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Mechanic says he was fired for refusing to sign off on faulty jet

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Bosses at charter-jet service Pro Pilots LLC didn’t want to hear mechanic Dennis Portalatin’s concerns about the nine-seat Dassault Falcon 20, which had eight “discrepancies,” including a leak in a wing and the fuselage, he charges in New Jersey federal court. (nypost.com) Más...

Sorry, you can’t protest security screening by getting naked for the TSA

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An Oregon man who stripped naked at an airport security screening checkpoint must pay a $500 fine after a federal appeals court ruled that the First Amendment does not protect this method of protest. The nude protest at Portland International Airport (PDX) by a traveler named John Brennan prompted legal action by both the federal government and the state of Oregon. Portland prosecutors charged him with indecent exposure. A local judge acquitted him, saying that Oregon cannot "punish"… (arstechnica.com) Más...

Seasonal flights begin from Philadelphia to Portland for Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines is inaugurating seasonal flights from Philadelphia to Portland, Oregon, starting Monday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Más...

Emirates Opens Up a Slew of New A380 Routes – Beijing, Shanghai and Birmingham Get Upgraded

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Good news Birmingham, Beijing and Shanghai – you’re about to enjoy the Emirates’ flagship aircraft on all services to and from Dubai. That’s what we found out Monday when the Dubai-based airline announced the three destinations would go all A380 – replacing the current Boeing 777-300 aircraft used on these services. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Más...

EXCLUSIVE TRIP REPORT: Onboard the Inaugural 737 MAX Commercial Flight

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Exclusive trip report from the inaugural 737 MAX commercial flight with Malindo Air from Kuala Lumpur. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

Positive Signs of Recovery as Abu Dhabi Airport Reports 5.6% Increase in Passengers

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A 6.1% increase in transfer passengers – Up to 1,311,262 passengers (to be precise) – is a welcome sign of recovery in Etihad’s fortunes. Australian passenger traffic also jumped a huge 28% in April. The massive increase was attributed to Etihad’s new double daily flight to Sydney. We may see a similar increase in French passenger traffic as Etihad debuts the Airbus A380 aircraft on its Paris route. The upgraded aircraft offers a capacity of 496 seats compared to the 328-seat Boeing 777. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Más...