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The Best Time to Buy Flights in 2019, Based on 917 Million Airfares

When you’re planning vacation one of the biggest factors to consider, or at least the priciest, is airfare. When you buy your plane ticket can often have as much impact on its price as where you’re traveling to.Read more...
Tags: Air Travel, Airlines, Flights, Flight Prices


Business Class as Low as $2,500 Round Trip With Qatar Airways Prix-Fixe Sale March 2019

Travel in style this year sitting in the business class cabin of an airplane operated by Qatar Airways to select destinations around the world from nine origination airports in the United States for as low as $2,500.00 round trip between Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and Thursday, December 5, 2019... ...but you must... The post Business Class as Low as $2,500 Round Trip With Qatar Airways Prix-Fixe Sale March 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Airlines, Promotions, Deals, Discounts and Coupons, Qatar Airways


Boeing May Be About to Lose a $5 Billion Order for Its 737 Max Planes

An airline in Indonesia just became the first in the world to try and cancel its order for Boeing’s Max planes in the wake of the two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within the past five months. And the move has the potential to cost Boeing billions of dollars.Read more...
Tags: Boeing, Automation, Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, Mcas, Boeing 737 Max 8, Boeing 737, Boeing 737 Max, Garuda Indonesia, Airplanes, Airlines, Aircraft, Aviation, Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines


Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 March 2019

Bet you can’t name this distinctive capital city. See item, below. Good morning“I’m sorry, I’m having difficulty understanding that right now.  Please try again later.”That was the regular response, during the last nightmarish couple of weeks, to my regular morning request “Alexa, turn on David Bed Light”.  An intermittent problem with my new Netgear router often meant it had frozen overnight, so when it came time to turn on the light in the morning as part of a regular getting out of bed routin...
Tags: Airlines, Current Affairs, Destination, Hotels, Miscellaneous, Newsletter, Science, Security Horror Stories, Weird and Wacky


Crashed Boeing jets lacked two safety features that would have cost extra

Two Boeing jets that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia each lacked a pair of cockpit safety features that the plane manufacturer charged extra for. The systems  might have helped the pilots as they struggled to control their planes, aviation experts said. Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in October killing 189 people, and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 went down on March 10, shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, with the loss of 157 lives. Both Boeing 737 Max aircraft were new but did not have an an...
Tags: News, Indonesia, New York Times, Ethiopia, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, US Justice Department, US Federal Aviation Administration, Bjorn Fehrm, Ethiopia Airlines


Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded: What Does This Really Mean?

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded: What Does This Really Mean? What does the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets mean? And what lessons does it teach us? I’ve been reporting on the FAA and its historic internal conflict of interest dating back more than 40 years, and the aftermath of the two recent Boeing Max jet crashes have once again brought this conflict into... The post Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded: What Does This Really Mean? appeared first on P...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Featured Posts, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Boeing 737 MAX, Boeing MAX


As Low as 65,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Asia; 46,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Europe and Other Deals: Delta Weekly Award Sale March 20 2019

Redeem as few as 65,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and Asia from Wednesday, August 26, 2019 through Thursday, June 27, 2019, by when all travel must be completed… …but you must... The post As Low as 65,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Asia; 46,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Europe and Other Deals: Delta Weekly Award Sale March 20 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Asia, Europe, United States, Airlines, Promotions, Delta Air Lines, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs


544 NBAA Regional Forum

Reports from NBAA’s Regional Forum in Houston, attacking the pilot and mechanic shortage, and NBAA’s top safety focus areas. Wo look at the Boeing 737 Max, AOA indicators, MCAS, and the certification process. Also, a Southwest Airlines labor agreement, more coin tosses for good luck, B-52 re-engining, famous aviation siblings, Red Bull air races, and the Boeing 747. Aviation News Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing and FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system The or...
Tags: England, Australia, Gogo, Aviation, Ed, Airlines, Charles, Houston, Air Force, Faa, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Garmin, Auckland, Max, Southwest


Pilot who hitched a ride in cockpit saved doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 Max day before it crashed

As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing 737 Max 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit. That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane, two people familiar with Indonesia’s investigation told Bloomberg. The next day, under command of a different crew facing what investigators said w...
Tags: News, Bali, Indonesia, US, Bloomberg, Ethiopia, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Jakarta, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Transportation Department, American Airlines Group Inc, US Justice Department


Know Your Rights If You’re Bumped From a Flight

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Know Your Rights If You’re Bumped From a Flight What are your real rights if you’re bumped from a flight? After the infamous incident when a dentist was literally dragged off a United flight from Chicago to Louisville, the real rules of denied boarding were brought into focus, and some were actually changed. The good news is that now, once you’ve actually boarded a... The post Know Your Rights If You’re Bumped From a Flight appeared first on Peter...
Tags: Travel, Chicago, Airlines, Passengers, United, Louisville, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, The Essentials


Was What She Wore Inappropriate For Travel?

