Pilots Concerned About the Boeing 787’s Firefighting System Malfunctioning

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

Aircraft fleet woes continue for Boeing, with the Guardian citing unnamed pilots who have voiced concern over the safety of the 787 Dreamliner after learning that an engine firefighting system has the potential to malfunction. On Feb. 19, 2019, the FAA issued an airworthiness directive (AD) based on reports of the warpage of internal engine fire handle components on …

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American Airlines CEO: Boeing 737 MAX Likely to Fly Again By Fall

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said he expects the Federal Aviation Administration to allow Boeing 737 MAX jets to return to service by mid-August, though the airline is keeping the plane off its schedule until Sept. 3. “We wouldn’t be selling seats today unless we believed it was a highly likely possibility,” that the planes …

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American Airlines Extends Cancellation of Boeing 737 MAX Flights Through September 3

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

American Airlines announced on Sunday that it will extend the cancellation of all Boeing 737 MAX flights through September 3, 2019. Previously, American’s flight cancellations were set to run through August 19. The grounding of the MAX has led to American canceling around 115 flights daily, which will now continue through the September 3 date. …

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Could American Airlines Replace Boeing 757s With New Airbus A321 Model?

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Could American Airlines turn to Airbus and a proposed long-range version of the Airbus A321 to replace the aging 34 Boeing 757-200 jets in its fleet? That’s the suggestion from Bloomberg News, which cites unnamed “people familiar with the matter” in reporting that American is considering such a move. Airbus has not formally launched the …

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Aeromexico Adds Free In-Flight Messaging on Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Passengers traveling on long-haul flights operated by Aeromexico will now be able to stay connected in flight, free of charge. Aeromexico, Mexico’s largest airline, recently expanded its free in-flight messaging service to its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. With the introduction of free in-flight messaging to the 787, passengers traveling on all Aeromexico widebodies and …

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How to Tell If You’re Flying on a Boeing 737NG

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has identified more than 300 Boeing 737 aircraft that require inspection over concerns about “improper manufacturing” components in the planes’ wings, as the leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured. A total of 312 Boeing jets worldwide have so far been identified — 133 737NGs, which stands for …

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FAA: More Than 300 Boeing 737s May Have ‘Suspect Parts,’ Inspections Loom

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the globe will soon be asked to inspect more than 300 Boeing 737 aircraft over concerns about “improper manufacturing” for components in the planes’ wings, the US Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. “Boeing has informed the FAA that certain 737NG and 737MAX leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured and may …

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Air New Zealand Eying Nonstop Auckland to New York Route, New Class of Service

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has reaffirmed that he is looking to add nonstop service between Auckland and New York. Per FlightGlobal, he recently stated that one of the airline’s big ambitions “is to land a flight from Auckland to New York,” noting that Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner would likely be the aircraft of …

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Air New Zealand Replacing 777 Aircraft With Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Air New Zealand announced that the airline has placed an order for 8 of Boeing’s largest 787 Dreamliners, the 787-10. The airline currently operates the slightly smaller Boeing 787-9 as well as the Boeing 777-200ER and 777-300ER. The Boeing 777-200ER will ultimately be replaced by the 8 Boeing 787-10s ordered by Air New Zealand. (For …

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Why Airlines Work With Regional Carriers

Written by Sid Lipsey @ The Points Guy

Thanks to years of conditioning and countless dollars spent on national ad campaigns, we know the names of the largest airlines (like Southwest, American, United and Delta) by heart. The 65 or so smaller regional airlines in the United States don’t carry that same name recognition, but they do carry a large share of the …

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