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25 Years Ago Today, TWA Flight 800 Exploded Over the Atlantic

Twenty-five years ago, TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on July 17, 1996, 12 minutes after taking off from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. All 230 people onboard the Boeing 747-100 perished. The investigation revealed that a fuel tank explosion was the cause of the crash.
On Saturday, a private memorial service for the families of those lost on the flight is being held. The service will …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2021

July is the seventh month of the calendar and was named after the Roman general Julius Caesar as it was the month of his birth.  Prior to that time it was known as Quintillis, or the fifth month of the ten-month Roman calendar.
Falling between June and August, July is typically the start of the “dog days” of summer, a period of hot, humid, and uncomfortable weather.  The ancient Romans blamed …

United Makes Long-Awaited Return to JFK

United Makes Long-Awaited Return to JFK

After a five-year absence, United Airlines returned to John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday.
The airline inaugurated service on its premium transcon routes to Los Angeles and San Francisco with one outbound and one return flight to each destination.
The airline will operate one flight daily to Los Angeles International and San Francisco International airports and plans to increase that number to two as demand grows.
The Chicago-based airline had originally planned …

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 …

JetBlue Inaugurates Flights to Miami as it Celebrates 21st Anniversary

JetBlue Inaugurates Flights to Miami as it Celebrates 21st Anniversary

On the day the airline turned 21, JetBlue Airways launched four flights from Miami International Airport.
The New York-based carrier said it will operate a total of 14 daily flights to destinations that include Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Newark.  JetBlue will flights to Boston Logan International Airport four times per day, to Los Angeles International Airport twice a day, to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport up to …

United Further Delays Return to JFK

United Further Delays Return to JFK

United Airlines, which had planned to return to John F. Kennedy International Airport after a five-year absence, said it was delaying that move by an additional month.
In November, the Chicago-based airline said it will return to the airport on February 1, 2021 and then postponed it to February 28. The new date is March 28.
The airline again cited the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel as the reason for the delay.
Starting …

United Delays Return to JFK

United Delays Return to JFK

United Airlines, which had planned to return to John F. Kennedy International Airport after a five-year absence, said it was delaying that move by four weeks.
In November, the Chicago-based airline said it will return to the airport on February 1, 2021. The new date is February 28.
The airline cited the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel as the reason for the delay.
Starting on February 1, the Chicago-based carrier will operate four …