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The pilot’s perspective: Common questions from our Ask the Captain column

Former airline pilot and aviation safety consultant John Cox answers questions from USA TODAY readers about flying.        

Airbus' new A330neo completes its first-ever flight

Airbus' latest jet, the A330-900neo, took to the skies for the first time on Thursday here in the south of France.        

Name that airport ... (Shannon, Ireland)

Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.        

JetBlue's newest destination: Minneapolis/St. Paul

The Twin Cities add a Midwestern dot to the airline’s route map, which is otherwise fairly spartan in the region.        

A look inside Qantas' new 787-9 Dreamliner

The airplane is the first of eight Dreamliners scheduled to be delivered to Qantas by the end of 2018.        

Delta: Amsterdam will be first European route for its Airbus A350s

Delta will put its A350s on its Amsterdam-Detroit in March. Delta's first A350 destinations will be Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing.        

Remote island gets new airport but at a hefty cost

St. Helena, a remote volcanic outcrop in the South Atlantic, has welcomed its first commercial flight. As Jacob Greaves reports, the mammoth engineering feat costing 285 million pounds ($378 million) of British taxpayer money nearly didn't happen. Video provided by Reuters        

TAP Portugal credits JetBlue for filling its flights to Europe

TAP says nearly 1 out of every 5 passengers flying on TAP is connecting to or from a JetBlue flight.        

Airbus takes majority stake in Bombardier's C Series program

Move comes after U.S. Commerce Department imposed harsh duties on Bombardier, charging the Canadian company of selling C Series planes in America below cost.        

Report: Lufthansa preparing Alitalia bid with steep cuts

Italian paper says Lufthansa will bid for large parts of Alitalia, including the fleet, pilots, air crew and air slots.        

Ask the Captain: Advanced-level plane spotting from readers

Pilot John Cox answers questions about the Boeing 757, MD-80 and other aircraft.        

Thanksgiving airfare: Each day you wait now will cost you

If you plan to travel at Thanksgiving but haven’t purchased airfare yet, sirens should be going off in your head.        

Air France, Vietnam Airlines expand tie-up

Vietnam Airlines passengers will be able to connect to 70 European cities, up from 14. Air France fliers will be able to reach 20 Vietnamese cities.        

Nearly 1 billion passengers flew through EU airports last year

London's Heathrow airport remained on top when it came to passenger transport, followed by Paris' Charles de Gaulle.        

Southwest announces flights to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines will beginning selling flights to Hawaii in 2018.        

Hotel at iconic TWA terminal will evoke glamour of jet age

When it opened in 1962, the sleek TWA terminal at New York's JFK Airport was the embodiment of jet-age style. Now, it will be reborn as a sleek hotel.        

Name that airport ... (Champaign/Urbana, Ill.)

Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.        

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