start-up backed by JetBlue founder commits to 60 Airbus A220 jets

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) said on Tuesday a U.S. airline start-up backed by investors including JetBlue (JBLU.O) founder David Neeleman had signed a provisional deal to buy 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft.<p>A man stands at an Airbus trade pavilion at Farnborough …

Aviation