“Flying from Bham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn’t ‘cover up’ as I was ‘causing offence’ and was ‘inappropriate’. They had 4 flight staff around me to get my luggage to take me off the plane.” What you just read was... The post Was What She Wore Inappropriate For Travel? appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Health And Environment, Bham, Tenerife Thomas Cook


Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airlines: The Latest

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airlines: The Latest More and more new airlines are showing up at a runway near you. Why? Because the airline business is plagued by an absence of economies of scale. And what that means is any small player can go out and lease planes at a lower cost and compete against the big airlines. And what’s the result?... The post Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airlines: The Latest appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, Airlines, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg Travel, The Essentials, Long Haul Low Cost Airlines


Report: Ethiopian Transport Official Says 737 Max 8 Jet Crash Has 'Close Similarities' to 2018 Crash

Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said that black box data shows the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019, killing 157 people, bears close resemblances to the crash of another Boeing 737 Max 8 flying with Lion Air that was lost in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Airplanes, Plane Crash, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Addis Ababa, Ntsb, Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing, Boeing 737, Boeing 737 MAX


Change Your March Southwest Flights For Free, Even if There's a Fare Difference

It may have taken the FAA to convince Southwest to take its 737 Max 8’s out of the air, but the airline is making up for it (sort of) with a March promotion that allows you to change your flight for free, even if there’s a difference in the price of the ticket.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Air Travel, Airlines, Lifehacks, Faa, Southwest


Has the Reason For Perfecting the Boarding Process Changed?

Airlines have been attempting for decades to significantly improve the boarding process — usually with little to no success — and the main reason for doing so has been to shorten the turnaround time from when an airplane arrives at the gate at the conclusion of one flight to when it departs for the next flight. Theoretically, when the turnaround time is shortened between flights, additional flights can fit into the schedule. More flights per day would therefore supposedly mean more revenue per d...
Tags: Travel, Airlines


Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Stones (in both foreground and background) and sheep (everywhere) – we’ll see these in Kilmartin Glen, on our Scotland’s Highland Highlights Tour this September. Good morningWow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but hopefully not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency.The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it bec...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Obamacare, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Africa, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla


Flight Review: El Al Business Class (787-9) From New York to Tel Aviv

I have long been fascinated by El Al. Since they became a Qantas codeshare partner in 2017, I have wanted to experience the Israeli national airline. Long had I heard that El Al’s long-haul staples – the trusty Boeing 777-200ER – were not as fresh and comfortable as rivals flying on similar routes. But when El Al took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2017, I was set determined to experience their long-haul product. It only took me two-years! (NB: This photo taken of similar p...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, Usa, New York, Instagram, Scotland, New York City, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Flying, New Jersey


When is an Airplane (ie B737 MAX) Too Dangerous to Fly?

Remains of the Ethiopian Airlines B737 MAX 8, in the crater caused by its crash. This question, very similar to “how high is up” has been much in people’s thoughts this week with the Boeing 737 MAX and its two recent crashes.In an interesting duality that reflects how public debate has not flourished in the social media era, there was first a clamor of people demanding all 737 MAX planes be grounded, and then, as each successive national authority duly did so, even more pressure was felt by the ...
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, US, Tech, Canada, Current Affairs, Airbus, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Southwest, Trump, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Dennis Muilenburg, AOA


Last Chance on Savings to Hawaii March 2019 on Both Room Rates and Redeeming Miles

Scoring deals on two of the three major components of a trip which requires crossing all or part of an ocean — airfare, lodging and ground transportation — is not always an easy task; but you can at least save on both room rates and redeeming frequent flier loyalty program miles before the end of the day today, Thursday, March 14, 2019 for travel to Hawaii between... The post Last Chance on Savings to Hawaii March 2019 on Both Room Rates and Redeeming Miles appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Hawaii, Airlines, Promotions, Delta Air Lines, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Hilton Honors, Redeeming Miles


Too Sexy to Fly: Woman in Crop Top Told to Cover Up or Get Off

Imagine my shock that Thomas Cook Airlines claims to have an (unpublished) policy against ‘inappropriate’ dress and that it was enforced against Emily O’Connor as she boarded her flight to Tenerife, a holiday destination in the Canary Islands. Southwest Airlines of course famously kicked 23 year old Kyla Ebbert off a flight over her short skirt, which struck me as ironic considering the original Southwest Airlines uniform. Continue reading Too Sexy to Fly: Woman in Crop Top Told to Cover Up or G...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Tenerife, Airlines, Thomas Cook, Southwest Airlines, Emily O'Connor, Canary Islands Southwest Airlines, Kyla Ebbert


As Low as 11,000 SkyMiles Round Trip Within the 48 United States: Delta Weekly Award Sale March 14 2019

Redeem as few as 11,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines for travel within the 48 contiguous United States from Wednesday, May 1, 2019 through Thursday, June 27, 2019, by when all travel must be completed… …but you must... The post As Low as 11,000 SkyMiles Round Trip Within the 48 United States: Delta Weekly Award Sale March 14 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, United States, Airlines, Promotions, Delta Air Lines, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs


