Aviation Geek

By John Mayson | A magazine for aviation enthusiasts.

Flight MH370 didn’t just "disappear": Historian suggests mystery was first case of remote skyjacking and 'was diverted to prevent delivery of secret cargo to China'

It is a mystery that has yet to be solved.<p>How did a plane carrying 239 passengers on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, suddenly and inexplicably …

Aviation

Trump Doesn’t Want Airlines To Tell You Their Baggage Fees Up Front

Flying is all about the destination, in part because the actual flight part of the process can be miserable. And it starts when you book your ticket, get to the end, and discover just how many fees are bolted onto flying. The Obama administration was hoping to change that, but Trump has, for some …

Airlines

A former flight attendant reveals the secret codes cabin crew use to point out attractive passengers

A former flight attendant has revealed the secret codes cabin crew use to point out their most attractive passengers, as well as how to tell if they …

Airlines

Why Early Morning Flights Are The Best Flights

Next time you go to book a flight you might want to look at the early-morning options first. Getting out of bed to make that 6am might be a struggle, …

Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350 XWB

<b>MIAMI —</b> Yesterday, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB)<b></b> celebrated the delivery of its first A350-900, leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), at Kuala …

Aviation

Singapore LCC Scoot adds second European destination to network

Singapore-based LCC Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group, will expand its network to Europe with the launch off 4X-weekly …

Airlines

Permanent flight from Durango to LAX under consideration

<b>DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) –</b> Talks of a permanent flight between the Durango-La Plata County Airport and LAX have begun.<p>The Durango Airport announced …

Travel

Leaflets dropped over NFL games revive concerns about drones

CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man was cited for flying a drone over two NFL games this weekend and dropping political leaflets over the …

Drones

Facebook scam promises two free airline tickets

It catches your attention as you're scrolling through Facebook.<p>The post claims "Delta Airline is gifitng (sic) 2 free tickets to everyone! To …

Airlines

American Airlines glitch let all pilots take off for the holidays

Thousands of flights may be in jeopardy now, but the airline is apparently offering incentives to pilots to stay.<p>Good news, you already booked your flight for the holidays. But it's bad news if you booked it with American Airlines.<p>A computer glitch at the company, which is one of the largest …

Aviation

Copa Airlines to fly daily nonstop from Tampa to Panama next summer

TAMPA — Panama’s Copa Airlines, which four years ago became the first airline to offer service between Panama and Tampa Bay, said it is increasing …

Airlines

November route roundup: Where airlines are adding (or cutting) service

Airlines constantly tweak their schedules, trying to find profitable new routes or pulling the plug on ones that have underperformed. Airports and communities court these new services.<p>There are dozens of changes to airline routes each month. Here's a look at some of the most interesting:<p><b>Two new</b> …

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Air China To Launch Beijing-Panama Flights in 2018

<b>MIAMI</b> — Air China will launch a new flight between Beijing and Panamá City, via Houston in March 2018.<p>The service was announced by Cai Jian Jiang, …

Airlines

Plane leasing company forced to start own airline because nobody wants its A380s

An Irish aircraft leasing company is creating its own airline because it can’t find anyone to borrow its A380 superjumbos.<p>Dublin-based Amedeo counts eight A380s among its fleet, and has a further 20 on order from Airbus, but such is the lack of interest in the world’s largest passenger plane that …

Airlines

World’s Largest Engine Readied For Flight

REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required)<p>Register now for free access to "World’s Largest Engine Readied For Flight" and other premium content …

South African carriers Airlink, FlySafair reach merger agreement

Johannesburg-based Airlink, the largest regional airline in southern Africa, and Cape Town-based Safair, parent of LCC FlySafair, have entered into a …

Airlines

Drone pilot arrested after multiple NFL stadium incidents

CLOSE<p>SportsPulse: NFL insider Jarrett Bell on the Rams' impressive win over the Saints, and which NFC team has the best shot of earning the No. 2 …

Drones

Where Qantas Airline pilots and cabin crew sleep on a New Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Both cabin crew and the pilots have their own rest areas in the Boeing 787’s, which Qantas will have eight of by the end of next year.<p>In the past, …

Aviation

Pilot Shortage? Airbus Explores Development of Single-Pilot Autonomous Plane

Airbus SE is looking to develop autonomous aircraft and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut …

Aviation

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A Serious Look at the History of Inappropriate Contrails Made by Pilots

The Social Media Sensation from Last Week’s Penis Drawn in the Sky Isn’t the First.<p>The opportunity for puns and social media memes from last week’s …

Military Aircraft

Airport Breaks World Record for Number of Flights in 24 Hours

Rising incomes and cheaper fares offered by budget carriers are fueling air travel in India, an aviation market set to be the third biggest behind …

Aviation

Video of Plane Window Coming Loose Midflight Confirms Your Worst Holiday Travel Fears

Fear of flying is a fairly widespread phobia, and for those who share this aversion to air travel, you may want to stop reading now. One brave …

Airplanes

Ryanair crew told to sell more perfume and scratchcards or face action

Recruitment firms warn staff not selling enough merchandise on flights to up their game or risk ‘disciplinary proceedings’<p>Ryanair cabin crew have been told they could face “disciplinary proceedings” and have their working hours forcibly changed unless they sell more perfume and scratchcards.<p>The …

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The Hidden Feature on Airplane Wings That Could Save Your Life in an Emergency

Aircraft manufacturers pay acute attention to aerodynamics. Each airplane wing is designed to be as smooth as possible to make the aircraft fly …

Aviation

Self-taught rocket scientist plans launch to test flat Earth theory

‘Mad’ Mike Hughes, 61, plans to reach an altitude of 1,800ft over California in his home-made steam-powered rocket<p>Science is littered with tales of visionaries who paid for pioneering research to prove their theories, and this weekend “Mad” Mike Hughes is hoping to join them. He plans to launch a …

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The golden age of British Airways (before the strikes and £5 sandwiches)

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Inside Air Koryo, The North Korean Airline That Only Flies To Two Destinations

Now boarding: the worst airline in the world.<p>Aviation ratings website Skytrax gives the aging Soviet-era fleet and dubious safety standards of Air …

Aviation