In search of premium: PaxEx Update (2019-08-23)

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

Where are the premium passengers at? United and Qantas are both pushing new projects that aim to deliver a compelling product and collect those higher yields. Plus a new inflight wifi solution hits an installation milestone and more!
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In search of premium: PaxEx Update (2019-08-23)

Written by Seth Miller @ PaxEx.Aero

Where are the premium passengers at? United and Qantas are both pushing new projects that aim to deliver a compelling product and collect those higher yields. Plus a new inflight wifi solution hits an installation milestone and more!
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Qantas to Operate 19-Hour Test Flights From New York and London to Sydney

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

Australian flag carrier Qantas is moving one step closer to its goal of operating the world’s first commercial nonstop flights from both London (LHR) and New York (JFK) to Sydney (SYD). The carrier announced on Thursday that it was set to commence three test flights on these routes — albeit, without paying passengers. Qantas is …

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Your Next Flight on United Airlines’ Largest Boeing 787 Dreamliner May Be a Bit Quicker

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

United Airlines may get you to your destination a little sooner next time you fly on its largest Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The US Federal Aviation Administration has authorized the Chicago-based carrier to fly the 787-10 up to 240 minutes from the nearest diversion airport, otherwise known as 240-minute ETOPS or Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards. …

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Boeing Has Flown Nearly 500 Test Flights With New Software Fix

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Boeing has conducted nearly 500 Boeing 737 MAX test flights to evaluate the latest software update that the jetmaker hopes will allow the plane to fly again. That’s according to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who spoke Monday at the Global Business Travel Association conference in Chicago. Muilenburg said he had personally flown on two of …

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Boeing Confirms Its Updated 777X Widebody Won’t Fly Until Next Year

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Boeing’s update to the venerable 777 will not fly until “early 2020,” said the company’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg. The 777-9 aircraft, which was due to fly this year, is delayed due to issues with the GE Aviation GE9X engines, he said during the Chicago-based airframer’s second quarter earnings presentation on July 24. “The airplane side of …

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President Trump Doesn’t Side with US Airlines During White House Meeting

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

The top executives at the major US airlines did not receive the outcome they had hoped for following a closed-door White House meeting with US President Donald Trump and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker on July 18. According to reports from CNBC and Business Insider, President Trump did not side with US airline executives on …

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Beyond the Boeing MAX: A Brief History of Aircraft Groundings

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

The current grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX has stretched for months already, and airlines like American, United and Southwest continue to push back the date they expect these planes to be carrying passengers again. While Boeing says it’s confident that it can resolve the problem with the aircraft’s MCAS, the suspected root of the …

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No, Your Phone Doesn’t Pose A Safety Risk to the Boeing 777 or 737

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Earlier this week, a series of troubling headlines surfaced claiming that passenger cell phones posed a safety risk to the Boeing 777 and Boeing 737. That story was originally reported by Bloomberg, accompanied by the following headline: “Cellphones a Flight Risk? Could Be on Some Boeing Jets.” This is a scare mongering headline. It’s a many …

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PaxEx Update: 19 July 2019

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

United Airlines has new seating plans for its 787s, EgyptAir has a sleek looking new A220 and OneWeb has connectivity in space. Plus a big financial hit for Boeing and a soft-launch for IAG.
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