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JetBlue to Expand Reach of Mint with Additional Airbus A321 Orders

JetBlue to Expand Reach of Mint with Additional Airbus A321 Orders

JetBlue Airways announced plans on Tuesday to increase the size of the A321 sub-fleet it uses to operate its Mint premium service. The New York-based airline said it is doing so to position itself as the “transcontinental airline of choice” as well as to increase the number of flights offered to the west coast.
The carrier is amending an existing purchase agreement with Airbus to receive five A321ceos equipped for Mint …

Boeing Forecasts Global Need for 617,000 New Pilots As Travel Soars

Boeing Forecasts Global Need for 617,000 New Pilots As Travel Soars

Airlines across the globe will have to hire some 617,000 new pilots over the next two decades to support the increased demand for new planes and travel, according to a new forecast released on Monday by Boeing.
The 2016 edition of its Pilot and Technician Outlook also forecasts 814,000 new cabin crew and 679,000 airline maintenance technicians over the same period. Boeing sees the Asia-Pacific region accounting for some 40% of …

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Amazon Prime: 6 Tips for Getting the Most out of Amazon

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Many of us at FBT regularly use Amazon Prime, a paid membership program that gives customers free two-day shipping on most purchases, access to Prime video and books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
Most people use only a fraction of what’s included in the $99 per year membership price. Therefore, as a public service, we are pleased to show how to get the most out of the service.
Here’s what you need …

Air France Cabin Crew Plan Strike for Mid Week

Air France Cabin Crew Plan Strike for Mid Week

Two unions representing almost half of Air France’s flight attendants announced plans for a strike at the end of the month.
The work action, slated to start July 27, will last until August 2, the two unions, the SNPNC or Syndicat National du Personnel Navigant Commercial and UNSA-PNC. The two represent some 45% of the airline’s cabin crew.
“Our flight schedule operated by Air France is disrupted as of Wednesday, July 27, …

Delta and Port Authority Announce Plan for New Terminal at LaGuardia

Delta and Port Authority Announce Plan for New Terminal at LaGuardia

Delta Air Lines announced sweeping plans to replace its current two terminal buildings at LaGuardia Airport in New York City with a new facility.
The announcement followed approval by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, as part of a new lease agreement to run through 2050. The Port Authority is committing $600 million towards the construction of the new terminal, which will feature 37 …

Delta Unveils $1.9 Billion Relocation and Expansion Project at LAX

Delta Unveils $1.9 Billion Relocation and Expansion Project at LAX

Delta Air Lines announced on Wednesday ambitious plans to relocate and expand its existing operations at Los Angeles International Airport.
The announcement follows the approval of a terminal facilities lease and license by the airport’s governing body, the Board of Commissioners.
“This agreement represents a monumental step forward as we invest billions to make LAX the world-class airport that Angelenos and our visitors expect and deserve,” said the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti.
The …

Southwest Airlines Computer Outage Grounds Fleet Nationwide

Southwest Airlines Computer Outage Grounds Fleet Nationwide

Southwest Airlines flights across the country are not going anywhere at the moment.
Thanks to a widespread computer outage, the Dallas-based carrier reported that most of its flights were grounded while the airline attempts to get its systems back online.
The FAA said that Southwest requested a nationwide ground stop for all departing flights earlier on Wednesday.
“Southwest Airlines began experiencing intermittent performance issues earlier this afternoon with multiple technology systems as a …