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18Sep, 14

Southwest isn’t the only airline making emergency landings this week. Just this morning, a JetBlue Airways plane leaving Long Beach, CA on its way to Austin, TX was forced to circle back and land after climbing to just over 9000 feet. One of the engines reportedly developed problems on the Airbus A320. The inflatable slides ... more

12Sep, 14

If you’re on Emirates Airlines, that is. Those able to afford it can get a first class private suite. According to the company website, it’s fully equipped with a sliding door, mini-bar, private wardrobe, and all the other high end accoutrements a wealthy traveler could ever hope for. The seat even folds flat so passengers ... more

4Sep, 14

What does the future air carrier look like?  Frontier Airlines, based in Denver, has placed its eggs in the “ultra low cost” basket.  It’s not the first airline to do so and probably won’t be the last.  But, the question is whether it will work, and only time will answer that question. The term low ... more

26Aug, 14

Barring mechanical issues or flight delays for other reasons, commercial air travel is not too bad if you are lucky enough to snag a first or business class seat. But back in the coach section, things can get a little tight. Seat width is always an issue these days, and the passive aggressive fight over ... more

8Aug, 14

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over five months ago, and there is still no trace of it. The search continues though. Australian officials announced on Wednesday that it has retained a private Dutch company, Fugro, to search for the wreckage. Fugro is reportedly one of the world’s largest oil and gas service firms and has ... more

6Aug, 14

An Air Algerie plane crashed on Thursday, July 24, killing all 116 aboard. Flight 5017, a MD-83, disappeared from radar during a rainstorm while en route from Ouagadougou to Algiers. The French military located the wreckage in Mali and retrieved the “black boxes.” There were no Americans on board. The cause of the crash has ... more

23Jul, 14

After several days of what can only be described as chaos, it seems that the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may finally be moving forward in a positive direction. Facing mounting pressure, pro-Russian separatists agreed to turn over the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from the doomed plane to ... more

18Jul, 14

A determination of the cause of crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has been quick. It is now clear that the aircraft was hit by a surface-to-air missile, which caused the deaths of 298 innocent people. It also seems relatively clear that the missile was fired by Russian separatists, but exactly who and the extent ... more

17Jul, 14

Malaysia Airlines Flight Crashes in Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines lost another Boeing 777 today when it crashed in Ukraine, in the Donetsk region near the Russian border, amid allegations that it was shot down. The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. There were 295 people aboard. Reports indicate that the plane has been ... more