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British Airways Begins Daily A380 Service to Boston Logan - Windy Whale Makes Beantown Debut

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British Airways has served Logan with 777s, 747s, and 787s, but today was the first day scheduled A380 service started, with "Speedbird 213 Super" doing the honors. Go to 8:55 for the touchdown, this is shaky, someone forgot their tripod, better images for the taxi portion. We're all excited in Boston to have BA, EK, and eventually LH come in with 380s; the team has built a whole new terminal wing just for this on the Northwest side of Terminal E. (www.youtube.com) Más...

United Airlines is accused of body shaming and sexism after refusing to let girl, 10, board flight because she was wearing spandex leggings

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United Airlines has been accused of body shaming and sexism after refusing to allow a 10-year-old girl to board a flight because she was wearing spandex leggings. The airline defended its decision to not allow the child and two others on their flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday, telling outraged Twitter users who complained about it that they reserved the right to refuse anyone who did not meet its dress code. (www.planeetiquette.com) Más...

Elevator Malfunctions In MD-83’s Rejected Takeoff

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This was a pretty quick investigation for an initial finding. From the article: Ameristar Jet Charter pilots attempting to takeoff from Runway 23L at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on March 8, were not able to lift the nose of the aircraft at the 152-kt. takeoff speed due to a jammed right elevator. (I think this link shouldn't be subscription only). (aviationweek.com) Más...

Air NZ looking at flying direct to KMEM by July 2017

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Air NZ may soon be flying to Memphis in the USA a direct flight from Akl/nzaa USING A B773 JET capable of flying this long haul flight. The tourism Minister for New Zealand says it's a boost to the NZ economy and air new zealand. Many people want to visit the stae and it's the home town of the famous King of Rock n Roll Elvis Presley (www.nzherald.co.nz) Más...

Airbus to cut the size of superjumbo's 'grand staircase' - to squeeze in more seats

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The world's largest commercial aircraft, the giant Airbus A380, is to have the size of its "grand staircase" trimmed to make room for 40-50 more seats. The wide staircase at the front of the plane will be replaced with a more compact design, while the slimmer spiral staircase at the back of the aircraft will also be modified. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Más...

Air Canada flight forced to return to Montreal because of engine trouble

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An Air Canada flight that took off from Montreal-Trudeau airport en route to Shanghai Saturday was forced to return to the airport shortly after takeoff. The plane had engine problems and was forced to dump fuel over the Laurentians before landing safely. The aircraft, a Boeing 787 with 213 passengers on board, had to unload some of its fuel over the Laurentians to land safely... (www.aviationfigures.com) Más...