Also, In the Skies: 27 Hot Aviation (and Aerospace) Happenings in Week 8

This weekly post is my ‘round tuit’. Included are stories which caught my eye and others which I couldn’t cover in-depth during the week, but thought Flight Chic readers would want to know about.

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1. What NASA does….



2. Simplifying the baggage process.


3. Big week for DFW


4. This Smithsonian story about the many stories airports hold is a great read.

5. An interesting peek at the Virgin Atlantic A350 interior configuration

6. “Extra” spreads.

7. More long-range long-haul narrow-body flights anyone?

8. For the record:

9. Really, really low-fares now.


10. The LCC model pays off.

11. Aircraft seats put up with a lot, even before they leave the shop.

12. IATA opens new offices to better serve the Americas.

13. JetBlue’s new “see-thru” livery.

14. I did not want to know this.

15. Airbus reports


16. Expansion at Dublin Airport

17. ????These guys:


18. We should worry about rest-rules, especially as some push for fewer regulations.


19. Strikes at Alitalia

20. Pilots OK Air France LCC venture, in principle.

21. A lot happens at Schiphol

22. Cuba is not garnering enough demand.


23. Bao Bao flies home.

24. Craft beer onboard.

25. Congrats SAS!



26. OK then…

27. Oscars


Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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