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My First Spirit Airlines Flight… on Virgin America

Often, people try to avoid the ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCC), but I have been wanting to try Spirit Airlines for quite a few years now.  During a recent trip from Seattle (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX) with my girlfriend, I ended up having that chance… kind of. Show More Summary

Lounge Review: Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse at San Francisco International (SFO)

Virgin Atlantic has a pretty slick sense of style. The many elements of the airline’s brand – from the unique metallic red of its livery down to its creative cocktail lists and small touches on its printed materials – ooze cool. We definitely...Show More Summary

PHOTOS: Boeing Kicks off 777x Production

In a big milestone for the program, Boeing officially started production on its new 777x line on Oct. 23. The 777X will feature new GE9X engines, an all-new composite wing with folding tips, longer range, and leverages technologies from the 787 Dreamliner. Show More Summary

AvGeeks Assemble! Loving Aviation Geek Fest Seattle 2017

At the end of September we got to enjoy another amazing Aviation Geek Fest. If you follow the site, the name probably sounds familiar. It is a VIP-access event that allows AvGeeks to get together and experience some pretty cool things not typically open to the general public. Show More Summary

Vale Ben Sandilands, renowned aviation journalist and Crikey blogger

Crikey's aviation blogger Ben Sandilands passed away on Friday after a long illness. The post Vale Ben Sandilands, renowned aviation journalist and Crikey blogger appeared first on Plane Talking.

The Greatest Show on Earth: Switzerland’s AXALP Live-Fire Demo

Axalp is, in my humble opinion, very likely the best air show on earth, although the Swiss Air Force will be quick to tell you that it’s not really an airshow, rather, it’s a live-fire training exercise to which the public is invited. Show More Summary

AR Rewind: Visiting King Nut – Snack Provider to the World’s Airlines

AR Rewind: This story originally published in March 2015 and is being re-shared. King Nut and Summer Harvest: If you’ve ever enjoyed an airline snack at 35,000 feet and inspected the wrapper, chances are you are familiar with one, or both, of these name brands. Show More Summary

Malaysia will focus renewed MH370 search where Australia refused to look

MH370's best chance of discovery is going to be intensively examined by renewed search The post Malaysia will focus renewed MH370 search where Australia refused to look appeared first on Plane Talking.

Club World At Last! On a Majestic British Airways Airbus A380

British Airways’ business class — branded “Club World” — has been flying for a long time. It was unveiled back in 1999 as one of the very first fully-flat business class seats. It’s undergone a few updates and refinements in the years...Show More Summary

Efforts to crush Canada’s jet ambitions may have just failed

Making the Canadian CSeries jet a much bigger threat to its 737 family was probably not what Boeing intended when it tried to cripple it being sold cheaply to US carriers The post Efforts to crush Canada’s jet ambitions may have just failed appeared first on Plane Talking.

Oops, why non-stops to Europe aren’t going to ‘kill’ Middle East hubs

Airbus makes it clear that the Middle East is a huge growth zone not just a place to refuel, or interrupt a flight to Europe The post Oops, why non-stops to Europe aren’t going to ‘kill’ Middle East hubs appeared first on Plane Talk...

Airlines need to highlight chemo drug flight spill risks

Our airlines need to use some very plain words about cytotoxic drug spills in passenger cabins The post Airlines need to highlight chemo drug flight spill risks appeared first on Plane Talking.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes with Singapore Airlines Cargo at LAX

Dedicated cargo aircraft normally operate out of sight of the traveling public. Cargo terminals are typically located away from passenger terminals to ease airport congestion and allow better access for trucks. Singapore Airlines Cargo...Show More Summary

Qantas signs up for large scale LAX biofuels revolution

More heavy hitting evidence that investment funds, as well as true environmental commitments, are getting behind the eradication of fossil carbon releasing fuels The post Qantas signs up for large scale LAX biofuels revolution appeared first on Plane Talking.

Rare comments made by Emirates about an Etihad merger

It's about 14 years since reporters have sought answers about a possible merger between Emirates and Etihad and we have almost enough words about this yesterday as heard in all of them in total The post Rare comments made by Emirates about an Etihad merger appeared first on Plane Talking.

Alaska Air Adds New 737-700 Cargo Jet & Gets Ready to Retire Combis

Alaska Airlines recently added a new type of aircraft to its fleet: an all-cargo Boeing 737-700, converted from one of  their passenger jets. The conversion was completed in Tel Aviv by Israel Aerospace Industries. The plane was ferried to Israel  in 2016, and the conversion process took a total of 19 months. Show More Summary

Emirates cuts all but one A380 a day across Tasman

The Emirates Y class A380 cabin is about to become a rarer pleasure between Australia and New Zealand The post Emirates cuts all but one A380 a day across Tasman appeared first on Plane Talking.

Airbus comes under criminal probe and A330 NEO order pressures

Airbus warns its people of impending fallout over corruption claims and launch customer for A330NEO says it might take A350s instead The post Airbus comes under criminal probe and A330 NEO order pressures appeared first on Plane Talking.

Turbulence could be making a more serious comeback in air travel

If as this study suggests, high smooth levels of the atmosphere are becoming more turbulence prone, air travel will have a new barrier to tame The post Turbulence could be making a more serious comeback in air travel appeared first on Plane Talking.

Photos & Drama at A Boeing 747-8F Delivery

What other airline delivery event will bring up Trump and “fake news”? Where the CEO says that the US3 (United, American, and Delta) need to “shut up and mind their own business”? And where no one is surprised by any of these comments?...Show More Summary

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