Boeing and inspectors have discovered micro-cracks on some Boeing 787-800 and 900 Dreamliners in shear-ties of wing ribs at its assembly plants in Washington state and in South Carolina.  Despite the discovery and repair needed, Boeing said it does not expect any delays of the 110 Dreamliner due for...
Phoenix, AZ - As previously reported here at TFNJ, rumors of U.S. Airways acquiring American Airlines are starting to increase and a recent spat of domain name purchases using the two companies combined name by an unknown entity could suggest the merger is a done deal. On Jan, 20th, we reported...
Lufthansa flight attendants have walked out on strike at 5:00 am local Berlin time (10:00 pm EST), making good on their threat over a 13-month wage dispute with the airline. The airline has not officially announced how many flights have been affected by the strike but some reports say...
In an effort to reduce the risk of midair collisions, new air traffic control procedures have begun at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. This change was prompted by a pair of near missed at the airport in 2011, in which planes came within a few hundred feet of each other...
Denver, CO - United, Southwest, and Frontier may benefit from a 20% increased interest in flights to Denver since the state legalized recreational marijuana, which when into effect at the start of the year. Each of those airlines has a hub at Denver or operate a large number of flights...
We've all seen horror stories of having to be on hold for long periods of time after being told someone will be right with you or being annoyed by having to call some central call center that barely speaks your language. Maybe you have had a bad experience yourself? Well,...
Chicago, IL - United is cutting departure capacity at Washington, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles, averaging 5%, but as high as 17% at its Denver hub. However, that can be a bit misleading for Denver; some of the cuts are because the carrier is shifting capacity to the Continental side, and...
As Libya slowly disintegrates from within by various Muslim factions, security officials have been put on alert after several commercial jets went missing in inside Libya. U.S. officials have quietly been distributing warnings of possible suicide attacks on 9/11 using one or more of the missing jets. According to some...
Russia has denied European airlines overflight routes from Europe to Asia as part of its retaliation to the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, ETS, for carbon emissions. This move makes Russia the latest in a long line of countries enacting retaliatory measures or considering such, 30 nations have joined...
Starting October 1, the Emirate Airlines will be service into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with its super-jumbo Airbus A380, which will increase the seating availability from 266 on its current Boeing 777-200LR to 489 seats, an 84% increase. Until now, the largest airplanes to have regularly scheduled commercial service into...