Domestic COVID-19 Testing: A “Crushing” Blow to US Airlines

MIAMI – The Biden administration is “actively looking” at expanding mandatory COVID-19 testing for travelers on US domestic flights, a senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official said on Tuesday. According to Reuters, Dr. Marty Cetron, director for the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at CDC, was asked about whether the administration […]

Nissan combined a camper van with an office pod for the ultimate remote work setup in a concept — see inside

Summary List Placement Digital nomads looking for a tiny office on wheels may have just found their fit with Nissan‘s latest concept. Camper van sales have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, and so have backyard office units. So why not combine the best of both trends into one van-based office pod? That’s exactly what Nissan […]

Austrian Airlines Stores ‘Spirit of Austria’

MIAMI – Austrian Airlines (OS) has sent its youngest long-haul Boeing 777-200ER aircraft to Teruel Airport (TEV), in Spain. One of the six -200ER from the airline was sent to Longterm Storage in TEV, on Monday January 25. ‘Spirit of Austria’, with registration OE-LPD, was built in 2007. After its 14 year run, the type […]

European safety agency gives green light to 737 MAX

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has given its seal of approval for the return to service of a modified version of the Boeing 737 MAX. The approval includes mandating a package of software upgrades, electrical working rework, maintenance checks, operations manual updates, and crew training which will allow the plane to fly safely […]

The Amex Business Platinum card has a $595 annual fee, but if you use these 9 benefits you could get up to $7,000 in value

 Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead Sticky The Business Platinum® Card from American Express is one of the most premium cards available. It’s packed with benefits like airline and shopping credits, upscale travel perks, and bonus points. The $595 annual fee (See Review) is well worth it if you can maximize these benefits each year. […]

This tree house Airbnb in Big Bear, California was a safe and socially distant getaway for my family after months of staying indoors

  Summary List Placement I’ve barely left my home in Los Angeles County over the last year due to COVID-19. I finally took a socially-distant family getaway to a tree house-style Airbnb in Big Bear. The refundable listing cost $400 per night, plus taxes and cleaning fees. Read more: Which is safer: Airbnb or hotels? […]

Boeing Delays 777X EIS to 2023 amid Low Numbers

MIAMI – Boeing has reported a total revenue loss of $15.3bn in the fourth quarter of 2020, delaying the delivery of the first 777X to late 2023, a company press release states today. According to its financial report, the company had major losses in operations (US$8.04bn), and cash flow (US$4bn), as well as a loss […]

Today in Aviation: First Flight of the Convair 880

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the first example of the Model 22 initial production version of the Convair 880 made its maiden flight in 1959. The Convair 880 was an American narrow-body jet airliner manufactured by General Dynamics’ Convair division. By being smaller but quicker, a niche that failed to generate demand, it was intended […]

Flair Airlines Welcomes the Boeing 737 MAX

MIAMI – Flair Airlines (F8) is soon to receive 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, expediting the aggressive plan of the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) to extend its business after the pandemic. “Our efficient new aircraft will provide us the foundation to execute our ULCC [ultra-low-cost-carrier] business model. Hopefully, these planes will enable us to keep fares […]

Deutsche Aircraft: Maximilian Fahr, New Supply Chain Director

MIAMI – For its current project, 328 Design GmbH and Deutsche Aircraft have appointed Maximilian Fahr as Supply Chain Director. Fahr is driving the strategic development and growth of the supply chain activities of the D328eco program towards entry its into service. Deutsche Aircraft D328Eco Photo: Deutsche Aircraft Background on Fahr Fahr has worked in various sectors, […]

EASA: Boeing 737 MAX Safe to Fly

MIAMI – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has today lifted the ban on the Boeing 737 MAX, declaring that the plane is safe and can therefore fly in the bloc again. With a battery of software updates, electrical wiring reworks, maintenance checks, operations manual re-editions and enhanced Pilot training, the MAX is ready […]

Air traffic figures are grim as COVID lockdowns bite

As the rest of the world’s air traffic takes a plunge on new lockdowns China and the US passenger flights continue to climb with the two countries accounting for 47 percent of all air traffic. A new report from the Official Airline Guide (OAG) says that last week “global capacity fell by another two million […]

Alaska Airlines Visa card review: A great bonus and valuable perks for Alaska flyers, and it’s worth considering even if you don’t fly the airline

 Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit CardSummary List Placement Review: Is the Alaska Airlines Visa the best airline credit card for you? Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is widely regarded as one of the most valuable frequent flyer programs — and not just for those who like to fly Alaska Airlines. You can often get […]

ANA to Reduce Large Aircraft Usage by 50%

TOKYO – ANA All Nippon Airways (NH) has today announced it will retire large aircraft operating its domestic routes “ahead of schedule.” The Tokyo-based airline will temporarily utilize small and medium-sized aircraft for these routes instead. The move will reduce both costs accrued from the COVID-19 pandemic and the airline’s impact on the environment. This early […]

