Airplanes

How To Comparison Shop When Flying By Private Jet

Private jet card and prepaid block charter users spend somewhere between $50,000 and $1,000,000 a year on flying privately. About nine out of ten of them make their buying decisions based on referrals from peers, experiences they had flying privately, or by searching on the Internet. No more than …

Business Travel

Airplane Art - Lufthansa Airbus A380 landing at Frankfurt - Economy Class & Beyond

It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art.<p>This week on final approach to Frankfurt airport is a Lufthansa Airbus A380 …

Airbus

Pilot killed in crash of replica WWI-era plane in California

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was killed when a replica World War I-era biplane crashed in a field on California's central coast.<p>The San Luis Obispo County sheriff's office says the single-engine, open-cockpit plane went down shortly after takeoff from a private airfield Sunday.<p>…

California

When Russian Bombers Probed, U.S. Air Defenses Took No Chances

For two days in a row starting on April 17, 2017, Russian air force Tu-95 Bear bombers flew near Alaska’s air space.<p>On April 17, the U.S. Air Force …

Fighter Aircraft

The anonymous writer of a famous story about buying a private jet just revealed himself

When Vanity Fair published the account of a "top Information Age entrepreneur" about what he learned by spending $12 million on a private jet, it drew a lot of attention.<p>This was in 1998, and while it was the height of the dot-com boom, private jets weren't the kind of commonplace accessory for the …

Business

One of the last airworthy Boeing 747-200s flies into retirement

Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special for USA TODAY<p>SEATTLE -- A Kalitta Air Boeing 747-200 delivers a soft puff of white smoke as the jet completes its second-to-last landing ever Thursday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. On Friday, the jet and its crew will shuttle the airplane back to Kalitta …

Aviation

Review: Trans Maldivian Airways Seaplane Transfer, Maldives

This trip report reviews the Trans Maldavian Airways Seaplane Transfer between the St Regis lounge at Male International Airport to the recently …

Singapore Airlines to Unveil a Brand New Airbus A380 This Year - Points Miles & Martinis

It’s hard to believe, but the double-decker Airbus A380 jumbo jet has been in the skies for over 10 years. Singapore Airlines unveiled its first …

Airbus

Congress Seeks New Detail on Chinese Weapons

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is requesting expert proposals to provide a one-time unclassified report on China’s …

Military

Lala Kent Reveals What It Really Takes to Travel on a Private Jet

Ever since her entrance into the world of <i>Vanderpump Rules</i> Lala Kent has been given a pretty hard time for her...extracurricular activities. In fact, …

Bravo TV

Russian aircraft fly close to Alaska for 4th time in 4 days

American and Canadian fighters jets intercepted two Russian military aircraft that flew north of Alaska and Canada on Thursday night, U.S. Air Force …

Cold War

Wasaya Welcomes World’s first Dash 8-100 Package Freighter to its fleet

Wasaya Welcomes World’s first Dash 8-100 PF to its fleet (CNW Group/Wasaya)<p>THUNDER BAY, ON, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ – Today, Wasaya announced an …

Aerospace

Imran Khan's wife Avantika REVEALS she took therapy and BATTLED her 8-year-long FEAR of flying!

Actor Imran Khan's wife Avantika Malik Khan, who's a doting mother to their adorable daughter Imara, opened up about her phobia of flying that she …

Imran Khan

4 times in 4 days: Russian military aircraft fly off US coast

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian military aircraft were spotted flying off the coast of Alaska for the fourth time in as many days, a spokesperson for the North American Aerospace Defense Command told CNN on Friday.<p>The two most recent sightings occurred late Wednesday and on Thursday, with the first …

Cold War

Unwrapping a Concorde

At a new British aviation museum, workers got to open the best present ever by removing protective film from a Concorde.<p>Everyone likes opening presents, but think about how amazing it would be to unwrap a real Concorde.<p>Some lucky workers in Bristol, England, got that chance on Wednesday when they …

Aerospace

U.S. Air Marshal Forgets Loaded Gun in Airplane Lavatory

A passenger found the gun.<p>A passenger on a Delta flight from the U.K. to New York City discovered a loaded service weapon in the bathroom of the …

Aviation

Vickers VC10s: Where Are They Now?

By Steve Fitzgerald [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons<p>The Vickers VC10 was a large airliner developed in Britain during the 1960s as an …

Flying

Scientists Press for New MH370 Search, but Expert Questions Their Findings

A small team in Australia insists that this time they really know where the airplane is. But their first prediction came up empty. Are they putting too much hope on one piece of debris?<p>A small team of scientists is desperately pressing the Australian and Malaysian governments to resume searching …

Malaysia Airlines

What Does It Cost To Fly Your Pet On A Private Jet?

Can you save money if you fly your pet privately? Well, It depends on how you want to look at it. With National Pet Week coming up May 7-13, perhaps now is a good time to talk about whether or not Fido should be subjected to the hassles of flying commercially.<p>On-demand private jet charter broker …

Dogs

World's First Electric Aircraft With Vertical Takeoff And Landing Announced

Lilium, a company that has set out to build the world’s first electric aircraft with vertical take-off and landing, has announced it has completed …

Aerospace

Hard landing for China’s private jet market

Wealthy Chinese businesspeople are resorting to chartering private jets rather than buying them because of economic uncertainty, stricter capital …

China

Boeing and JetBlue Invest in Zunum Aero’s Quest to Build Hybrid-Electric Aircraft

The Seattle-based aviation startup believes it can revolutionize regional air travel.<p>At a time when the government wants to eliminate the Essential …

Aerospace

My first flight - as told by my grandpa

Saturday October 16, 2010. Mom and I were at a craft show when Grandpa called to see if I could go fly with him today. He tried to take me before but …

Grandparents

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Flying car to go on sale

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for a few hundred thousand dollars you too can soon fly around in a car.<p>A Slovakian company called …

Transportation

Fi experience upgrade with 100th 2Ku install

Whether you’re catching up on email or binge watching your favorite shows, getting online from takeoff to touchdown has never been easier thanks to …

Wi-Fi

Here's what happened when a plane got a cracked windscreen mid-flight

You can't call Autoglass at 30,000 feet, can you?<p>Well this isn't terrifying at all: a plane suffered a cracked windscreen mid-way through a recent Thomson flight from Gran Canaria to Bristol, and was forced to make an emergency landing in Portugal.<p>It's not publicly known what caused the windscreen …

Aviation

Book a private jet on your smartphone — for less than a first-class flight

With the click of a few buttons, you could be on your way to anywhere in the world in a private jet. As long as you can afford it.<p>New apps and services are streamlining the booking process for high-end vacations, which once involved brokers and connections. Now, the luxury market is more accessible …

Airlines

Airbus And Boeing Vs. The Middle East 3

Airbus and Boeing have benefited from ME3 growth.<p>But that growth has slowed.<p>The timing of a cycle slowdown will hurt.<p>Over the past 20 years, the ME3 …

Airbus

Airliners of the Future May Sport Some Very Unusual Designs

Next time you spot an airliner flying overhead, consider that it would have looked virtually the same back in 1960. But the shape of planes to come could see a dynamic shift over the next 20 years.<p>Almost every commercial jetliner, from the first Boeing 707 to the jumbo 747 and the superjumbo Airbus …

Aerospace

3 companies that actually built real-life hoverboards

Movie fans and tech geeks alike have long shared a common dream: a chance to ride on Marty McFly's hoverboard, just like in <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>.<p>When the date portrayed in the movie, October 21, 2015, came and passed, though, the gadgets we most commonly thought of as hoverboards had two …

Inventions