April 30, 2021| 291 0

United flies ventilators to Delhi

On Wednesday, United helped facilitate the first shipment of ventilators from Chicago to Delhi on flight UA898. “United was honoured to play a role in transporting these ventilators, donated by the US-India Chamber of Commerce DFW, to the Indian Red Cross. This is the first of several efforts United will be taking to support India during this time o …

March 7, 2021| 217 0

Woman Arrested For Boarding Flight With No Boarding Pass Twice

Reports have emerged of a Chicago woman who, last November, boarded two flights without documentation such as a boarding pass. These trespass incidents have highlighted serious safety concerns at O’Hare, where the woman was able to slip past security multiple times. The first incident According to NBC Chicago, the first instance of 23-year-old Yaazmi …

March 2, 2021| 243 0

IndiGo Sells 8 Airbus A320neos To BOC Aviation For Leaseback

Indian low-cost giant IndiGo has signed a sale-and-leaseback agreement with BOC Aviation for eight new A320neos. The planes will be delivered in the second half of 2021 and feature CFM engines. Let’s find out more about this deal. Key move IndiGo is no stranger to leasing aircraft, with most of its 284 aircraft fleet acquired through leasing deals. T …

February 19, 2021| 231 0

United Airlines Announces New London Heathrow Route From Boston

Today United Airlines revealed that it is to launch a new route to London Heathrow (LHR) later this year. While the exact start date is yet to be confirmed, we know that the airline plans to fly a Boeing 767-300ER to London’s primary airport from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The transatlantic flight corridor from London to the United St …

February 13, 2021| 244 0

United States DOT Complains To Israel Over Tel Aviv Operations

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has filed a complaint over Israel barring passenger rights for US carriers to fly to Israel. The DOT is concerned that Israel is giving more favorable status to its flag carrier, El Al, and not letting US airlines transport passengers to Tel Aviv. The US DOT files a complaint with Israel The Jerusa …

February 10, 2021| 230 0

World First – 100% Of Etihad’s Operational Crew Are Now Vaccinated

Today, Etihad Airways revealed that 100% of its operational pilots and cabin crew are now vaccinated against COVID-19. The airline pointed out that it had become the first airline in the world to do so by achieving this feat. The airline’s medical center has also been turned into a vaccination clinic. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the aviation indust …

February 8, 2021| 212 0

Which Airlines Fly The Largest Boeing 787-8 Fleets?

The Boeing 787 is a revolutionary widebody aircraft, offering exceptional efficiency and passenger comfort. The smallest variant of the aircraft, the 787-8, was the first one built and known as the original Dreamliner. So which airline operates the largest fleet of the smallest 787? ANA The launch operator of the Boeing 787 program, Japan’s ANA is th …

February 8, 2021| 276 0

The Airbus A321XLR Will Permanently Change US Aviation

US airlines cannot wait for the Airbus A321XLR to enter their fleets. At least two years away, airlines are dropping hints and considering new ways the long-haul narrowbody jet will be able to unlock new routes in a post-crisis world. The closest thing to a true Boeing 757 replacement, for now, the A321XLR will make a splash and permanently change …

February 7, 2021| 374 0

Why Do Airlines Paint Planes In Special Liveries?

When done right, an airline’s livery can be one of its most effective marketing tools. A memorable paint scheme can help to galvanize wider brand recognition, which in turn fuels a carrier’s growth. However, sometimes, airlines will deviate from their known templates to coat certain aircraft in special liveries. But what are the reasons for doing t …

February 3, 2021| 213 0

Which Countries Accept Vaccinated Travellers?

As countries globally begin their vaccine drives, travel restrictions are slowly being lifted. A handful of countries have already started lifting their quarantine requirements for passengers, (re)opening new destinations. Here’s which countries are opening their borders to vaccinated travelers. Europe leadings According to a list compiled by The Poi …

January 31, 2021| 279 0

US Airlines Come Out Strongly Against Domestic Testing

US airlines have come out quite strongly against testing mandates for domestic travel. Though nothing has become concrete yet, and neither the White House nor the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have released a plan to require passengers to undergo testing for travel, airlines are already expressing their displeasure. US airlines do not support do …

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