Germany Set to Ban All Incoming Air Traffic

MIAMI – The German government is considering applying drastic limitations on incoming foreign travel, citing a similar approach by Israel. The decision would also follow the Belgian government’s move to ban all non-essential travel as of Wednesday, January 27. Horst Seehofer, Germany Interior Minister, told the German newspaper Bild, “The danger posed by numerous virus mutations […]

Airliners are on their own with no air traffic control at a Florida airport for 12 days after FAA staff contracted COVID-19

Summary List Placement The phrases “cleared to land” or “cleared for takeoff” won’t be heard at St Pete-Clearwater International Airport until January 31 as the airport’s control tower was closed earlier this month, even as planes continue to use the Florida airport. The Federal Aviation Administration temporarily shuttered the facility for cleaning after an air […]

Israel Halts All Air Traffic due to COVID-19

MIAMI – Today, the Israeli Government put in immediate effect the halt of all commercial flights to/from the country until the end of the month. On the night of January 25, Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) shuttered to almost all flights due to great concerns over virus mutations. Even though the Jewish country leads the world […]

Eastern Airways to Resume Rennes, Nantes Flights

MIAMI – Eastern Airways (T3) is set to take over French routes previously served by Flybe (BE) with flights to Rennes-Bretagne and Nantes-Atlantique. Rennes-Bretagne Airport (RNS) confirms that flights from the British airline to/from Southampton (SOU) would resume as of April 29 with a three times weekly schedule on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Flights are […]

2 airlines are adding non-stop flights between Kansas City and Tampa for the Super Bowl with fares climbing over $700 one-way

Summary List Placement Super Bowl LV is approaching as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepare to take on Kansas City Chiefs in Tampa, Florida on February 7.  This year’s championship match-up is slated to be unlike any in football history as an ongoing pandemic looms over this year’s venue, Raymond James Stadium. Tickets will be harder […]

American Airlines Adds New Boeing 777 Routes

American Airlines Boeing 777. Photo: Francesco Cecchetti Dallas/Fort Worth to Cancun, Mexico American Airlines has also scheduled a twice-daily Boeing 777-200ER on the Dallas/Fort Worth to Cancun (CUN) route starting March 4 through March 27, 2021: AA1190 – Depart Dallas/Fort Worth at 8:35 AM arrive in Cancun at 12:09 PM AA1001 – Depart Dallas/Fort Worth […]

The best Airbnbs in Colorado

  Summary List Placement Colorado is a scenic year-round destination, but ski season sees its mountain towns truly come alive. Airbnbs across the state are particularly popular during winter months, so it’s best to book early. There are currently no travel restrictions to enter Colorado, but the situation continues to evolve. Read more: Are Airbnbs […]

Rex Airlines to Become a Boeing 737 Operator (+Video)

MIAMI – Rex Airlines (ZL), aka Regional Express, will become a Boeing 737 operator as it enters the competitive domestic market in Australia. The Airline will fly a new domestic route between Sydney and Melbourne with six former Virgin Australia (VA) 176-seat Boeing 737-800NGs from March 1, 2021. The first in the REX fleet, this Boeing 737 […]

Alaska Air Group Releases Q4, 2020 Financial Results

MIAMI – Alaska Air Group (AS) is reporting its financial results today. Reported net loss for the fourth quarter and full-year 2020 under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is US$430m (US$3.47 per diluted share) and US$1.3bn ($10.59 per diluted share). These results compare to the fourth quarter 2019 net income of US$181m (US$1.46 per diluted […]

New External Advisor for Ferrovial Airports US

LONDON – Ferrovial Airports has appointed Lysa Scully, Principal and President, LL Aviation Advisors, as an independent Senior Advisor for its US division. Prior to starting her own advisory firm, Lysa had a distinguished 33-year career as an innovative leader at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Photo: Ferrovial Airports Who is […]

FlyDubai Expands European Network with Malta, Salzburg

MIAMI – FlyDubai (FZ) has announced that Catania and Naples, Italy; Salzburg, Austria; and Malta will be joining its European network from May 2021. The carrier has grown its network to more than 65 destinations as countries continue to gradually lift travel restrictions. With the addition of Catania, Malta, Naples and Salzburg the carrier will […]

The best affordable Airbnbs in Nashville

  Summary List Placement Nashville is loved for its music scene, bustling nightlife, and authentic eateries.  Experts and the CDC note that private Airbnbs are a safer option than hotels right now.  We gathered some of the best cheap Nashville Airbnbs, priced between $82 to $167 per night. Read more: Are Airbnbs safe? We spoke […]

Deutsche Aircraft gives Do 328 a new eco lease on life

Do328Jet. Credit Andreas Spaeth But the concept prevailed, today about 150 aircraft are still in the air, even the US Air Force operates a military special mission version as C-146A Wolfhound, having gone through a remanufacturing process at the original assembly line south of Munich. That is run by a 328 support company founded in […]