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Reader Mail: Explain How Airlines Come Up With Flight Numbers

Just before my Hurricane and Nor’easter induced break from Flying With Fish I received an email from Tim Wesolek asking, “can you [please] explain how airlines come up with flight numbers?”   Well Tim, there is no straightforward answer, but I will do my best.   For starters, some airlines have historical flight numbers, such…

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IATA Forgoes Neutrality & Takes Sides In US vs Iran

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a neutral worldwide airline trade association, founded in 1945, representing more than 90% of the world’s scheduled international airlines flying from nearly 150 countries.   Historically IATA has stayed out of politics as its members include airlines from every conceivable political background, including North Korea’s Air Koryo and Syria’s…

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Air Zimbabwe Backtracks & Claims It Never Purchased Airbus A340s

For more than a year there has been speculation and doubt regarding Air Zimbabwe’s claims that the airline has acquired two Airbus A340 long haul aircraft.   As Air Zimbabwe continued to discuss the acquisition of the Airbus A340 aircraft over the past year, there were cracks in the story, such as the variant of…

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Aztec Barcodes and Aviation Security

A week ago I wrote TSA’s 25,000 Security Lapses & How They Can Be Reduced and referenced the use of Aztec barcodes as a security feature stating “TSA has not worked with airlines to implement these impossible to forge barcodes.”   I received a few comments and emails stating Aztec barcodes could be forged.  Some…

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Air Zimbabwe Plane Repo’d & IATA Halts Ticket Sales

Earlier this month I wrote about the troubles of the beleaguered Air Zimbabwe in this post – Air Zimbabwe Skirts Sanctions Narrowly Flying By.   While it may seem as if things could not get much worse for the airline, they have.   Last week, the troubled Air Zimbabwe’s problems took a turn worse as…

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Egyptair Rationalizes Israel Route Map Omission

Yesterday on Flying With Fish I wrote about Egyptair’s new route map leaving Tel Aviv blank on its route map, despite the airline flying there in this post – Politics & Airline Route Maps … Egyptair Omits Israel This morning Egyptair sent me two messages via Twitter regarding this omission.  The first Tweet from @FlyEgyptair…

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Air Cargo Security Scares From Yemen, Shows Of Political Force & Real Potential Scenarios

As news unfolded earlier today that multiple packages with explosives made their way from Yemen to Dubai International Airport, in the UAE, and East Midland Airport, in the UK, air cargo security is once again moving to the forefront of the news. I won’t rehash the basics of this developing news story, what I will…

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Reader Mail : What Are Some Funny & Odd Airport Codes?

Airport codes, every commercial airport has a three letter airport code … and this week’s reader mail, from Dane in Philadelphia, asks “I know with all the possible three letter airport code combinations there must be some funny or odd airport codes. Do you know of any that make passengers chuckle?” Well Dane … as…

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Fearful Of Mexicana Shutting Down? Call Cranky Concierge

In the past few days I have received a few e-mail from people flying with Mexicana Airlines, or connecting to Mexicana flights as the airline goes through a very public financial situation. I understand the fears of flying with an airline that has had some of its aircraft repossessed as well as flying with an…

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The ‘You Might Be An Airline Geek If…’ Quiz

Summer is in the air, the sun is shining, some airlines are doing well and others are on strike … so I figured this might be a good time to interject some humour into Flying With Fish. To completely rip off a comedy concept by Jeff Foxworthy, this post is all about “You might be…

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