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Ethiopian Airlines Orders 20 Boeing 737 Max 8s

Ethiopian Airlines Orders 20 Boeing 737 Max 8s

Ethiopian Airlines announced an order for 20 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.  The order is valued at over $2.1 billion at list prices, and includes options and purchase rights for an additional 15 Max 8s.
The Boeing 737 Max uses CFM International Leap-1B engines and has new winglets, which provide a 14% improvement in fuel use over other single-aisle aircraft.  The planes also feature the new Boeing Sky Interior, with modern-sculpted …

Lobby Bar – September 5: Inclined to Recline, Admiral Ackbar Visits France, A Six Ton Boxing Match, and What Would Hamlet Do?

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The Lobby Bar – A Deceptively Devious Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Can you top this?  The world’s oldest flight attendant, Robert Reardon, officially retired last week.  While it’s widely assumed that the man was using his job as an excuse for free trips, it’s more likely that Reardon was simply trying to obtain a new world record, which he did by a few months.  Months.  That’s like bidding …

Boeing Predicts China Will Be World’s Largest Plane Market By 2033

Boeing Predicts China Will Be World’s Largest Plane Market By 2033

China will be the largest customer for new planes in the world in the course of the next two decades, according to a Boeing forecast released Thursday, and the country will order more than 6,000 new planes in that timeframe.
Chicago-based Boeing said that Chinese airlines will take delivery of 6,020 jets, or 45% of the total demand for planes in the Asia Pacific region between now and 2033.  Currently, China has …

Boeing Delivers United’s First 787-9

Boeing Delivers United’s First 787-9

United Airlines announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.  The carrier is the first North American airline to take delivery of the high-tech aircraft.
The plane is the first of 26 787-9s that the carrier has on order.
United will configure its 787-9 with 252 seats.  Forty-eight will be in United BusinessFirst, and 204 will be in economy, including 88 Economy Plus, the airline’s premium economy lite section.  …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2014

The Boeing 747 is the world's most recognizable aircraft

Chicago’s Palmer House hotel opened its doors on September 26, 1871, a mere 13 days before the Great Chicago Fire.  The structure did not survive the blaze and had to be rebuilt.  It reopened its doors in 1875.
John Jacob Astor IV’s St. Regis hotel in New York City opened its doors on September 4, 1904.  At the time, Astor also owned half of the Waldorf-Astoria.  It’s known for its iconic …

Boeing Delivers Xiamen Airlines’ First 787 Dreamliner

Boeing Delivers Xiamen Airlines’ First 787 Dreamliner

Xiamen Airlines announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  The carrier is the third Chinese airline to operate the aircraft.
Xiamen plans to use its 787-8 on long-haul routes between China and Europe, North America, and Australia.  The airline currently has a five more 787s on order.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a member of the Boeing 787 family, which also includes the 787-9 and the 787-10. The …

Boeing Delivers Royal Jordanian’s First Dreamliner

Boeing Delivers Royal Jordanian’s First Dreamliner

Royal Jordanian Airlines, the flag carrier of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Wednesday.  The airline follows Qatar Airways as the second carrier in the Middle East to operate a Dreamliner.
Royal Jordanian will configure the aircraft with 24 seats in business class and 246 seats in economy class.  The plane will also have LED mood lighting, larger windows and overhead …