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US curbs on Middle East carriers continue to backfire

US curbs on Middle East carriers continue to backfire

Ben SandilandsApr 25, 20171 Comment

The Trump administrations pandering to anti Middle East carrier lobbying hasn't stopped Etihad and now Qatar Airways from growing their US routes

Cassini space probe puts Earth in perspective from between Saturn's rings

Cassini space probe puts Earth in perspective from between Saturn's rings

Ben SandilandsApr 23, 201713 Comments

One last glimpse, between Saturn's rings, of home planet Earth for the epic Cassini space mission

Revised MH370 wreckage drift analysis adds pressure for renewed search

Revised MH370 wreckage drift analysis adds pressure for renewed search

Ben SandilandsApr 21, 201729 Comments

The ATSB has just published a CSIRO report that makes the political decision to suspend the MH370 search highly questionable

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Etihad says it has growing US demand despite personal device ban

Etihad says it has growing US demand despite personal device ban

Ben SandilandsApr 21, 201721 Comments

Etihad seems to be doing much better in the US market despite the Trump bans on passenger carried electronic devices on some ME routes

Emirates trims US flights, what could it trim next?

Emirates trims US flights, what could it trim next?

Ben SandilandsApr 20, 201720 Comments

The madness in America in relation to only those lithium ion batteries used on major ME carriers is starting to hurt a big Boeing customer

What would you pay for a restoration of airline quality?

What would you pay for a restoration of airline quality?

Ben SandilandsApr 17, 201714 Comments

Is 'sweating the asset' and screwing the customer really the way to lift airline profits?

Is it true Sydney Airport can't afford to screw 2nd airport users?

Is it true Sydney Airport can't afford to screw 2nd airport users?

Ben SandilandsApr 15, 201712 Comments

The dream of a Sydney with two large airports competing on car parking and passenger user charges might just be about to come true

Boeing's MAX family is a day, and a month, away from key developments

Boeing's MAX family is a day, and a month, away from key developments

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 20174 Comments

Two key days are about to round out the Boeing's 737 MAX Family

REX had no chance of detecting fault in prop that flew off

REX had no chance of detecting fault in prop that flew off

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 201714 Comments

ATSB finds hitherto unknown dangerous part failure in REX flight that suddenly lost a prop

Qantas stick-shaker incident near Hong Kong rated 'serious'

Qantas stick-shaker incident near Hong Kong rated 'serious'

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 201716 Comments

Approaches and landings at Hong Kong airport are often bumpy, but this one crossed a red line

Troubles persist for 'revolutionary' GTF engine vital for new tech jets

Troubles persist for 'revolutionary' GTF engine vital for new tech jets

Ben SandilandsApr 12, 201716 Comments

The triumph of marketing over reality in terms of new engine technology is starting to hurt badly

US airline regulator hid Trump battery edict safety risks from the public

Ben SandilandsApr 11, 201718 Comments

Document suggests the FAA took more care to cover up Trump's bad battery policy than expose heightened passenger endangerment

United drags protesting passenger off overbooked flight

United drags protesting passenger off overbooked flight

Ben SandilandsApr 11, 201736 Comments

Few if any of us are going to have a boarding experience like this with our flights this month

A difficult quest for Sydney-London non-stops comes closer to reality

A difficult quest for Sydney-London non-stops comes closer to reality

Ben SandilandsApr 9, 201719 Comments

Unless Qantas changes its ways, that flying kangaroo logo may need to be adjusted to one with tightly crossed legs

Air NZ defies trend, gives passengers wider seats

Air NZ defies trend, gives passengers wider seats

Ben SandilandsApr 7, 20173 Comments

If you've ever been sandwiched between NZ sports stars crossing the Tasman, there is hope the crush will soon be over

Airbus plays the wider seat card with higher capacity A380s

Airbus plays the wider seat card with higher capacity A380s

Ben SandilandsApr 6, 201719 Comments

To crudely borrow from fashion media terminology Airbus says your bum will look better in an A380

Melbourne-Los Angeles becomes a route where A380s don't rule

Melbourne-Los Angeles becomes a route where A380s don't rule

Ben SandilandsApr 5, 20179 Comments

Virgin Australia throws everything at Qantas on the Melbourne-Los Angeles route

Boeing has Gateways to Deep Space in its visions of future Space Industries

Boeing has Gateways to Deep Space in its visions of future Space Industries

Ben SandilandsApr 4, 20172 Comments

Many worlds, but one Gateway to bind them all, coming to Our Space, from Boeing

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