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An Airbus A320 jet crash landed on the Hudson River with no fatalities 13 years ago. Now the plane is a part of a museum in Charlotte.

Miracle on the Hudson A320.Daniel Barry/Getty Images Exactly 13 years have passed since an Airbus A320 miraculously crash-landed on the Hudson River with no fatalities. Pilots Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles ditched the powerless plane on the river after a bird strike. The damaged aircraft sat on display in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving to storage, but will be back in 2022. It has been 13 years since captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and first officer Jeffrey Sk...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Trends, Features, Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, Aircraft, Airbus, Getty, North Carolina, US Airways, Hudson, Charlotte, Reuters, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board


Check out the single-aisle jets that dominated Airbus and Boeing's deliveries for 2021 as airlines continue to downsize to smaller and more efficient aircraft

Boeing and Airbus.Boeing/Airbus Airbus and Boeing revealed their deliveries for 2021, and Airbus maintained its crown as the world's top planemaker. Single-aisle jets dominated as airlines continue to seek smaller aircraft for the long-haul market. Boeing delivered 263 of its 737 family planes while Airbus delivered 483 A320 family aircraft. Airbus and Boeing have had a rivalry for decades, fighting to be the top planemaker in the world. Boeing and Airbus.Boeing/Airbus Boeing starte...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Planes, Trends, Features, Atlantic, Aircraft, Emirates, Airbus, Airlines, North America, Deliveries, Orders, Boeing


Ultra-low-cost airline Allegiant is flipping its business strategy by buying 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets

Rendering of Allegiant 737 MAX jets.Allegiant Air Allegiant Air announced it has purchased 50 new Boeing 737 MAX jets to add to its all-Airbus fleet. The decision breaks from the typical low-cost business strategy of operating just one aircraft type. Industry expert Henry Harteveldt said the order makes sense because of the jet's operating capabilities. Ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air announced Wednesday that it is buying 50 new Boeing 737 MAX jets as it continues to modernize and gr...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, US, Trends, Hawaii, Aircraft, Jets, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Latin America, Cnbc, Max


I flew Delta instead of my preferred low-cost carriers, and I'm still not convinced doing so is worth the higher airfare

Flying Delta over a low-cost carrier.Taylor Rains/Insider I flew Delta over a low-cost carrier and I did not find the added bells and whistles worth the extra money. Just because I was flying on a legacy carrier did not mean I automatically got all the perks. While the onboard product was definitely nicer than Spirit or Frontier, I will forgo comfort for a cheaper ticket. Most people have a preference in which airline they fly, whether it be loyalty to one carrier or simply booking the chea...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Airports, Review, Boston, US, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Delta, Spirit, Airbus, Tsa, Las Vegas, Airlines, United


I decided to fly with Delta instead of my preferred low-cost carriers, and I'm still not convinced doing so is worth the higher airfare

Flying Delta over a low-cost carrier.Taylor Rains/Insider I flew Delta over a low-cost carrier and I did not find the added bells and whistles worth the extra money. Just because I was flying on a legacy carrier did not mean I automatically got all the perks. While the onboard product was definitely nicer than Spirit or Frontier, I will forgo comfort for a cheaper ticket. Most people have a preference in which airline they fly, whether it be loyalty to one carrier or simply booking the chea...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Airports, Boston, US, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Delta, Spirit, Airbus, Tsa, Las Vegas, Airlines, United, Jetblue


The US is getting another startup airline, California-based Airbahn

Airbahn first Airbus A320.Airbahn California-based startup Airbahn received its first Airbus A320 aircraft on Wednesday. The company has teased its launch on social media for months and has job listings posted on its website. The company plans to serve mid-tier markets in California, Nevada, and Canada from either Long Beach or Orange County.  While the pandemic has been a challenge for established air carriers across the US, it has provided an opportunity for startup airlines. Since April 20...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Facebook, New York, News, California, Planes, US, Sacramento, Trends, Startup, Bloomberg, Canada, Pakistan, Aircraft, Long Beach


3 Links I Love: Hard to Start Up Cuba, Chinese and Virgin Australia, That Weird Airbus Noise

This week’s featured link: Airlines Race to Cuba, Overcoming Major Hurdles – Associated Press Scott Mayerowitz headed down to Cuba with American Airlines to explore the problems of trying to start doing business in a country that might as well be from another planet. Considering the recent award of service to secondary cities requires starting up within 90 days, this is a herculean task. This article just gives a small taste of what’s involved. Two for the road: How a Chinese billionaire grab...
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Airbus, Cuba, Virgin Australia, American, Air New Zealand, Links I Love, American Airlines, SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, A320



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