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United will still fly the Boeing 777-200 after a scary engine failure in Colorado - but the ones still flying have a different engine

A United Airlines Boeing 777. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty United Airlines' fleet of 24 Boeing 777-200 aircraft has been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration, but the aircraft will keep flying. A fleet of 22 United Boeing 777-200s are unaffected as they're powered by General Electric engines. Passengers booked on the 777 might still fly on the aircraft but others will be moved to different jets.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Federal Aviation Adm...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Faa, General Electric, Boeing, Denver, United, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration


Experts say the plane and engine used by United have a safe track record - and the scary landing in Colorado should have minimal impact on the airline

The United Airlines Boeing 777-222 that experienced an in-flight engine failure. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images A United Airlines jet made an emergency landing after an engine failure on Saturday. Three aviation regulators have effectively grounded Boeing 777s with PW4000-112 engines pending an investigation.  Experts say the issue isn't likely systemic with the plane or engine, given the track record of both.  Only 69 aircraft in the world are affected, and United is the only US carrier w...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Japan, News, Colorado, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Hawaii, Aviation, Airlines, Engines, Faa, General Electric


United just ordered $1 billion worth of eVTOLs from a startup that aims to launch intra-city passenger flights in 2024

United Airlines and Archer Matheus Obst/Shutterstock.com and Archer United Airlines and eVTOL startup Archer Aviation announced a $1 billion partnership and aircraft order. United will buy 200 aircraft to be used for eco-friendly airport transportation. Archer Aviation is also going public via a special-purpose acquisition company. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. United Airlines is investing in a new kind of aircraft, one that doesn't fly over oceans but over conges...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, Los Angeles, Trends, Startup, Chicago, Flying, Aircraft, Archer, Aviation, New York Stock Exchange, DHL, Faa, Boeing


Coronavirus vaccine shortage hits Hawaii, lawmakers mull lottery, cigarette tax hike, $12 minimum wage, Oahu restaurant inspections suspended, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Josh Green administers coronavirus vaccine in this Dec. 29, 2020, courtesy photo  Lack of supply slows coronavirus vaccinations in Hawaii. Hawaii’s mass COVID-19 immunization sites are putting the brakes on new appointments, at least for the next few weeks, as vaccine supplies remain limited across the country. Star-Advertiser.Second vaccine shots for large group of seniors could limit distribution of first doses. Hawaii seniors 75 and older who got COVID vaccines at large distri...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Hawaii, House, Lg, Faa, Sears, Chinatown, Big Island, Maui, Josh Green, Hawai, Hawaii County, Oahu, Kona


The Boeing 737 Max has flown over 2,700 flights since its November ungrounding as the EU gives the green light

Boeing test pilot Jim Webb gives a thumbs-up from the cockpit of a 737 MAX 7 at Boeing Field, on March 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington, after completing the plane's first flight. The aircraft is the shortest variant of fuel efficient MAX family. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images The Boeing 737 Max has flown over 2,700 passenger flights across 5,500 hours since November 2020.  Five airlines currently fly passengers on the Max in the US, Canada, Brazil, Panama, and Mexico.  The European Unio...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Mexico, China, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Flying, Canada, Ireland, Alaska, Ryanair


Airliners are on their own with no air traffic control at a Florida airport for 12 days after FAA staff contracted COVID-19

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in Florida. Shutterstock.com The air traffic control tower at St Pete-Clearwater International Airport in St Petersburg, Florida is closed until January 31. The FAA closed the facility for cleaning after personnel tested positive for COVID-19.  Allegiant Air is the main carrier at the airport that also sees high general aviation and private jet traffic.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The phrases "cleared to land" or "cleared ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, St Petersburg, Federal Aviation Administration, Tampa International Airport


Alaska Airlines just took delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, becoming the 4th in the US to fly the controversial jet

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max. Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max on Sunday, the last in the US to do so. Pilots and mechanics will undergo additional training while proving runs will be flown across the country. The first flight is scheduled for March 1 as AS482 from Seattle to San Diego.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alaska Airlines on Sunday inducted a new aircraft into its fleet, the Boeing 737 Max. The first of a newly ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Alaska, San Diego, Miami, Aviation, Airlines, Houston, West Coast


Trump is planning to sneak away to Florida instead of attending the Biden inauguration, FAA data reveals

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Donald Trump appears to be heading south to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida instead of attending Joe Biden's inauguration.  The Federal Aviation Administration issued temporary flight restrictions over the private club for January 20, indicating the president's arrival. One of Trump's final tweets confirmed suspicions that he wouldn't be at the Biden inauguration.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Air Travel, Washington, White House, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Flying, Gop


