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The Biggest Airlines, Ranked By Thanksgiving Delays

Holiday travel is hell. Combine early winter weather with hoards of angry passengers rushing for their childhood twin beds, and delays are pretty much a given. So how long will you yourself get to spend sightseeing around a crowded airport terminal? Depends on who you fly. Since not all airlines are created equal, we've averaged together Thanksgiving week airline data from the past six years to see which ones have the highest chances of putting you through holiday hell. And to those flying JetBlue (or Southwest or Alaska or anywhere at all really), you have our condolences. 1. JetBlue Airways Flights Late: 15% Average Delay: 42 minutes 2. Southwest Airlines Flights Late: 15% Average Delay: 40 minutes 3. Alaska Airlines Flights Late:15% Average Delay: 39 minutes 4. … [Read More...]

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What It Felt Like to Fly The Concorde

Concorde was the most glamorous airliner the world has seen. But what was it like to fly? Jack Stewart delves inside the Science in Action archive to find out. It was the ultimate airliner. From 1976 until its retirement in 2003, few things in life signified luxury quite so much as a flight on Concorde. […]

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Boeing’s 777 Problem: Delta and Everyone Else Want Newer Planes

Boeing faces that issue with its 777, a jumbo jet that has become a well-liked staple of global airline fleets over the past 15 years. The 777 sales problem drew a fresh spotlight this week, when Delta Air Lines announced an order for 50 twin-aisle jets from Airbus, split between the A350 and A330neo models, […]

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Frontier Airlines Orders 9 Airbus A321 Jets

Frontier Airlines announced an order for nine Airbus A321 narrow-body aircraft on Monday. Frontier, which is in the process of transforming itself into a so-called “ultra low-cost carrier,” already flies an all Airbus fleet, though it does not yet fly the A321. The A321 is the largest of Airbus’ “A320 family” of aircraft that also […]

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Boeing says it has no plans for long-range 737 MAX

Boeing Co has no plans to extend the range of its forthcoming 737 MAX 9 jetliner in response to Airbus Group’s move to offer a long-range version of its competing A321 aircraft, a senior Boeing executive said on Thursday. “We are very happy with where the MAX 9 sits and feel the competition is simply […]

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New Gulfstream G500 And G600 Private Jets Are Really, Really Fast….and Comfy

Gulfstream Aerospace introduced two all-new business jets in mid-October in a surprise ceremony at its production plant in Savannah, Ga. The Gulfstream G500 and G600 jets aim to provide speed and operating efficiency, plus wide-cabin comfort. Both airplanes can cruise as fast as an impressive Mach 0.90 (or about 680 mph), with a maximum range […]

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Chinese Aerospace Still Behind in Fulfilling Big Ambitions

Last week’s Airshow China in Zhuhai left visitors with little doubt about the scope of China’s ambitions in the aerospace sector. In addition to the three new airliners under development by the country’s state-controlled airframers—the C919 narrowbody, and ARJ21 and MA700 regional airliners—multiple programs for new general aviation aircraft and helicopters have gotten underway. China’s […]

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Watch a 55-Day Overhaul of the Largest Passenger Plane [VIDEO]

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Delta Confirms it’s Going with Airbus in Big 50 Wide-Body Jet Order

Delta will go with Airbus in deal for 50 wide-body jets that would be worth more than $14 billion at list prices. The Wall Street Journal calls the order “a big victory for the European company in its battle with Boeing to sell long-range passenger aircraft.” Delta said it will buy 25 Airbus A350-900 jets […]

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Russia Plans Development of Aircraft Manufacturing Hub like Boeing, Airbus — PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev set a task to establish an aircraft-making center equal to world companies by 2025, head of the government wrote on his social network account. “Our goal in aircraft-making is to set up an aircraft-manufacturing center comparable to companies like Boeing and Airbus by 2025, but both in military and civilian […]

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Boeing Leads Airbus With 61 Aircraft Delivery in October

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Kuwait Airways to Buy 10 Boeing 777s in Deal Worth $3.3 Billion

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Coming Soon on JetBlue: Bag Fees, More Seats (less leg room)

Wall Street is finally getting its way with JetBlue. The airline had been one of the last to hold out against charging fliers more for checked bag. But JetBlue announced Wednesday that customers will soon have to pay extra if they want to do so, leaving Southwest as the last big U.S. airline that doesn’t. […]

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Airbus to Deliver First A350 Jetliner Around December 12

European planemaker Airbus aims to deliver the first A350 jetliner to launch customer Qatar Airways by mid-December, the airline said on Tuesday. Gulf News quoted its chief executive Akbar Al Baker as saying the mid-sized jet would be delivered between Dec. 12 and 15‎ and appeared to rule out any last-minute hitches that might rattle […]

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Airbus A380 Could Replace Boeing 747 on Hajj Trips – Morocco

Morocco’s national carrier said the Airbus Group NV superjumbo is in the running to replace its sole Boeing Co. 747, opening up the possibility of the A380’s first order based around flights for the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. Royal Air Maroc will issue an invitation to tender for the deal in the next three months, with […]

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Gulf Based Airlines Closes Financing Deal For 16 Aircraft

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Five airline fees worth paying for the holidays

You pay more than enough for airfare, blowing it up with optional fees is crazy, right? Except during the holidays. Sometimes it pays to pay more, and here are five of the more useful fees plus one non-airline offering you should consider. 1. Early boarding If you are a typically disorganized family (or want to […]

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