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Theft of Aircraft in Seattle-Tacoma Raises Serious Security Questions

A more complete story of how a Horizon Air employee was able to steal, fly, and subsequently crash an aircraft taken from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Friday evening is beginning to emerge as details come to light.
Richard B. Russell flew a Bombardier Dash 8 – Q400 turboprop plane for almost an hour over Puget Sound, even performing aerobatics, until it crashed on Ketron Island, off the shore of Steilacoom. Mr. Russell, …

8 Tips to Avoid Long Lines at Airports When Traveling Abroad

Perhaps the only downside of travel is the need to wait on lines. Lines for the security checkpoint, lines for customs, lines for duty-free shops. While we can’t help with the line at duty free, here are some new tips that will speed you through the airport both upon departure and arrival in multiple countries from Australia to New Zealand as well as in the United States.
1.) Mobile Passport App
Mobile …

Airbus, Boeing (Once Again) Raise 20-Year Market Forecasts for Passenger Jets

The world’s two largest airplane manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, both raised their forecasts for aircraft deliveries over the next two decades as the Farnborough International Airshow gets underway.
Airbus, in its 20-year market forecast, said over 37,400 planes would be delivered in that period, with a value of $5.8 trillion, a 7% increase over last year’s forecast.
Boeing sees an even bigger market, however. In its annual 20-year outlook, the Chicago-based company …

New Study Shows What Frequent Flyers Value in an Airline

Today’s passengers value seat comfort above anything else, in a time when even top airlines are cutting back on legroom and personal space on aircraft, according to a new study of frequent travelers.
The GlobeRunner Insights Air Travel 2018 study also found that, despite the promise, in-flight Wi-Fi was deemed one of the least important of the criteria when choosing an airline or flight.
“Frequent flyers continue to value personal …

The Five Worst Days to Travel in 2018

Traffic getting to the airport was miserable, the security checkpoint line was out the door, and stress levels were high. But when traveling during the holidays, what’s the alternative?
Now that we’ve kicked off summer with the busy Memorial Day holiday, here are the five days to avoid flying on and to stay off the roads for the remainder of 2018.
June 29
The 4th of July comes on a Wednesday this year …

JFK Opens New Emergency Operations Center After Paralyzing January Storm

John F. Kennedy International Airport, which was paralyzed for days after the “bomb cyclone” Nor’easter on January 4, unveiled an Emergency Operations Center, or EOC, that will coordinate operations during bad weather events and other emergency situations.
The airport, which is unique in that it has six completely separate terminals, operated by six independent entities, each with a great deal of autonomy, created the EOC after an independent study …

United Opens Third Polaris Lounge

United Airlines opened its third Polaris Lounge, this one at Newark Liberty International Airport, on Thursday.
The Chicago-based airline originally planned to open it this summer. It opened its second Polaris Lounge, that one at San Francisco International Airport, on April 30.
Like other Polaris Lounges, this one is open only to Polaris-ticketed customers. United says that the Newark lounge embraces “the energy” of the New York metropolitan area, which includes Newark, …