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Great Moments in Travel History – February 2022

February is the shortest month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and has 28 days in common years – that is years with 365 days – and 29 days in leap years, such the year 2020.  It is also the month of love, as Valentine’s Day falls exactly in the middle of the month.
The month’s name, February, is a divisive issue when it comes to pronunciation, …

Delta Orders 30 A321neo Planes from Airbus

Delta Orders 30 A321neo Planes from Airbus

Delta said Tuesday that it had ordered 30 additional A321neo jets from Airbus.
The move comes as the carrier continues to upgrade its fleet as it prepares for a continued rebound in travel.
“Adding these aircraft strengthens Delta’s commitment to replacing older fleets with more sustainable, fuel-efficient jets,” said the airline’s senior vice president in charge of its fleet, Mahendra Nair.
Delta’s orders for A321neos total 155. All are powered by Pratt & …

United Airlines Places Largest Aircraft Order in its History with ‘United Next’ Initiative

United Airlines Places Largest Aircraft Order in its History with ‘United Next’ Initiative

United Airlines announced its largest aircraft order ever, adding 270 Boeing and Airbus single-aisle aircraft to its fleet as part of its new “United Next” initiative.
The Chicago-based airline said Tuesday that it has ordered 200 Boeing 737 Max jets and 70 larger Airbus A321neos. The deal is valued at more than $30 billion at list prices before customary discounts.
“Our ‘United Next’ vision will revolutionize the experience of flying United as …

Coronavirus News Update – June 22: Over 150 Million Fully vaccinated in U.S., Death Toll in India Crosses 30 Million Mark

Coronavirus News Update – June 22: Over 150 Million Fully vaccinated in U.S., Death Toll in India Crosses 30 Million Mark

As of Tuesday morning, the world has recorded 179.6 million Covid-19 cases and has seen over 3.89 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such information. In addition, over 164.94million people worldwide have recovered from the virus.
In the United States, the death toll, which last week crossed the 600,000 mark, is now 617,483.  Since the start of the pandemic the country has recorded over 34.42 million individual cases, a …

United Could Order 100 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft, 100 Airbus A321neo

United Could Order 100 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft, 100 Airbus A321neo

United Airlines is reportedly in talks to purchase 200 single-aisle aircraft in an order split between Airbus and Boeing.
If confirmed, the deal would include at least 100 168-seat Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliners and up to 100 of the 200-seat A321neo aircraft, according to multiple media reports.
The negotiations with Boeing were first reported by Bloomberg, which said that the airline wants to upgrade its fleet at a time when travel …

Delta Orders 25 Additional Airbus A321neo Jetliners

Delta Orders 25 Additional Airbus A321neo Jetliners

Delta Air Lines said Thursday it would order 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The new order is in addition to the airline’s 2017 order for 100 of the same plane.
The order calls for the A321s to be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW100G-JM engines.  It also includes an option for 25 additional ones.
The Atlanta-based airline said it would use the to accelerate the retirement of older aircraft and reduce its carbon …

American Airlines to Offer New Premium Transcon Service to Orange County from JFK

American Airlines to Offer New Premium Transcon Service to Orange County from JFK

American Airlines announced plans to offer premium transcon service between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.
The airline will operate the new service using its Airbus A321T subfleet.
The A321T has ten suites in the first-class cabin, 20 lie-flat seats in business, 36 seats in its premium economy lite section, and 36 seats in coach.
In first, the ten fully lie-flat seats are …