Germanwings 4U9525 – Airlines react

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The news that came out today from the French Investigators today was not what anyone wanted to hear, and that was the confirmation of The New York Times story that broke last night - the captain of the plane left the cockpit, and was locked out of it by the first officer. The Marseille's public prosecutor confirmed the co-pilot was alone during the fateful flight descent … [Read more...]

Book it Danno! JFK Omnishambles

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Book it Danno! JFK Omnishambles Index: A Rock, A Hard Place and Tier Points To Birmingham Airport, Ryanair FR693 Birmingham to Dublin A morning around Dublin Dublin Airport, BA4467 Dublin Airport to London City Airport Travelodge, London City Airport A Morning at London City Airport British Airways BA001 London City Airport - Shannon, Shannon to New … [Read more...]

Emirates to serve Orlando, adds second Seattle Service

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Emirates continues to expand its services to the USA - much to the chagrin of US carriers, with the expansion of its service from Dubai to Seattle, and the introduction of services between Dubai and Orlando. Dubai to Orlando Dubai to Orlando will be a new service for Emirates, which will commence operations on the route from the 1st September 2015 The planned flights … [Read more...]

Germanwings 4U9525 Crash

4U9525 Crash

Earlier today, Germanwings flight 9525 departed from Barcelona, heading towards Dusseldorf. As you're probably aware - this plane sadly did not arrive at its destination, and crashed near Barcelonnette in the French Alps. Statement from Germanwings: We must confirm to our deepest regret that Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Düsseldorf has suffered … [Read more...]

FlyBe cuts its London City Airport to Dublin Routes

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Last year, I wrote about the glut of capacity on London City to Dublin Route, with a three-way battle between CityJet, British Airways and FlyBe for the fight for customers on this city pair. In the article, I asked an important question: Is that sustainable? I doubt it. Also I stated in relation to the number of flights: However, I get the feeling there maybe too many … [Read more...]

Estionan Air offers Wireless IFE its planes using AirFi

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Estonian Air has rolled out a Wireless IFE system aboard its planes that allows customers to access newspapers, magazines, use  instant onboard messaging, games, destination guides and such. The system is available across Estonian Air Embraer E-170 and Bombardier C-900 NextGen aircraft, and looks a bit like this in action: Estonian Air AirFi interface on an iPhone and … [Read more...]

Emirates rebalances its Perth services

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Emirates is in the process of rebalancing its services to Perth in the west of Australia, with the airline dropping one of three daily services between Dubai and Perth. Emirates Boeing 777-300ER landing at Birmingham Airport - Image, Economy Class and Beyond. Flight pair EK422/423 is currently operated daily with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and will be dropped after … [Read more...]