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Fortunes of SingaporeAir and Etihad appear to be rising

Can Etihad do a Qantas style massive writedown and profit from it? Is SingaporeAir on a roll? What might they try to with their Virgin Australia investments? The post Fortunes of SingaporeAir and Etihad appear to be rising appeared first on Plane Talking.

SingaporeAir’s low approach to Canberra landing reviewed by ATSB

How not to land a 777-200 at Canberra Airport The post SingaporeAir’s low approach to Canberra landing reviewed by ATSB appeared first on Plane Talking.

Is a 436 seat A330-300 really a very large jet or VLA?

Who would have thought that an A330 could become a plane that would displace demand for A380s? The post Is a 436 seat A330-300 really a very large jet or VLA? appeared first on Plane Talking.

747 Flight Review: United “Polaris” Global First, London to San Francisco

Last month, I wrote about the amazing time I had flying seat 1A on a United 747. I mostly focused on the 747 and the awesomeness view from my seat, which may have left some of you wondering about my experience with United’s so-called...Show More Summary

Scoot sees off Tiger branding, adds Honolulu, Harbin to network

Scoot has big ambitions for the American market, starting with Hawaii The post Scoot sees off Tiger branding, adds Honolulu, Harbin to network appeared first on Plane Talking.

HNA credit crackdown signals bigger risks for Australian interests

HNA's capacity to invest more in airlines including Virgin Australia has been put in question by overseas reports The post HNA credit crackdown signals bigger risks for Australian interests appeared first on Plane Talking.

UK test flies drones into damaging collisions with aircraft

Given some of the apologist posturing about how drones are not a risk to airliner safety, this study provides factual insights into the damage they could do on the approaches to airports The post UK test flies drones into damaging collisions with aircraft appeared first on Plane Talking.

Canberra contest heats up as Qatar confirms and Singapore adjusts flights

The competitive tensions between the flag carriers, and hub airports, of Qatar and Singapore have come to Canberra, Australia The post Canberra contest heats up as Qatar confirms and Singapore adjusts flights appeared first on Plane Talking.

Scoot begs for free fare plugs from a media that is deaf and near death

Scoot has dished up its first big discount sale in Australia after swallowing the Tigerair networks in Asia The post Scoot begs for free fare plugs from a media that is deaf and near death appeared first on Plane Talking.

On Moon Day 48 SpaceX says its first space passengers must ‘be brave’

To those readers who saw Apollo 11 fly to the moon and back, happy Moon Day 48 The post On Moon Day 48 SpaceX says its first space passengers must ‘be brave’ appeared first on Plane Talking.

Etihad’s Darwinian evolution falls extinct, who is next?

Darwin Airline's evolution as an Etihad investment in regional European flights has turned fossil The post Etihad’s Darwinian evolution falls extinct, who is next? appeared first on Plane Talking.

Trip Review: Korean Air Business Class on the A380 Upper Deck LAX-ICN

This summer, my partner Natalie and I decided that we wanted to visit one or two cities in Asia during the short window that we had off. I researched the airlines, routes, and cities that we were interested in flying to and ended up choosing Seoul and Tokyo for stops. Show More Summary

Singapore Airlines flies into smoother skies, for a month at least

Not everything is gloomy in the airline game, with the SingaporeAir group getting on top of the problem of excess capacity The post Singapore Airlines flies into smoother skies, for a month at least appeared first on Plane Talking.

A Eurowings A330 Makes Its Way to Seattle!

Germany-based discount airline Eurowings launched thrice-weekly service to Seattle from Cologne on July 11, using Airbus A330s for the route. Eurowings is owned by Lufthansa Group.. Eurowings new route is seasonal, providing service between Sea-Tac and Cologne/Bonn Airport from July through October. Show More Summary

The Rare Lockheed L-1011 TriStar Returns to the Skies Once More

The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was a plane with a tragically short lifespan. It was expected to be a real contender against the Boeing 747, Douglas DC-10, and Airbus A300. It entered the market late, in large part due to delays resulting from difficulty at Rolls-Royce, the only engine producer for the TriStar. Show More Summary

MH17 three years on festers as an evil that benefited no one

All we can say of MH17 is that evil was done three years ago, to no apparent purpose at all The post MH17 three years on festers as an evil that benefited no one appeared first on Plane Talking.

No Posts? No Problem! Here Are Some Cool Airplane Pictures

We’ll admit it, there has been a lack of content here on AirlineReporter recently. Blame the summer lul, laziness, craziness, or whatever you want, but it’s true. While I don’t have any actual content for you, I figured I could at least publish some cool airplane pictures. Show More Summary

It Can Happen to Me

I think this is the US Air Force base where I had my KC130 sim time, blogged about here close to ten years ago. It's possible that one of the young, keen US military pilots I witnessed learning to land the beast was on board today. It's likely that one of my readers has a connection to someone on board. Show More Summary

ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis

Somehow the ATSB has done a research report on the Mildura fog crisis of 2013 that doesn't mention the 737s didn't have to carry enough fuel to prevent it happening The post ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis appeared first on Plane Talking.

Salami is not a Dangerous Good

Struggling to make Transportation of Dangerous Goods legislation less stultifying for my folks than it was in the course I took, I worked to make the in-house course interesting, maybe make them laugh a little. I was working with a bureaucrat to get it approved, and it looked like we had it almost wrapped up. Show More Summary

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