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Wings for Autism at Boston Logan Airport … Wow … Just WOW!

Earlier this week, on the 3rd of April, I wrote about JetBlue’s Wings for Autism program at Boston Logan Airport being held today, the 6th of April.  As the father of a child with autism, as well as a frequent flyer, I can honestly say I have long since been worried about flying with my…

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Reader Mail : Do All Planes Board From The Left Side?

Today’s reader mail comes from James O’Connor, in Glasgow, Scotland. James asks, ” I have just realized that I always board my flights from the front left door. Do all planes board from the left side? If so, is there a rationale for this?”   James, the answer is “mostly yes.”  Today all commercial airliners…

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OK … Back To Work …

Before I dive back in and flip the ‘on-switch’ again to get going, I’d first like to thank all you folks who dropped me an email, Tweeted me or found me on Facebook to ask if I was OK.   Your concern was very much appreciated … however I simply took a break to step back…

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Afriqiyah Airways, Still Grounded But Buying Planes & Announcing Routes

Libya’s Afriqiyah Airways has been grounded since the 17th of March 2011, when a United Nations mandated No Fly Zone went into effect at the start of the nation’s civil war. Now after a year on the ground, the airline remains flightless while its counterpart, Libyan Arab Airlines, has returned to flying.   Despite the…

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Yet Again Iran Air Modernizes Its Fleet Despite Sanctions

Iran Air has masterfully kept an aging fleet in the air, despite economic and politics sanctions that prohibit the airline from dealing directly with Boeing and Airbus to maintain and update their aircraft.   With strict sanctions in place, Iran Air has previously found ways to update its fleet, most recently in October 2010 when…

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Boston, The First American City To Get 787 Service, Sees It For The First Time

Yesterday morning, just after 9:00am, the air was chilly in Boston, but there was a sense of anticipation in the air. At first glance the profile of the aircraft approaching Boston Logan International Airport’s Runway 22L could have been nearly any aircraft, possibly a Boeing 767 or even an Airbus A330, but as the aircraft…

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Iran Air To Be Privatized In The Next Few Weeks

In August 2011 Iran Air began focusing on privatization to create a corporate structure allowing the airline to skirt U.S. economic sanctions.   While Iran Air has brilliantly maneuvered around sanctions, since they went into place in 1979, the airline has been placed in an extremely tough situation since the 1995 implementation of Total Embargo…

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Debunking “Striking Multiple Exposure Shot of Takeoffs at Hannover Airport”

For the past few months on a nearly daily basis the same image appears somewhere in my Twitterstream, Facebook Wall, Google + feed or in my email box … often more than once a day. The photo is a beautiful image of dozens of aircraft lifting off from Runway 27L at Germany’s Hannover-Langenhagen Airport. The…

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New York’s Hometown Airline Flies A Red Sox Tail

This past Friday New York’s Hometown Airline, JetBlue unveiled its latest aircraft paint scheme … that of the Boston Red Sox.   JetBlue, the largest airline at Boston’s Logan International Airport and Official Airline of the Boston Red Sox, revealed the new Red Sox livery just two days before Truck Day at Fenway Park ,…

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Libya Set To Return Airlines To The Skies

Nearly a year ago a revolution was set in motion in Libya, grounding the nation’s two primary airlines, Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines.  At the time the Libyan Uprising began on the 15th of February 2011 Afriqiyah Airwaysand Libyan Airlines were two years into a planned merger … now three months following the end of…

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