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Viewing Eclipse 2017 From 37k Feet With Southwest Airlines

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For Eclipse 2017, Airways joined Southwest Airlines for its special #Eclipse2017 flight from Seattle to St. Louis. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

Bombardier Global 7000 FTV2 suffer in-flight engine flameout

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A Bombardier Global 7000 flight test aircraft made an emergency landing on August 15 after experiencing an in-flight engine flame out. (www.reddit.com) Plus d'info...

Zimbabwe and South Africa battle ground flights over permit disputes

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All eight South African Airways flights between Harare and Johannesburg were canceled on Saturday when the Zimbabwe government demanded a foreign operators permit, a day after an Air Zimbabwe plane was grounded in the South African city for similar reasons. The decisions to halt the flights came as Zimbabwe seeks diplomatic immunity in South Africa for President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, after she was charged with assault in Johannesburg. The Wednesday request is being considered, officials… (www.google.co.zw) Plus d'info...

Eclipse-viewing party in the air: Alaska Air flight to get an early look

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Alaska’s charter Flight #9671 will leave Oregon’s Portland International Airport at 7:15 a.m. PT. It will head west for two hours out over the Pacific Ocean to give astronomy enthusiasts, eclipse-chasers, a NASA astronaut, social media contest winners and other guests flying in a freshly-washed Boeing 737-900 a unique and early view of the total eclipse. The plane is expected to fly at 38,000, possibly climbing to 40,000 during the viewing flight. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA9671 (www.usatoday.com) Plus d'info...

Eclipse related landing delay at CHS??

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Looks like an unexpected delay due to eclipse. Thoughts?? (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

United Continues to Evaluate 100-Seat Mainline Aircraft

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United Airlines continues to evaluate adding a 100-seat aircraft to its mainline fleet, less than a year after it cited the aircraft category's poor economics for the conversion of its Boeing 737-700 order to larger variants. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Cathay Dragon to Modernize And Expand Its Fleet After Signing An MOU for 32 Airbus A321neos

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Cathay Dragon has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), preparatory to executing formal legal documentation, for the acquisition of 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The MOU, signed today between the Cathay Pacific Group and Airbus in Toulouse, France, is valued at approximately HK$31.7 billion at current list prices. It is intended to see Cathay Dragon’s single-aisle fleet replaced and expanded from 2020. (www.cathaypacific.com) Plus d'info...

Cathay Pacific to buy 32 Airbus A321neo jets in US$4.1 billion order

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Cathay Pacific will upgrade and expand the fleet of its affiliate Cathay Dragon with an order for 32 Airbus A321neo jets. The jets, scheduled to be delivered between 2020 and 2023, will also mark the debut of an all-new regional business class seat – although this is expected to be a more conventional recliner than a lie-flat bed. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Eclipse travel keeps NetJets busy

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Columbus-based NetJets, the world’s largest operator of private jets, is seeing a rise in flight bookings through Tuesday, tied to eclipse-viewing trips. (www.dispatch.com) Plus d'info...

‘Crazy’ Video Shows Man Trying Open Plane Door During American Airlines Flight

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A passenger on an American Airlines flight to Minneapolis from Los Angeles reportedly tried to open one of the plane’s exit doors while the flight was in the air. Passenger Richard Munassi said passengers began ‘yelling and screaming’ during the flight on Saturday as they tried to subdue the man, who has not been publicly identified. (www.aviationfigure.com) Plus d'info...

Aircraft APU caught fire at Liège Airport, Belgium

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The plane was about to being pushed back to Lusaka Intl in Zambia. Pilots started the APU and there was a big blow noise, sparks then a huge flame from the tail to the ground. (www.airlive.net) Plus d'info...

Aer Lingus extends its route network

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A major expansion to Europe and North America was signaled by Aer Lingus adding 300,000 extra seats to its winter schedule, its largest so far, led by a new three-a-week Dublin – Miami service from September 1st. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...