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    Shot Across The Bow: Delta Air Lines Makes All Inflight Entertainment Free

      Delta becomes the only US airline to offer completely free inflight entertainment. The past 15 years of commercial aviation have been enormously frustrating for passengers.  Airlines have focused on unbundling–adding fees to services that were previously included in the cost of a ticket.  The flying experience has become noticeably more frustrating as airlines crammed […] More

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    A Familiar Look For Piedmont Reappears

    Bringing back an original color scheme and look for a Piedmont aircraft. Piedmont Airlines, which began flying under the American Eagle brand in October of 2015 after the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, which became final in 2013. The regional airline serves Philadelphia plus three other locations in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. American […] More

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    Alaska Airlines to Aquire Virgin America in $2.6B Deal

    Transaction will create the 5th largest airline in the United States. While you were sleeping, the United States commercial airlines business grew a fifth major carrier. In a deal announced in the middle of the night, Alaska Airlines has acquired Virginia America for $2.6 billion in cash. It’s yet another example of the consolidation of […] More

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    This Retired MD-80 Mad Dog is Now a Movie Theater

    An MD-80 donated by American Airlines has been converted into a unique flight theater exhibit at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. There are no used car lots for old airplanes, especially commercial jet liners. Sure, some are bought and put to use but most of them head to the boneyard or get cut into scrap. […] More

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    Airliners Nearly Scrape The Hills On Landing At This Central American Airport

    This airfield is one of the most challenging commercial airports to land at in the world. Our second installment of this week’s series of dangerous airports around the world features Toncontín International Airport which is less than four miles from downtown Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The mountainous terrain creates two challenging factors for commercial pilots. First, the […] More

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    UPDATE: American Airlines Drops Suit Against Internet Provider Gogo

    American Airlines still wants its customers to experience faster in-flight Internet service. Gogo, which currently provides that service, might continue in that role. What won’t happen – for now, at least – is litigation. As reported on, last week AA filed a lawsuit against Gogo but Monday the airline announced it had withdrawn the […] More

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    Roundup: That’ll Leave A Mark – AA Jet Clips SWA Jet During De-Icing

    AA plane hits Southwest plane in taxi way , you would think they have all the room in the world !!!!! — Carlos Salinas (@detroitdreamers) February 17, 2016 De-icing aircraft is a necessary inconvenience. The process at most major airports requires planes to maneuver to reach de-icing equipment and passengers on those planes typically […] More

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