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JetBlue Flight Delayed After Someone AirDropped an Image of a Bomb Vest

A Newark JetBlue flight bound for Tampa was evacuated Monday after someone sent an image of a suicide bombing vest to multiple passengers already boarded as the plane waited for takeoff, according to a report from The Guardian. Because the perpetrator sent the image via Apple’s AirDrop feature, the message was…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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France’s New Flying Tax Gets It Backwards

Starting in 2020, flying out of France—both domestic and international, but not for connecting passengers—will incur an additional surcharge dubbed an Ecotax, because the revenue raised will go towards “eco-friendly transport infrastructure” such as trains.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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France’s New Flying Tax Gets It Backwards

Starting in 2020, flying out of France—both domestic and international, but not for connecting passengers—will incur an additional surcharge dubbed an Ecotax, because the revenue raised will go towards “eco-friendly transport infrastructure” such as trains.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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American Airlines Forces Doctor to Wrap Herself in Blanket Because They Thought Her Romper Was Inappropriate

First, I have to ask American Airlines employees a question: does this shit ever work out well for you? Has there ever been a time where a flight attendant has made some knee-jerk decision about how offended they were about what a woman was wearing and everyone thought, bravo, airline, you’re a hero? No. Of […]

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Boeing Has So Many Grounded 737 Max Planes Waiting to Be Fixed They’re Parking Them in the Employee Parking Lot

You may recall that, thanks to an issue with faulty sensors in the Boeing 737 Max flight control systems, those planes have been grounded after multiple crashes were found to be related to the issue. Grounded planes are, by definition, not in the air, and as such need to be stored, on the ground, somewhere. […]

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This Plane Safely Landed Without Front Wheels

Passengers on a Myanmar National Airlines plane experienced the ride of their lives over the weekend, as the landing gear of their Embraer jet failed and pilot Captain Myat Moe Aung had to improvise. Actually, he didn’t improvise so much as follow emergency procedures, and proceeded to save everybody on board.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Aeroflot Superjet-100 Fire Turns Fatal At Sheremetyevo Airport [Updated]

Horrifying visuals trickled out of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport as an Aeroflot Superjet-100 burst into a huge ball of flames 27 minutes into a flight to Murmansk. The pilot managed to call in the emergency, land, and get the plane stopped. Once stopped, the plane was evacuated, but in the process many passengers were…Read more… Continue […]

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A Pilot Who Bummed a Ride on a Boeing 737 Max Saved the Plane Before It Crashed the Next Day

Ever since all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded worldwide, there’s been a lot of discussion about the anti-stall system that seems to have been the cause of the two recent tragic crashes of the airliner: an Ethiopian Airlines crash last week, and an Indonesian Lion Air crash in late October. In the latter…Read […]

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Recent Boeing 737 MAX Crashes May Be the Result of a Single Faulty Sensor

Last week, Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were grounded all over the world following two highly-publicized crashes, one an Ethiopian Airlines flight on March 10 that killed all 157 people aboard, and an earlier Lion Air crash from late October that killed all 189 passengers and crew. An in-depth story from The Seattle Times…Read more… Continue […]

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Brand-New Boeing 737s Grounded Amid Safety Fears: What We Know So Far

On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people aboard. The plane was a 737 MAX 8, the same model that also crashed shortly after takeoff in Indonesia in October. Boeing debuted the 737 MAX 8 less than two years ago, making it brand-new by plane standards. […]

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