[UPDATED: formal statement from ALPA was added below, as well as a reply from the USDOT.] Norwegian Air Service is hiring American pilots to support its U.S. operations. But will this be the final detail the airline needs to overcome challenges to the launch of its Irish-based Norwegian Air International operations…
Any thoughts that Ryanair might take advantage of the new 737 MAX Long Range to cross the Atlantic were dispelled last Thursday in Copenhagen when, speaking to Flight Chic, the airline’s CMO Kenny Jacobs said without hesitation that the airline would not consider buying any.
We now know what happens when Jennifer Aniston comes out of that Emirates A380 First class shower which got some people in a lather last year.
A lot has been written about the possibilities (and challenges) of introducing Virtual Reality In-Flight Entertainment. Some believe it’s the future. Others (your’s truly included) have been more skeptical. The technology has advantages and disadvantages. The biggest disadvantage for airlines is price. Even the Samsung VR headset–which Qantas first introduced…
Hot happenings in the skies this week. Some were very turbulent, others beautifully clear.
Air France/KLM has selected Gogo 2Ku high-speed satellite-based connections to offer customers new Wi-Fi connections on long-haul flights.
The new contract covers 124 aircraft, including the airlines’ Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 planes. The airlines will also have the option to install this Wi-Fi on more aircraft in future.
Delta celebrated the grand opening of its second-largest Delta Sky Club at Atlanta Concourse B on Friday. While it may be the airline’s second largest it is far from second best.
The new facility is located above the B Concourse of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic skyline view that stretch all the way to downtown Atlanta.
Delta has had a lot of fun with Safety Videos, stretching the limits betwen what might be an engaging way to get passengers to pay attention onboard and a great way to go viral online. But its latest run really has me stumped.
Aer Lingus has taken a novel approach to promoting its UK to US service (via Dublin) with a special event in Manchester featuring American classics: Marilyn Monroe and Bagels.
News of the FAA’s ban on use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on aircraft followed shortly after Australian carriers had implemented their own voluntary ban over concerns that some devices have spontaneously ignited.
But while the focus is on problems with the Galaxy Note 7 these incidents are symptomatic of a bigger issue: the inherent violent flammability of Lithium-Ion batteries with which have posed a threat to aviation for years.