AA to launch 787 service, Eastern gets ready to fly, New Orleans makes a comeback

American Airlines to launch Dreamliner service American Airlines is ready to launch Dreamliner service starting Thursday, May 7. American will begin temporary domestic flights between Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, near its Ft. Worth, Texas, headquarters, and Chicago O’Hare International Airport on May 7 before launching regular international 787 service in June, as the company previously […]

SkyMall goes bankrupt, AA gets its first Dreamliner, double bomb threats

SkyMall files for bankruptcy The company behind SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy, seeking to sell its assets. The company, which started in 1989, fully suspended its retail catalog operation Jan. 16, and laid off 47 of its 137 employees, according to court papers. SkyMall’s parent company Xhibit Corp. , which acquired the business in 2013, […]

Most epic safety video, Atlanta Park’n’Fly, Boeing keeps losing money on 787s

Air New Zealand’s ‘epic’ last-ever Hobbit safety video Air New Zealand has just released its latest (and last) safety video featuring characters from The Hobbit trilogy. The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made was directed by NZ filmmaker Taika Waititi with cameos from The Hobbit Trilogy director Sir Peter Jackson, Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard […]

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. […]

What we’re reading: Attorneys general probing US/AA merger, FAA probes close call involving Spirit Air, United ups 787 order

State attorneys general probing American-US Air deal A group of 19 attorneys general are joining the Department of Justice to look into the merger between US Airways and American Airlines. Some of the states involved worry that they will lose a hub because of the planned transaction, which would create the world’s largest airline, while […]