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5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 19, 2014

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As another weekend arrives, we bring to your attention once again the most important news and features of the past week.  Here are five must-read stories that will capture your interest.
1.) Jonathan Spira stayed at Claridge’s in London, where he enjoyed an elegant Art Deco room, around-the-clock butler service, and a delicious dinner of truffled Cornish lobster risotto.  He was very impressed by the hotel’s beautiful décor and attentive service.
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FBI: Passenger Threatened to Kill Flight Attendants, Blow Up Plane on BA Flight to Los Angeles

FBI: Passenger Threatened to Kill Flight Attendants, Blow Up Plane on BA Flight to Los Angeles

A Hawaiian man on a flight earlier this week from London to Los Angeles threatened to kill several flight attendants and blow up the plane, according to federal agents.
The FBI charged Kevin Lee Mosele, a 20-year-old man from Hawaii, with interfering with a flight crew on a British Airways flight.  Mosele was said to have been intoxicated, and caused numerous disturbances and issued several threats before eventually being restrained while …

Air Lease Becomes Launch Customer of Airbus A330neo

Air Lease Becomes Launch Customer of Airbus A330neo

Airbus announced that Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corporation will be the initial launch customer for the upgraded A330neo wide-body aircraft on Monday.
Air Lease said it had signed a memorandum of understanding for 25 A330neo planes as well as for 60 of the narrow-body A321neo jets.
“When a leading lessor, ALC, is the first to sign up for a new aircraft, it’s a loud and clear signal that you’ve got it right, …

What You Read in the First Half of 2014

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As we pass the year’s midway point, let’s look back at the most popular news and features we brought you in the first six months of 2014.  From surveys and flight reviews to new regulations on mobile device use in the cockpit, here are the articles that caught our readers’ attention.
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1.)       American Quietly Retires Last Boeing 767-200.  The airline’s last two 767s in service enjoyed a well-earned retirement …

Hawaiian Airlines to Expand Los Angeles-Hawaii Service

Hawaiian Airlines to Expand Los Angeles-Hawaii Service

Hawaiian Airlines announced it will begin additional non-stop flights between Los Angeles and two destinations in Hawaii this winter. The new flights will operate using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
On November 20, the airline will launch a second flight between Los Angeles and Kahului, located on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Flights will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 1:30 p.m. and arrive at Kahului Airport at 5:10 p.m., while flights from …

Norwegian Launches Three New Routes from London to United States

Norwegian Launches Three New Routes from London to United States

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced the start of new service from London Gatwick to three American cities last week.
The airline now offers twice-weekly service from the London airport to both Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with London-Los Angeles flights operating on Wednesdays and Sundays, and London-Fort Lauderdale flights operating on Mondays and Fridays.   The carrier also began thrice-weekly service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, with flights operating …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 5, 2014

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As you enjoy your Independence Day holiday weekend, be sure to catch up on some the most notable news and features from the past week. Here are five stories that you will not want to miss.
1.) Christian Stampfer reviews Air Berlin Flight 7430 from Düsseldorf to Los Angeles, during which he traveled in business class. He enjoyed the airline’s comfortable new lie-flat seats and a tasty dinner, but reported that …