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How Do American Airlines' Boarding Groups Work And How To Move Up

From status levels to credit cards, you can move up the boarding order quickly.

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How Much More Can Singapore Airlines Grow?

With no domestic market and coming out of its toughest period yet, what is the industry-leading carrier's expansion plan?

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FAA Reaches 2023 Hiring Goal For Air Traffic Controllers

The administration has hired 1,500 air traffic controllers this year alone.

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Hurricane Idalia Threat Grounds Aircraft And Closes Airports

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

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Private Jet Near Misses: Why Pilots Are Getting Runway Instructions Wrong

The matter has become a hot topic after a string of incidents in recent months.

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36% Of All Flights Worldwide Are Low-Cost

The country with the highest percentage of low-cost flights is Latvia.

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Dividing Duties: How Pilots Decide Roles On A Given Flight

How pilots determine who flies and who monitors.

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Industry Warns Against Hourly Reductions At Mexico City Airport

Earlier this year, the airport saw a reduction from 61 to 52 hourly operations, and forced all-cargo flights to move out.

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The Ten Shortest LAX Routes This Month

The shortest route is to Santa Barbara at just 89 miles.

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Dazzling: 5 Colorful US Airline Liveries From Years Gone By

Liveries can make an aircraft stand out on the ramp, or blend in with the rest.

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Full House: Iraqi Airways Has Taken Its Last A220 From Airbus

The airline's fifth and final Airbus A220 has now arrived at Baghdad International Airport.

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What Happened To NokScoot Airlines?

The story of a young carrier that became an industry casualty of the Covid pandemic.

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Aeromexico Celebrates Ten Years Of Boeing 787 Operations

The Mexican carrier currently has 20 Dreamliners.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Taiwanese Flag Carrier China Airlines

A few interesting facts about the Taoyuan-based SkyTeam member.

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Which Airlines Have Ordered The Boeing 777X?

So far, a total of nine passenger airlines have ordered the Boeing 777X.

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Air India's New Loyalty Program To Launch In Early 2024: What To Expect

The carrier is looking to launch plenty of new redemption options.

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Throwback: David Bowie's Unlikely Heroics Aboard A Private Jet

David Bowie once carried Peter Frampton off a private jet during an emergency evacuation.

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United Airlines Makes Significant Alterations To China Flights

Most of United's China route relaunches were pushed back until 2024.

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Travelling Internationally With Alaska Airlines Just Got Easier For US & Canada Passport Holders

Starting today, Mobile Verify will make the airport process smoother for eligible passengers.

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Which UK Airports Have Their Own Railway Stations?

A look at how to access the country's major air hubs by rail.