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Hello Kitty 777
by Paul Thompson Do you know Hello Kitty? The famous bow-wearing feline and her fellow characters first appeared over 43 years ago, and they now adorn everything that you would find other popular cartoons like Mickey Mouse on — including airplanes! Taiwanese airline Eva Air has placed one of its...
Dreamliner Interior
by Paul Thompson Few would blame you if you haven’t heard of Norwegian Air Shuttle, but you may be surprised to learn that this award-winning low-coast carrier flies to over 150 destinations worldwide. Norwegian’s route map is very impressive! Their US destinations include Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Las...
by Paul Thompson In the airline industry, there’s an old joke that goes, “How do you know when someone is an airline pilot? You don’t have to know — they’ll tell you!” FOX’s new comedy, LA to Vegas grabs ahold of that braggadocious pilot stereotype, and never lets go. However, the show...
Private Jet Paul Thompson
]by Paul Thompson The future of regional air travel may be arriving sooner than many of us expected! Boeing and JetBlue are working with Seattle-based startup called Zunum Aero to develop a hybrid-electric jet that they plan to have in service by 2022. Zunum is the Mayan word for Hummingbird, and...
Southwest Hawaii
by Paul Thompson On Wednesday evening, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines announced they plan to begin flying to Hawaii in the near future. The airline broke the news in two ways. First, they shared the news to a crowd of thousands of employees who were attending a “Spirit Party” at Universal Studios...
747 max 8Great
by Paul Thompson Southwest Airlines introduced a brand new aircraft type to its fleet this week — the Boeing 737 MAX-8. For those of you who have flown on Southwest, you’re already pretty familiar with the 737, which has been Southwest’s primary aircraft for 46 years. At first glance, it...
British Airways
by Paul Thompson What comes to your mind when you think of British Airways? Is it the historic Concorde, First Class, and attentive service? All three of those would be correct, but what about trans-Atlantic service to cities in mid-America? That would be accurate as well. This week, British Airways...
Delta Air Bus
by Paul Thompson Delta Air Lines recently became the first US carrier to take delivery of the Airbus A350-XWB. What’s special about this plane? The XWB in its name stands ‘Extra Wide Body’ and it gives more width per passenger than other planes in its class. But more importantly, it...
C919 first flight
by Paul Thompson For nearly fifty years, Airbus and Boeing have owned a duopoly of the mid-range, narrow-body commercial jet market, with their A320 and 737 series of aircraft. But recently, a new competitor has emerged in hopes of staking a claim in this broad and lucrative market. In May, Chinese...
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On Friday morning, under typically rainy Seattle skies, the Boeing 737 MAX took to the skies for the very first time. Okay — so it’s another new airplane — what’s the big deal? It’s a big deal because you will be flying on this plane, it’s the backbone of...
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