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Taking a Behind the Scenes Tour of the CNN Airport Network in Atlanta

When I was growing up, I would have long layovers at airports. Typically looking outside at the planes would entertain me, but I also always made sure I had one of the TVs, hanging from the ceiling, in view. I could sit and watch the CNN Airport Network for hours and be good. It was my mainstay of personal entertainment at the airport for many years. Show More Summary

Airbus begins its longest space journey yet with Orion service module

The long wait for the next great manned space adventures beyond Earth orbits and Moon landings is drawing to an end as the Orion missions begin to take substance The post Airbus begins its longest space journey yet with Orion service module appeared first on Plane Talking.

Australia ‘expects’ to examine three new possible MH370 items

Is the general media silence about more potential MH370 parts being discovered on western Indian Ocean shores a sign of disinterest or a decline in news gathering resources? The post Australia ‘expects’ to examine three new possible MH370 items appeared first on Plane Talking.

Sixth and seventh parts of MH370 found on Mauritius?

Mauritius is suddenly the scene of multiple discoveries of proven or probable fragments of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 The post Sixth and seventh parts of MH370 found on Mauritius? appeared first on Plane Talking.

American Heroes Air Show Seattle: It Was a Good Rainy Time

The traveling American Heroes Air Show visited Seattle's Museum of Flight on May 21 for the first time since 2012. The helicopters-only show, which was held in Austin earlier in May and is scheduled for Los Angeles in June, does not feature traveling aircraft. Show More Summary

Has a sixth MH370 fragment been found? Probably

As high seas delay the closing stages of the seafloor search for the wreckage of MH370, yet another promising piece of potential debris from the missing airliner has been found in Mauritius The post Has a sixth MH370 fragment been found? Probably appeared first on Plane Talking.

Embraer’s E2 jets aren’t heading to Australia anytime soon

The first flight of the upgraded Embraer E190-E2 jet today showed off an already popular type of regional airliner, but it isn't likely to go into service here for some time The post Embraer’s E2 jets aren’t heading to Australia anytime soon appeared first on Plane Talking.

Boeing breaks into Airbus territory with 737 MAX sale to VietJet

It looks like a draw in a Vietnam sales war fought by Airbus and Boeing as the big American sells VietJet Air 100 of its tightest fit 737 models The post Boeing breaks into Airbus territory with 737 MAX sale to VietJet appeared first on Plane Talking.

Milk-Run in an Alaska Airlines 737-400 Combi… for Salmon

For the past six years, I have gotten up early and headed down to Alaska Cargo, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, to welcome the first Copper River Salmon of the season. It has always been one of my favorite yearly events, but...Show More Summary

Airbus has a non-stop Canberra to anywhere VIP jetfor the PM

Someone has been watching too many Games of Throne episodes in designing the VIP version of the A350 that Malcolm Turnbull might be tempted to buy, as it comes with an inflight defenestration facility for underperforming minions and press gallery recalcitrants The post Airbus has a non-stop Canberra to anywhere VIP jetfor the PM appeared first on Plane Talking.

Flights have never looked better, unless you are an airline or agent

Thanks to the prolonged Australian election campaign, and lurches toward political lunacy in America and Europe, there has never been a more exciting time to holiday abroad, and party like there is no tomorrow. The post Flights have never looked better, unless you are an airline or agent appeared first on Plane Talking.

Singapore’s micro 2nd airport gets upgraded to help Changi

Yes, there is another airport in Singapore, it is getting a new terminal, but you'll probably never use it The post Singapore’s micro 2nd airport gets upgraded to help Changi appeared first on Plane Talking.

EgyptAir data points to on board fire bringing down MS804

Evidence suggests a fire emergency broke out on board the EgyptAir jet immediately before it crashed earlier this week The post EgyptAir data points to on board fire bringing down MS804 appeared first on Plane Talking.

Are press releases still relevant in an airline crisis?

When it comes to an airline crisis, the importance of press releases to represent facts or the company’s stance seem to be dialling down in this hyper-connected world, and rightly so. Instead, we see CEOs stepping up to the frontline...Show More Summary

Review: Hamburg Airport Lounge

I’ve been through many lounges, and a big “red flag” for me is whether I’m about to step foot into a contracted lounge instead of one run by an airline itself. Being a oneworld alliance guy at a non-hub outstation like Hamburg, it could have been like being stranded in a desert, parched and wanting of nourishment. Show More Summary

EgyptAir flight MS804 found, now the real work begins

Unlike MH370, the causes of the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 seem certain to be determined faster than any conspiracy theories as to what happened can take hold The post EgyptAir flight MS804 found, now the real work begins appeared first on Plane Talking.

EgyptAir crash is lost in a sea of doubt and fear

Another jet goes down in Egyptian airspace, and of course, terrorism is feared to be the cause The post EgyptAir crash is lost in a sea of doubt and fear appeared first on Plane Talking.

Alitalia edges closer to a future return to Australia?

There was a time when Alitalia was 'the' international carrier for Carlton and Leichhardt and similar Australian-Italian enclaves, and it could be on the way back The post Alitalia edges closer to a future return to Australia? appeared first on Plane Talking.

American Quietly Updates, Enhances Operations at LAX

On May 16, American unveiled a series of operational and visual updates at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in an attempt to better streamline passenger flow and optimize capacity ahead of the summer travel season. From gate renumbering to new signage, the changes were implemented overnight, in time for the busy Monday morning rush. Show More Summary

MH370 debris photo gives doubters a reality check

An amateur photographer has come forward with a photo that torpedoes some of the conspiracy claims made about the disappearance of MH370 The post MH370 debris photo gives doubters a reality check appeared first on Plane Talking.

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