FAA: Unruly Passenger Policy

FAA: Unruly Passenger Policy The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has just adopted a stricter unruly passenger policy. It would seem that the FAA is finally fed up with unruly passengers on our nation’s airlines. There have been several assaults on planes between those who will not wear face masks and those offended by that behavior. So yesterday, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson today signed an  order  (PDF) directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passenger...
Tags: Travel, Blog, Faa, Travel News, U S Capitol, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Dickson, Steve Dickson, Travel News & Tips, Roaming Boomers Travel Services


The 20 safest airlines to fly in 2021, according to experts

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200 at Los Angeles International Airport. Markus Mainka/Shutterstock.com AirlineRatings just unveiled its list of the world's safest airlines for 2021, according to the site's experts, narrowing the top 20 from a list of 385. The US had a great showing with six of the 11 major American carriers making the top 20 cut while Asia performed poorly.  Carriers in Oceania and the Middle East also dominated the highest spots, continuing the trend from last year. Vis...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Safety, Boston, Singapore, Planes, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends


American Airlines just ramped up its Boeing 737 Max operations after a week of successful trial flights

An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max. Joe Raedle/Getty Images American Airlines grew its Boeing 737 Max route network on Tuesday to include Washington, DC and Orlando, Florida, as well as New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The next few months will see the aircraft quickly expand across the US, Caribbean, and Latin America as American gets the newly-ungrounded fleet back to full strength.  American began flying passengers on the aircraft again on December 29, 2020, between Mia...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Indonesia, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Washington Dc, Arizona, Brazil, Ethiopia, Miami


Flights are being halted at 2 major airports in Texas to disinfect an air traffic control center where 2 workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week

An American Airlines plane at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Cassiohabib/shutterstock The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for flights departing and arriving into Dallas while a facility is being cleaned after two workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Flights are also temporarily barred from landing or taking off from any airport under the airspace, which extends across Northern Texas from parts of New Mexico to parts of Louisiana and Arkansas.  Exac...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Airports, Trends, Arkansas, Dallas, Aviation, New Mexico, Airlines, Louisiana, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines


The Boeing 737 Max is flying passengers again in the US - here's when and where each US airline will be flying it

The Boeing 737 Max 7. Stephen Brashear/Getty US airlines are gearing up to relaunch the Boeing 737 Max back into service following its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.  American Airlines flew the first passenger flight on Tuesday while United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines will all fly the Max in 2021. All except for Southwest Airlines have scheduled the first routes for the Max with cities including Miami, New York, Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles, and ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Canada, Alaska


American Airlines just completed the Boeing 737 Max's first passenger flight in the US since March 2019

An American Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8. American Airlines flew the first scheduled passenger flight in 21 months of the Boeing 737 Max in the US on Tuesday from Miami to New York.  The uneventful flight marked the beginning of a new chapter for the aircraft that aims to restore confidence from the traveling public.  Airlines like American are eager to get the plane flying to take advantage of its economics and get the grounding behind them. The aircraft was grounded for 20 months fol...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Brazil, US Senate, Miami, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


Photos show how the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine got from Michigan into the arms of healthcare workers

Transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Michael Clevenger - Pool and MARK LENNIHAN/POOL/AFPGetty The first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine left Michigan on Sunday bound for hospitals across the US. A fleet of trucks and airplanes, accompanied by armed guards, ensured that the vaccine was quickly and safely transported. The first shot was given in New York on Monday, just days after the Food and Drug Administration's emergency authorization on Friday.  Visit Business Insider's homepa...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, New York, News, Planes, New York City, US, America, Trends, Linkedin, Features, UPS, Flying, Healthcare, Dubai


The FAA has cleared Boeing's 737 Max to fly passengers again - here's when and where each US airline will be flying it

The Boeing 737 Max 7. Stephen Brashear/Getty US airlines are gearing up to relaunch the Boeing 737 Max back into service following its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.  American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines will all fly the Max in 2021, with American starting flights the soonest on December 29, 2020.  All except for Southwest Airlines have announced the first routes for the Max with cities including Miami, New York, Houston, and Los ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Canada, Alaska


How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner being loaded with cargo. United Airlines United Airlines flew the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Pfizer vaccine is uniquely difficult to transport as it has strict below-freezing temperature requirements that require the use of dry ice, a dangerous good to transport in the aviation industry. United and the Federal Aviation Administration worked to alleviate the dry ice restrictions ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, China, Planes, US, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Aviation, Pfizer, Vaccine, Faa, Boeing


Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about safety

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Ubs, Aviation


Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about the safety of the plane

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Ubs, Aviation




American Airlines pilots landing in Los Angeles spotted a 'guy in a jetpack' just 300 yards from their passenger jet

American Airlines pilots on Sunday reported a "guy in a jetpack" flying near LAX. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty An American Airlines jet landing in Los Angeles had an encounter with a jetpack on Sunday while on approach to land at LAX, FOX 11 LA first reported.Pilots reported seeing a "guy in a jetpack" hovering around 3,000 feet near the Runway 25L approach path around "300 yards" from their aircraft.No major disruption was caused to inbound aircraft and the FAA told FOX 11 that it refer...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Air Travel, Life, La, Planes, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Aviation, San Jose, Philadelphia, Airlines, Faa, Lapd


