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Boeing Grounds Some Dreamliners After Manufacturing Defect is Found

Boeing Grounds Some Dreamliners After Manufacturing Defect is Found

Boeing said it has grounded eight of its high-tech 787 Dreamliners after finding a manufacturing issue.  The wide-body airliner is one of the company’s most successful products, despite a highly publicized grounding of the fleet over a battery issue in 2013.
The eight planes will be inspected and repaired. The issue relates to how parts of the fuselage were joined together, the company said in a statement.
“Boeing has identified two distinct …

The Decade’s Biggest Travel News Stories

Frequent Business Traveler and The Travelist reporters produced over 20,000 news stories and features in the 2010s, fulfilling our mission to be the most trusted source in travel journalism.
Whether you agree that the decade will end in a matter of days or has one more year to go, here are ten stories that nonetheless had a significant impact on travel during the past ten years.

 
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American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Daily Service to Tel Aviv

American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Daily Service to Tel Aviv

American Airlines is putting Israel back on its destination map with non-stop daily service to Tel Aviv from its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport starting September 9.

The Fort Worth-based carrier discontinued service to Tel Aviv in 2016 although that route was from Philadelphia, and had been inherited from US Airways in the merger.

The airline will operate the flights using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  American’s 787-9 Dreamliners have 30 seats …

British Airways to Launch 787-10 Dreamliner with Non-Stop Service from London to Atlanta

British Airways to Launch 787-10 Dreamliner with Non-Stop Service from London to Atlanta

British Airways announced that the first route for its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft will be London-Atlanta.
The Dreamliner service will commence next February; the airline expects to take delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliners in January.
“The delivery of our first 787-10 aircraft marks another significant milestone in our £6.5bn customer investment plan,” said BA CEO Alex Cruz.
The high-tech aircraft will feature a four-class cabin.  The airline will equip the plane …

Air Canada to Offer Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London

Air Canada to Offer Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London

Air Canada will deploy Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on its non-stop daily service between Ottawa International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport next spring, the airline said.
The three-cabin Boeing 787 Dreamliners are equipped with 20 fully lie-flat seats in the Signature Class business-class cabin.  The seats are 21” wide and in a 1-2-1 configuration. They extend into beds with an average length of 80”.
The high-tech jet’s Premium Economy cabin has 21 …

WestJet to Offer Dreamliner Service from Calgary to Maui and Toronto to London

WestJet to Offer Dreamliner Service from Calgary to Maui and Toronto to London

Low-cost Canadian carrier WestJet announced additional routes for its new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The Dreamliner made its debut in the airline’s fleet at the end of April with the launch of non-stop service from Calgary to London.
WestJet said it will offer Dreamliner service on its Toronto-London route starting this winter and that it will also add non-stop Dreamliner service between Calgary and Maui.
The high-tech aircraft will replace the …

Air Canada to Launch Vancouver-Auckland, Quito-Toronto, Dreamliner Service on Toronto-Honolulu

Air Canada to Launch Vancouver-Auckland, Quito-Toronto, Dreamliner Service on Toronto-Honolulu

Air Canada announced plans for new seasonal service connecting Vancouver and Auckland, New Zealand, and Quito, Ecuador, and Toronto as well as Dreamliner service between Toronto and Honolulu.
The Montreal-based airline will introduce the Vancouver-Auckland service on December 12. It will run through March 2020.
The airline will operate the quarce-weekly service linking Vancouver International Airport and Auckland Airport using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Thrice-weekly service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Aeropuerto …