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Thanksgiving Flight Traffic

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See 2020 vs. 2019 Thanksgiving travel numbers, plus the latest traffic data from around the world. (flightaware.com) Más...

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FCC Walks Back Plan To Allow In Flight Cell Service

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America’s Federal Communication Commission has ended proceedings that looked at allowing passengers to make in-flight cell phone calls on domestic United States flights (simpleflying.com) Más...

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This global airline has no passengers, no cargo and flies just one way

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The team at Jet Test and Transport runs a global airline -- but the planes fly on a one-way trip without passengers or cargo. They are experts in ferry flights, moving empty aircraft around the world. In the age of Covid-19, with airlines parking and shedding jets, co-founder Steve Giordano and his pilot partners are some of the busiest guys in the sky. (www.cnn.com) Más...

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IATA In Final Stages Of Coronavirus Vaccine/Testing ‘Passport’ Development

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is in the final stages of the development of its “Travel Pass”, a digital passport which they hope can be used as a means of testing and/or vaccine verification. (www.gatechecked.com) Más...

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Big 3 US airlines gear up to transport COVID-19 vaccines

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American, United and Delta airlines are preparing their cargo systems and personnel for the COVID vaccine release, and are already involved in some movement of vaccines or components. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Up To 36% Of Airline Business Travel Won’t Return After Covid Pandemic Ends, Study Estimates

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A new study by IdeaWorks and reported by the Wall Street Journal is the first detailed look at the long-term impacts Covid-19 could have on business travel. I, along with three other travel professionals, designed the study, conducted the research, and reached out to others for comments. Its conclusions are eye-opening: that between 19% and 36% of airlines’ business traffic base will not return to the skies. (www.forbes.com) Más...

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Air France Eyes 737 MAX If A220 Stretch Doesn’t Happen

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Air France is sitting on a large order of Airbus A220-300s to replace its A318s and A319s. However, the jury is still out on what aircraft will replace its larger narrowbodies, the A320 and A321. Speaking at a conference today, CEO Ben Smith said that an A220 stretch would be ideal, but that if it was not forthcoming, the company might even consider the 737 MAX. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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U.S. Senators say pandemic relief plan would give airlines $17 billion over four months

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U.S. airlines would receive $17 billion for four months of payroll support under a new $908 billion bipartisan Senate COVID-19 relief proposal, staffers for two U.S. Senators said on Tuesday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced a package of $45 billion in transportation assistance, and the offices of Senators Mitt Romney and Mark Warner said the plan includes $15 billion for transit systems, $4 billion for airports, $8 billion for private buses and $1 billion for passenger railroad Amtrak.… (www.msn.com) Más...

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British Airways Retro Livery 747s Find Permanent Homes

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British Airways has announced that permanent homes have been found for its recently repainted retro-livery Boeing 747s. AVGeeks can breathe a sigh of relief as the retro Landor and BOAC-schemed BA Boeing 747s avoided a run in with the scrap yard, and will now be preserved for future aviation enthusiasts to enjoy. (www.gatechecked.com) Más...

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What Really Happened To Delta Air Lines On Thanksgiving?

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Yesterday, I laid out several potential reasons for the cancellations. Poor crew scheduling by Delta? Industrial action by pilots or flight attendants? Poor passenger counts leading to consolidation? All were within the realm of possibility. Delta still has not specifically addressed the reason for the delay, only stating that “a number of factors have pressured our ability to timely staff several dozen scheduled flights.” (liveandletsfly.com) Más...

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Read about Embraer (ERJ) 3rd Quarter 2020

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Do you invest in ERJ? A company operating in the aviation industry, one of the largest innovation companies and the third largest aircraft manufacturer in the world, Embraer - (B3 / IBOV: EMBR3 | NYSE: ERJ) released the financial statements for the third quarter of 2020 (3Q20)... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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EasyJet joins Ryanair in 'race to the bottom' by charging passengers extra for cabin bags

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Low-cost airline easyJet has announced a new cabin bag policy, meaning passengers can no longer bring a wheelie case or large rucksack on board for free. The new policy means that people can only take a “small under seat cabin bag” free of charge. A spokesperson for easyJet said: “This will enable them to bring all the essentials for their journey or enough for a short trip.” This brings easyJet in line with the stringent cabin bag policies of Ryanair and Wizz, which have each shrunk their free… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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First ‘mass air shipment’ of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine arrives as airlines prepare for more

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United Airlines carried Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine from Brussels to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, according to people familiar with the matter. The United flight, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, required special approval from federal regulators to carry more dry ice than is normally allowed. Vaccines are stored at below-freezing temperatures. “Several vaccines need continued cold temperatures during transport, which, in some circumstances, require dry ice, a hazardous… (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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Southwest Airlines comments on Utah monolith, offers silly explanation as to where it went

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Southwest Airlines has thrown water on our theory that Utah’s mysterious monolith had arrived to help usher us into a new age of enlightenment. The internet is still abuzz with speculation over the whereabouts and meaning of the silver monolith, which was found by Utah officials in November before disappearing almost as soon as it was discovered. Some proposed that it was an installation by a “new wave” artist. Others theorized that it was put there by aliens, à la “2001: A Space Odyssey.” (www.foxnews.com) Más...

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How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US

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United Airlines flew the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Pfizer vaccine is uniquely difficult to transport as it has strict below-freezing temperature requirements that require the use of dry ice, a dangerous good to transport in the aviation industry. United and the Federal Aviation Administration worked to alleviate the dry ice restrictions to fly as much of the vaccine as possible on each flight. The COVID-19 vaccine has… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Study Finds Pilots’ Brains Work Differently

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Medical science has now confirmed what your family and friends have been telling you since the first time you strapped in and maybe before that. Your brain works differently than that of non-flying folks and contrary to what those in your immediate bubble might think, that’s actually a good thing, well mostly. (www.avweb.com) Más...

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UPS pilots want more COVID testing as infections spike

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UPS pilots say pilots on inbound and domestic flights don't get tested. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Delta Air Lines names logistics veteran to lead cargo

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Robert Walpole is the new cargo boss at Delta after a promotion. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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