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Boeing: 38,000 new planes needed in next 20 years

PHeymont ·
Boeing's 7500th 737 leaves the assembly plant. Boeing expects many more. Boeing Corp. photo   Boeing predicts the world's airliner fleet will double over the next 20 years, from about 21,600 now to 43,560—and between growth and...
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Crowded Sky: Boeing finds more room overhead

PHeymont ·
Or, in a way, less room overhead. By sacrificing two inches of headroom and making a few more tweaks, Boeing has created what it calls "Space Bins," overhead compartments for 737 that can take 6 carry-ons where 4 fit before. Alaska Airlines got the...
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Amtrak Expands its Pets on a Train Pilot Program

Travel Rob ·
Amtrak expands its pets on a train pilot program that began last year in Illinois. Now for a $25 fee (one way), passengers traveling between Boston, New York, Washington, and Virginia on the Northeast Regional line and between Boston and...
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Max Gate - home of British author Thomas Hardy

Mac ·
Few English authors have such strong associations with the heritage of their local area  as Thomas Hardy, the internationally renowned author of Dorset, England. His books 'Under the Greenwood Tree', 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' and 'Far from the...
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Emirates A380 gets 615 seats, keeps legroom

PHeymont ·
That's a whole lot of seats, there, in Emirates new configuration that makes room for 98 more coach passengers by eliminating first class altogether, and shrinking business class by 18 seats.   The good news is that while the seats will not...
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Boeing rolls out its 10,000th 737

PHeymont ·
Boeing rolls out its 10,000th 737. No other jetliner, and only one other commercial airliner, has hit that number.
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Air Canada bumps up Hawaii with 737 MAX

PHeymont ·
Air Canada is using its new 737 MAX fleet to extend its Hawaii services from western cities.
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Southwest inches closer to 'Aloha!'

PHeymont ·
Southwest has the planes, it has the landing slots...all that stands between it and Hawaii is approval for its new 737 MAX to make the big hop.
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Airbus, Boeing in huge deals at Dubai Airshow

PHeymont ·
Airbus and Boeing continue to nail large orders at the Dubai Airshow. So far, they have overwhelmingly been for single-aisle A320s and 737s.
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JetBlue takes a long-range view of Europe

PHeymont ·
JetBlue is still very interested in Europe, but is waiting for the right plane to make a profitable move.
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Norwegian enters Canada-to-Caribbean market

PHeymont ·
Canada is the next stop for the discount airline that's been expanding rapidly.
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Can Qatar make Air Italy a success?

PHeymont ·
Qatar-backed Air Italy, formerly Meridiana, hopes to make a success where Alitalia failed.
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Primera thinks it's found a niche

PHeymont ·
Primera Air, a relatively new discounter, is using London Stansted, where it has no direct competition.
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Met Breuer: The Human Figure in Sculpture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to the Met Breuer for a tour through the history of sculpture.
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Hiking Boulder's Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of my favorite regions to hike is anywhere near the transition between the great Central Plains and the Rocky Mountains.  The region offers opportunity to explore several ecosystems and to enjoy grand panoramic views of the...
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Qatar's new Boeing order includes a slap at Airbus

PHeymont ·
Qatar Airways orders 100 new Boeing airplanes, including 60 737s that are needed because of slow Airbus deliveries.
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Explore the Intriguing Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago

Samantha ·
On a visit to Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry wasn't at the top of Samantha's list...but now it might be. Here's her report!
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Shunpiking Through Northern Ohio

Jonathan L ·
Continuing his off-the-Interstates trip to Minnesota, Jonathan L stops to see the sights of northern Ohio.
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Airplane food? This restaurant IS an airplane!

PHeymont ·
Lily Airways is actually a restaurant built inside a complete 737 parked in the courtyard of a shopping mall in Wuhan, China
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How low can it go? Norwegian hints at $69 to Europe

PHeymont ·
Norwegian's getting 737 MAX jetliners next year, and plans to use them to drop trans-Atlantic fares even lower.
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American to drop seatback entertainment

PHeymont ·
With more travelers carrying their own devices, American is phasing out seatback screens in its new 737 MAX planes, part of an industry trend
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Norwegian plans U.S. Routes with 737-Max and $69 promo

PHeymont ·
The Scandinavian discounter expands again, this time with trans-Atlantic flights to smaller cities with smaller planes...and smaller fares.
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July 14, 2016: Humboldt, University, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
This historic university has a very impressive list of alumni and professors.
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Boeing gets a foothold in booming India market

PHeymont ·
SpiceJet gives Boeing a boost in India's booming aviation market, but Airbus is still ahead there.
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Norwegian, no longer #2, picks Providence

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air overtakes rival SAS as the biggest Scandinavian carrier, and names Providence as its second U.S. destination for new 737 MAX flights.
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Boeing's 'ghost-writing' in the sky

PHeymont ·
Boeing shows off its latest by turning an endurance test into an "invisible skywriting" stunt.
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Norwegian drops Irish cities in MAX crisis

PHeymont ·
The grounding of the 737 MAX worldwide is having a drastic effect on two Irish airports, where Norwegian is dropping flights.
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Top 7 Wheelchair Accessible Cities in the U.S.