Travel Alert March 2019: Winter Weather Impacts Rocky Mountain and Northern Plains Regions of the United States

If the Rocky Mountain and northern plains regions of the United States are in your travel plans over the next day or two, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to winter weather which is already disrupting travel. One fatality was reported as a result of... The post Travel Alert March 2019: Winter Weather Impacts Rocky Mountain and Northern Plains Regions of the United States appeared first...
Tags: Travel, United States, Airlines, News And Weather, Rocky Mountain, Northern Plains


American Air, Southwest rush to fill gaps as Boeing 737 Max grounded

U.S. carriers are moving swiftly to comply with federal orders grounding their Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft and shift passengers to other flights. Nationwide, the inconvenience for travelers will be muted because the Max makes up only 2.9 percent of the mainline fleets for three U.S. carriers: American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Continental. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the airlines to stop flying the planes Wednesday after new evidence surfaced in the second fatal cra...
Tags: Business, Indonesia, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Long Beach, Ethiopia, Miami, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, United, Southwest Airlines, Caribbean, Federal Aviation Administration, Max


How to find out if your flight is a grounded Boeing Max 8 or 9 airplane

President Donald Trump in an emergency ordered grounded two Boeing airplane types Wednesday, March 13, including the 737 Max 9 and Max 8. After Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash killed 157 people, several nations barred the Boeing 737 Max 8. Until Trump’s announcement, the Federal Aviation Administration had said that it didn’t have any data to show the jets are unsafe. Trump cited “new information” had come to light in the ongoing investigation into the incident. He didn’t elaborate. Traveler...
Tags: Business, Sport, Canada, Soccer, New York Times, Ethiopia, Airlines, Donald Trump, Faa, Boeing, Marketwatch, Federal Aviation Administration, Trump, Until Trump, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Here's how much Boeing is estimated to make on each 737 MAX 8 plane (BA)

The crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 once again shines the spotlight on Boeing's 737 Max program. It's the second nearly brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner in recent months to be involved in a fatal crash. Airlines made the decision to ground their fleets of Boeing 737 Max airliners. Some safety regulators have outright banned the plane from entering its airspace. According to Moody's, Boeing's operating profit margin is $12 million-$15 million on every 737 Max it delivers.  Sunday'...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Ethiopia, Albert Einstein, Airlines, Boeing, Max, Trump, Ethiopian Airlines, Moody, Jakarta Indonesia, Georgetown University, Renton Washington, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, US Federal Aviation Administration


Thomas Cook Airlines tells female passenger to 'cover up or leave plane'

'I was made to feel I was exposing myself' [Author: Simon Calder]
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Pilots complained several times about 737 Max problems before latest crash

Pilots from around the world have logged numerous complaints and concerns over the  Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the last 15 months, it has emerged. The reports found on an aviation safety reporting database set up by Nasa highlight perceived problems with the jet’s new anti-stall technology. The update on the old 737 design is a system intended to protect the aircraft from stalling by forcing the nose of the plane down in certain circumstances. However, it is now at the centre of questions regard...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, Nasa, Ethiopia, Airlines, Seattle, Faa, Boeing, Max, Europe China, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, ASRS, Saj Ahmad, StrategicAero Research


As Low as 31,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Hawaii: Delta Monthly SkyMiles Award Sale March 2019

Redeem as few as 31,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus $11.20 in taxes and fees — for travel in the economy class cabin to or from Hawaii and the 48 contiguous United States between Friday, March 15, 2019 and Wednesday, May 22, 2019, when all travel must be completed… …but you must... The post As Low as 31,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Hawaii: Delta Monthly SkyMiles Award Sale March 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, United States, Hawaii, Airlines, Promotions, Delta Air Lines, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs


Travel News: March 13, 2019

Six Senes Bhutan Opens in Land of The Thunder Dragon Travel Pulse Located in the colorful Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan famous for its Gross National Happiness (GNH) philosophy, Six Senses Bhutan celebrates its highly-anticipated arrival with the opening of its first three lodges in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. The lodges seamlessly combine the brand’s commitment to wellness, sustainability and out-of-the-ordinary experiences with the country’s rich culture, warm hospitality, and spirituality.   Di...
Tags: Travel, UK, China, Disney, Britain, Marriott, Airlines, Boeing, Bahamas, Bhutan, News And Deals, Janusz Kaminski, Eleuthera, UK Civil Aviation Authority, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Disney Cruise Line


Spirit Airlines to launch flights between Burbank and Las Vegas

Spirit Airlines will begin service at Hollywood Burbank Airport in June with three daily flights to Las Vegas, the company announced Tuesday, March 12. The one-hour flights, beginning June 20, will complement the airline’s existing service from Los Angeles International Airport to Las Vegas with one-way introductory fares starting at $59. The Vegas flights also will serve as a gateway to more than two dozen other Spirit destinations including Austin, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Indianapol...
Tags: Business, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Clarke, Spirit, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Airlines, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Sin City, Transportation Security Administration, Southern California, Southwest, Lax