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American Airlines is closing its San Francisco crew base and asking 400 flight attendants to leave California or leave the airline

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American Airlines is closing its San Francisco base, potentially displacing 400 flight attendants. Two-thirds have worked for the airline for 13 years or more, according to union calculations. 10 flight attendants told Insider a myriad of factors make it difficult to leave the Bay Area. The mass email hit some flight attendants' inboxes mid-flight. "Today it's with great regret that I let you know about our decision to close the SFO flight attendant base," American Airlines… (www.msn.com) More...

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Phuket-Bound Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 Diverts To Karachi Due To Passenger Misbehaviour

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On Saturday, December 3rd, a Turkish Airlines flight traveling from Turkey's Istanbul Airport (IST) to Thailand's Phuket International Airport (HKT) diverted to Pakistan's Jinnah International Airport (KHI) to deplane a passenger who was allegedly misbehaving. A passenger began to misbehave with passengers and crew aboard the aircraft after departing IST. The captain made the decision to divert to KHI to deplane the passenger. After the passenger was taken into custody by local… (www.msn.com) More...

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Mystery Uncovered: Embraer Reveals Binter As E195-E2 Customer

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Canary Islands carrier Binter has been revealed as the mystery customer behind this week's Embraer E195-E2 order. The $390 million jet order will see five more modern jets arrive through 2024. Let's take a closer look at this agreement below. E195-E2 mystery customer revealed As Simple Flying reported earlier this week, a mystery customer placed an order for five Embraer E195-E2s, with Embraer at the time only mentioning an "undisclosed customer". Only a few days later, the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Let’s Have A Closer Look At The B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber

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Some of the most interesting details we have noticed in the B-21 Raider (theaviationist.com) More...

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If Congress doesn’t mandate Boeing 737 MAX safety retrofits, Europe will

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Even if Congress doesn’t force U.S. airlines to retrofit two new safety upgrades in their Boeing 737 MAX fleets, Europe’s aviation regulator intends to ensure those enhancements are mandated for carriers there. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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B727 & DC 9 Landing the Classics across Africa | Astral Aviation

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B727 & DC 9 Landing the Classics across Africa | Astral Aviation (www.youtube.com) More...

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F-19: The Stealth Fighter You Never Heard Of

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Try Your Luck Battling Cold War Jets in F-19 Stealth Fighter Game: Have you heard of the F-19 Stealth Fighter? No, it’s not a new warplane from the United States, NATO, China, or Russia. The airplane exists on the video game platform Steam. I had to ask my 14-year-old son for the lowdown. He said the F-19 game is popular on Steam with many fans, and it is only $6.99 to play. The graphics for the combat flight simulator are not great, but it is well thought out, according to my son, a Steam… (www.msn.com) More...

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A British Airways passenger had to pay $400 to get her iPad back after leaving it on a plane

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A British Airways passenger paid more than $400 to get her iPad back after leaving it on a plane. Janice Gordon was told she couldn't go back on the plane to collect it for security reasons. The lost property office was closed when she passed through Heathrow again a fortnight later. A British Airways passenger had to spend about $400 to get her iPad back after she left it on a plane, the Daily Mirror reported. Janice Gordon, 67, realized she left her device behind after reaching the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Aeroflot tells passengers to read a book or take a nap after sanctions end in-flight entertainment on some services

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Russian airline Aeroflot has been forced to remove in-flight entertainment on some services. The airline suggested passengers read, meditate, or take a nap while it works on a "domestic solution." Aeroflot has managed to keep flying despite western sanctions increasingly hobbling operations. Aeroflot has suggested its passengers take a "digital detox" after sanctions forced the Russian airline to remove in-flight entertainment on some of its jets. In a statement released on… (www.msn.com) More...

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Winging It: Inside Amazon’s Quest to Seize the Skies

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The aviation world moves more slowly. Airport space is difficult to come by; cargo jets are enormously expensive to convert and operate. (“You know how you become a millionaire in the air business?” quips one aviation veteran. “You start with a billion dollars.”) Running an air cargo service requires compliance with government regulations covering security, labor relations, and most important of all, safety, designed to prevent accidents and loss of life. (www.wired.com) More...

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Making Air Travel More Welcoming For Those With Cognitive Disabilities

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Air travel can be a challenging experience for those passengers with cognitive disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder. In an effort to improve the air travel experience for all, Delta Air Lines - in partnership with its internal Advisory Board on Disability - has made several resources and customer engagement tools available. (www.linkedin.com) More...

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