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Channing Reid-Journalist

Channing Reid


About Channing Reid

An aviation geek at heart, Channing shares a similar interest in telling stories. His longtime passion for traveling and airplanes brings a unique approach to his reporting. Spending most of his career in local news, Channing is thrilled to finally combine both passions by joining the Simple Flying team. US West Coast-based.

Jetblue Airbus A320 at the gate at Tampa International Airport.  1
Hurricane Idalia Threat Grounds Aircraft And Closes Airports

Several aircraft have been parked in Cinncinatti to wait out the storm.

Planes at Christchurch Airport.  1
Man With Disability Lands Dream Job At Christchurch Airport

He has helped the airport reduce its waste to landfill by 50%.

JetBlue Airways aircraft at Terminal B at New York LaGuardia Airport. 1
Have The USA’s Fake Service Animal Rules Gone Too Far?

Nearly 500 complaints from people with disabilities were reported last year.

Shenzhen Airlines Airbus A330-300 taking off. 1
Shenzhen Airlines Begins Airbus A330 Flights To Barcelona

The long-haul journey is just under 14 hours.

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-832 taking off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 1
Passenger Claims Delta Air Lines Lost Her Dog At Atlanta Airport

Contributing to the complications, the passenger was denied entry into the US.

TUI Airways Boeing 737-800 at Norwich Airport. 1
Love Is In The Air: TUI Passengers Get Engaged After Meeting During Delay At Bournemouth Airport

The airline said the delay “was clearly meant to happen.”

Air Koryo Tupolev Tu-204-100B taking off.  1
North Korea's Air Koryo Resumes Flights To Russia's Vladivostok After 3 Years

Another flight is reportedly scheduled for Monday.

Delta Air Lines Airbus A220-100 at Seattle Tacoma International Airport. 1
Delta Air Lines May Change Sky Club Entry Policies Again

The airline could soon pose restrictions on passengers with American Express cards.

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 at Los Angeles International Airport. 1
Alaska Airlines Pilots To Receive Raises Next Month

Thanks to a clause in the contract, the pilots will receive more than the initial rate.

Qantas Airbus A330 on approach. 1
Qantas To Send Its Airbus A330s To Bali

The equipment change will happen at the end of October.

American Airlines Airbus A321 with cargo aircraft in the background at Ontario International Airport.  1
Some US Airline Pilots Are Fighting To Raise The Retirement Age

The world’s largest pilot union is not in favor of the possibility of retirement-age pilots being able to continue working for another two years.

 Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-251 taking off from Seattle Tacoma International Airport. 1
FAA Issues Response To The New York Times Close Call Report

Nearly 50 near-miss incidents involving commercial aircraft reportedly occurred last month.

Iberia Airbus A350-941 EC-NVR at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. 1
Iberia Flies Women's World Cup Winners Back To Madrid On An Airbus A350

The airline treated the team onboard with a special celebratory inflight service.

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Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Taking Off From Malta 1
European Flights Are Currently At 94% Of 2019's Levels

With the improvement, only three airlines have increased their levels since before the pandemic.

American Airlines Airbus A319-132 (N821AW) taking off from Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.  1
American Airlines Airbus A319 Returns To Memphis After Crew Shuts Engine Down

The aircraft started flying over 20 years ago.

Iberia Airbus A350-941 EC-NCX (1) 1
Iberia Flies Airbus A350 To Sydney For The Women's World Cup Final

The plane will return to Madrid on Sunday after the match.

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Millions Of Dollars And Weapons Seized At Lusaka Airport

The aircraft arrived from Egypt to reportedly carry out business deals.

 Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 airplane at Los Angeles international airport (LAX) 1
Delta Air Lines' Propel Academy Opens In Florida

The Academy is one of many ways the airline allows young aviators to pursue their dreams.

American airlines landing at Dallas Fort Worth  1
Significant Growth Expected At Dallas/Fort Worth And Denver Airports

Both airports surpassed passenger levels recorded last year.

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