JetBlue and Singapore to codeshare, 787 gets ETOPS certification, ATC towers with charm


JetBlue and Singapore Airlines to launch codeshare operations

Pending regulatory approval, JetBlue and Singapore Airlines plan to launch codeshare operations.

JetBlue and Singapore Airlines have been interline partners since 2011. The expanded partnership would provide customers seamless connections between the two airlines, combining flights on both carriers and easily facilitating one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in. Flights will become available for sale pending regulatory approval.

Under the proposed codeshare, JetBlue customers would have access to five new cities in Europe and Asia, while Singapore Airlines customers would have access to 16 destinations in the U.S.

Boeing 787 receives U.S. approval for expanded flying

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has received approval for extended operations, which means they can fly on longer routes.

The approval, known as ETOPS, will allow airlines to fly routes that are up to 330 minutes, or 5-1/2 hours, away from a landing field, versus the 180-minute, or three-hour, limit in place since the Dreamliner was launched in 2011.

31 air traffic control towers with surprising charm

Aviation buffs will enjoy this gallery of air traffic control towers located throughout the world.

The air traffic control tower is the most important part of any airport, yet it’s also the most unacknowledged. Fliers seldom stop to admire their ethereal beauty and futuristic silhouettes. We’re missing out: These towers are fascinating architectural specimens.

Below you’ll find our tribute to the incredible architectural variety and delicate design of air traffic control towers all over the world.

(Photo: BriYYZ/Flickr Creative Commons)

  • Carchar

    Towers will now be high on my list of tourist sights!