Samantha ·
For those who travel with four wheels, Samantha shares a list of several wheelchair friendly cities to visit.
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Southwest bets big on new LaGuardia

PHeymont ·
Southwest is leaving Newark Liberty to consolidate its New York presence at LaGuardia
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St Paul's Church, Basel: Amazing Grace

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits another of Basel architect Karl Moser's masterpieces, a turn-of-the-last century church with Art Nouveau decor.
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Norwegian top foreign airline in NY

PHeymont ·
No, the carriers with the most passengers are not the big-name carriers: it's Norwegian, followed by New York's next-door neighbor Air Canada
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June 23, 2019: Chimpanzee Habituation In Kibale Forest, Uganda

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades recommends a day spent in chimpanzee habituation because of the wonderful close opportunities you have to observe these intelligent animals.
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TSA: Busiest summer could mean big delays

PHeymont ·
Rising passenger volumes, labor issues at some airlines and uncertainty over the 737 MAX's return could make it worse.
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St Anton: A Basel Stunner

PHeymont ·
PHeymont finds an unusual and historic church in Basel whose huge windows and concrete walls give it rainbow color.
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MAX crisis puts turboprops back in the air

PHeymont ·
Schedule problems stemming from the 737 MAX crisis are leading Icelandair to go back to turboprops for some routes.
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Is the MAX getting minimized?

PHeymont ·
Ryanair may be leading the way to a new name for the 737 MAX when it makes it back into the air.
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737 MAX crisis ends Norwegian Ireland-America routes

PHeymont ·
The grounding of the 737 MAX used on Norwegian's Ireland-based flights to North America has resulted in a shutdown of those routes.
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Southwest cuts routes to add Hawaii flights

PHeymont ·
Southwest cuts less-profitable routes from non-stop schedule to use the planes on other routes, including its growing Hawaii franchise.
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AA Plans to Squeeeeeze More Seats into 737s and MD80s

PHeymont ·
American Airlines will go into its new merger with a plan that may merge your knees with the seatback...it's announced to its flight attendants that it will begin squeezing more rows into its narrow-body MD-80 and 737 fleets. The FAs got the word...
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FAA Says: A little less droid, a little more pilot

PHeymont ·
The Federal Aviation Administration is mandating a safety update already recommended by Boeing for 737s; it's designed to give pilots more warning when airspeed drops too low, especially in landings and approaches. Too much reliance on auto-throttle...
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Boeing's first 737 MAX hits the runway

PHeymont ·
Boeing rolled out its first 737 MAX this morning. It's the newest version of the 737, and the one the company is betting on to keep its grip on the single-aisle jetliner market. Next step: test flights and certification before the first airline flights in 2017. It's an important milestone for Boeing, which is facing stiff competition for that market from Airbus's A320. Both companies are offering new-generation versions of tried-and-true planes, and the A320neo, MAX's direct competition, has...
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Southwest Airlines thinks about big future

PHeymont ·
At 45 years in business, Southwest has become one of the world's largest airlines, and its CEO is dreaming of more.
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Boeing cashes in on big China order for 737 MAX

PHeymont ·
Boeing, which is racing Airbus for shares of the huge Chinese market for new planes, got a significant boost yesterday with an order for 110 more 737s, 80 of them the new 737 MAX that is just entering production, for China Southern Airlines and a subsidiary. China's government aircraft manuracturer and Boeing signed a deal 3 months ago for Boeing to build a final assembly plant in China for 737s. Presumably that plant was a factor in the order and at least some of the planes will be...
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Lufthansa takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo

DrFumblefinger ·
Lufthansa becomes the first customer to take delivery of the fuel-saving workhorse, the Airbus A320neo.
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Boeing ramps up 737, cuts back 747, 777

PHeymont ·
In a move to even out production as new models come online, Boeing is adjusting its production rates on current versions.
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Is there room in the sky for a niche airliner?

PHeymont ·
Is there a market for this Russian-designed medium-haul widebody with its unusual shape and three-aisle seating? Rosavia thinks so.
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Boeing exceeds Aircraft Delivery Expectations in 2015

DrFumblefinger ·
2015 was a good year for Boeing, as delivery of aircraft slightly exceeded expectations.
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WestJet sets shortest trans-Atlantic route

PHeymont ·
While others shoot for longer and longer flights, WestJet plans to use its new 737 MAX planes for a route from Halifax to Dublin.
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The Smaller World of Hamburg Harbor

PHeymont ·
Hamburg's harbor world of huge ships, containers and cranes also has space for a wide variety of smaller craft and a lot of history.
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Boeing sees big future in India

PHeymont ·
India's booming airline industry will need 2,300 more planes in Boeing projection.
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