The 737 MAX mess: A timeline of how we got here

Written by Sid Lipsey @ The Points Guy

The epic run of bad news for the troubled Boeing 737 MAX aircraft continues. On Friday, Reuters and the New York Times reported that a Boeing pilot found problems with a critical flight system two years before a pair of fatal crashes forced a worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX. 346 people died in …

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Sunrise Stretch: PaxEx Update 2019-10-18

Written by Seth Miller @ PaxEx.Aero

The beginnings of Project Sunrise and extra leg room for the Kiwis. Plus more wifi (maybe) coming in China and another loyalty top tier moves further away.
Get these stories and more in this week’s PaxEx Update.
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Swiss Airbus A220s returning to service a day after grounding

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

Swiss International Air Lines’ fleet of Airbus A220s are returning to service Wednesday, marking progress for the carrier after it grounded all of the planes a day earlier. The airline’s A220s have suffered engine reliability issues and were grounded for inspections, which began Tuesday. Swiss currently operates 29 of the aircraft. “On Tuesday afternoon and …

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Turkish Airlines launching flights to Vancouver

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines announced it will launch regular flights to Vancouver, Canada in a statement posted on the Public Disclosure Platform on Tuesday. Turkish Airlines was founded in 1933 with five aircraft in its fleet. Now they have over 340 aircraft, including passenger and cargo planes. Last year, the company carried 75.2 […]

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Which Business Class is best? Singapore Airlines vs American Airlines

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Singapore. The airline originated as a part of Malayan Airways Limited in 1947. Following the forming of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963 the airline changed its name to Malaysian Airways. Singapore was set on developing international flying routs while Malaysia wanted to keep it […]

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Swiss grounds Airbus A220 fleet, cancels ‘numerous’ flights

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

Swiss International Air Lines has grounded its fleet of 29 Airbus A220 jets for “extensive” engine examinations, resulting in dozens of cancellations on the carrier’s European routes. Swiss grounded the fleet Tuesday after one of its A220s flying from Geneva, Switzerland, to London diverted to Paris after suffering an engine issue en route. Bloomberg News …

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Airbus A220 picks up another new airline customer

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

The Airbus A220 has become a popular choice for travelers and now airlines seem to be slowly coming around on the jet. Tiny carrier Air Austral became the latest to order the A220, announcing Monday that it had placed a firm order for three A220-300s. Airbus says the deal makes Air Austral the first airline …

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Delta announces more A350 service to Amsterdam

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

Delta Air Lines is growing its Airbus A350 fleet, and while the carrier is mostly sending its new flagship to Asia, it’s also putting it on more European routes. Beginning in 2020, Delta will fly A350s from Minneapolis and Atlanta to Amsterdam. Those services are currently operated by A330s and Boeing 777s. The equipment shuffling …

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First look inside Air France’s Airbus A350

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

On Friday, Air France became the latest carrier to take delivery of an Airbus A350-900. The carrier has 28 of the aircraft on order, which it expects to complete delivery of by the end of 2025. The exterior of the aircraft is painted in traditional Air France livery, though with some added elements. The carrier …

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Air France takes delivery of its first Airbus A350

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Air France has become the latest airline to take delivery of the Airbus A350. The carrier took delivery of its first A350-900 — the shorter of the two A350 variants — on Friday from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France. That makes Air France the only airline in the world, together with Lufthansa, to have …

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Qantas’ first refurbished Airbus A380 to enter service next week

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

Qantas has been working on refurbishing the interiors of its 12 Airbus A380 aircraft. Now, the first updated A380 will begin operating Qantas’ flagship LondonHeathrow to Sydney route via Singapore, starting next week. As previously reported by TPG, the refurbishment means a big upgrade for business-class passengers who are used to an older-generation Skybed MK2 …

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Virgin Atlantic delays Airbus A340 retirement due to Boeing 787 parts shortage

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Virgin Atlantic’s five Airbus A340-600s won’t be exiting the airline’s fleet at the end of October after all. According to Flightglobal, Virgin Atlantic is being forced to prolong Airbus A340 operations as a result of a parts shortage involving the A340’s replacement, the Boeing 787. The Airbus A340-600 was originally slated to operate its final …

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