Weekly Roundup, Friday 28 August 2020

Has the growth in air travel numbers stalled? See article, below.  Good morningI had a small epiphany on Thursday, when I saw Cologne in Germany announcing it will not have any Christmas markets this year.  I’d been hoping against hope that perhaps there might have been a chance to offer you a Christmas Markets experience this year, the same as most previous years.  But, no.  It is now unavoidably clear this will not be possible, and I’m increasingly realizing that when you said, a few weeks a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Elon Musk, England, Science, Hotels, Germany, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, Cologne, Canada, Current Affairs, Southampton, Virgin Galactic, Delta


A small aircraft was forced to land on a busy North Carolina interstate — here's why pilots train to land on highways when they're in trouble

Pilots prefer landing on highways to fields, where ditches and other hazards can present issues. Barry Blackburn / Shutterstock.com A small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on Interstate 40 in North Carolina on Saturday after experiencing engine trouble. Drivers made room for the approach and landing, with no injuries reported in the aircraft or on the ground.Pilots train for potential emergency landings, and highways are often preferable when an airport isn't nearby since t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Life, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aviation, North Carolina, Faa, Emergency Landing, Interstate 40, Charlotte Observer, General Aviation, Thomas Pallini, BITranspo


How to Improve Business Transparency

. {display:none !important;} .code-block {display:none !important;} .sovrn_ad_unit  {display:none !important;} Businesses are quickly discovering the importance of transparency when it comes to finding ways to improve customer satisfaction. It’s easy to work with people who are transparent because we know what they are doing and we know why they are doing it. No hidden agendas, no secrets, no potential backstabbing. In fact, to build a real relationship, there must be transparency ...
Tags: Business, Samsung, Management, Customers, United States, Toyota, Tripadvisor, Faa, Cnet, Domino, Right Now, United States Canada Europe, Pissedconsumer, Transparent Companies Operate, Joanna Clark Simpson


Virgin Galactic uses space tech to create new supersonic jet

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic announces a partnership with Rolls Royce.The space tourism company will create a new supersonic jet for super-fast travel on Earth. The aircraft will travel at Mach 3 – three times the speed of sound. Virgin Galactic made the hearts of all speed enthusiasts beat faster by announcing a new agreement with Rolls-Royce to create a supersonic passenger jet.The space tourism company founded by billionaire Richard Branson revealed an enticing look at the aircraft's de...
Tags: Travel, Space, Technology, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Innovation, Virgin, Richard Branson, Invention, Airplane, Supersonic, Faa, Mach, Rolls Royce, Cosmos, George Whitesides


64% say Hawaii is moving in right direction on COVID-19, lawmakers seek stricter quarantine monitoring, Kauai reopening its beaches, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Facebook Live screenshot Majority believes Hawaii is moving in right direction against COVID-19. 64% of Hawaii residents believe government is moving in the right direction in its handling of the coronavirus crisis, a statewide survey has found. Star-Advertiser.=====Officials suggest COVID-19 testing of air passengers prior to their arrival as condition to restarting tourism. Hawaii’s lieutenant governor and a member of its congressional delegation on Wednesday float...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Aclu, Associated Press, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, American Civil Liberties Union


What is a zero gravity flight

The good news is , if you want to experience complete weightlessness, you don’t need to be an astronaut. The bad news is, you still probably have to go to Florida. Because sitting on the tarmac at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a heavily retrofitted Boeing 727-200 lovingly — if not accurately — nicknamed The Vomit Comet. And it’s as close to zero gravity as you’re getting right now without going into outer space. The plane’s real name is G-Force One, property of the Zero Gr...
Tags: Travel, Florida, France, Nasa, Earth, Faa, Boeing, Peter Diamandis, All, Zero Gravity, Zero Gravity Corporation, Magnum Force, Air Zero G, The Vomit Comet, Zero Gravity Experience, Zero Gravity Flight


#Lebanon Financial Crisis: How Does the Debt Restructuring Work? - Bloomberg

Lebanon Financial Crisis: How Does the Debt Restructuring Work? - Bloomberg:Sovereign bond restructurings are rarely smooth. Lebanon’s looks like it will be particularly rocky.The rules underpinning the nation’s looming debt overhaul may complicate efforts to gather enough support to change the terms of its bonds. At the same time, they could protect the country from some of the issues that left Argentina with lengthy court battles.So say Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati, law professors at the Un...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Argentina, Luxembourg, Faa, Lebanon, University Of North Carolina, Duke University, Mark Weidemaier, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mitu Gulati


FAA waives minimum slot requirements at US airportsFAA waives minimum slot requirements at US airports

Struggling airlines can now avoid operating empty 'ghost' flights
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