Escaping the dinosaur age, no need for 757 MAX, US airline mergers

The hotel industry’s race to escape the dinosaur age You step into your hotel room and you notice that almost everything is antiquated: from the old style alarm clock to the paper room service menu. If you go to independent hotels such as the Aria in Las Vegas, everything in your room uses the latest […]

AA’s 787 routes, tarmac delays at record low, 777 upgrade

American Airlines reveals initial 787 routes American Airlines announced its three initial routes for the airline’s new 787. The 787 will launch between DFW and O’Hare on May 7. It will then start international flights from DFW to Beijing on June 2 and Buenos Aires on June 4. The 787-8 launch happens to coincide with […]

Watch Hulu in hotels? App calculates crash? Boeing delivers up to 900 planes a year

Marriott testing support for guest’s individual Netflix, Hulu, Pandora accounts on in-room TVs At select hotel locations, Marriott is testing a program that would allow its guests to watch Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora accounts on the guestroom TVs. The hotelier is conducting a pilot program at eight hotels in the United States. Guests will be […]

Flight nears supersonic speed, miserable flying, Airbus fills aircraft segment

Transatlantic flight nears supersonic speeds A flight from London Heathrow to New York Kennedy neared supersonic speeds due to strong tail winds. The British Airways Boeing 777-200 made the New York-London route in five hours, 16 minutes last Wednesday, and reached ground speeds of up to 1200 km/h (745 mph), riding a powerful jet stream […]

Most annoying passengers survey, baby born during SWA flight, Boeing to cut 747-8 production

The most annoying types of airline passengers are … We all have our pet peeves when flying on an airplane. The second annual survey, commissioned by Expedia, asked 1,000 American travelers what types of passengers annoy them the most. More than two-thirds of those surveyed — 67 percent — cited the “Rear Seat Kickers” when […]

Boeing’s fastest selling plane, smart luggage, AA to increase LHR service

737 MAX becomes Boeing’s fastest-selling plane ever The Boeing 737 MAX became Boeing’s fastest selling airplane when Monarch Airlines finalized an order for 30 737 MAX 8s. Since being introduced in December, 2011, airlines have ordered the MAX by the hundreds. Here in the U.S., Southwest Airlines has 200 on order, and will be the […]

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 […]