Breeze Airways taking flight May 2020

David Neeleman branded Breeze as the “World’s Nicest Airline.” This stands out for a couple of reasons. For one, airlines are not really known as being “nice.” Nearly every passenger has a horror story about some particular airline. And, in the era of increasing ancillary fares and basic economy, nice is largely a word people associate with the past when it comes to flying. Breeze is trying to change that. … More Breeze Airways taking flight May 2020

New TSA Privacy and Health Concerns

Labor Day Weekend Las Vegas Airport conducted a quiet roll out of the newest TSA Technology with United Airlines and LAS Airport being the launch customer for North America. It is being touted in the media as “Innovation Check Point” which will utilize a new modernized version of the previous body scanners. EU’s 27 member nations, the prohibition is necessary “in order not to risk jeopardizing citizens’ health and safety.”X-ray body scanners, which use “backscatter” ionized radiation technology, emit enough radiation to theoretically damage DNA and cause cancer. … More New TSA Privacy and Health Concerns

TAP Air Portugal: New Nonstop Service San Francisco to Lisbon

TAP Air Portugal has begun new service from its hub in Lisbon to San Francisco with the brand new Airbus A330-900neo jet. The new service to San Francisco (SFO) marks the flag carrier’s first non-stop service to exist between Portugal and the U.S. West Coast. The flight departs Lisbon at 10:00 a.m. and arrives into SFO at 2:40 p.m. The flight to Lisbon departs SFO at 4:10 p.m. and arrives at 11:35 a.m. … More TAP Air Portugal: New Nonstop Service San Francisco to Lisbon

Eurowings: New Nonstop Services Dusseldorf, Munich & Frankfurt to Las Vegas

Eurowings is expanding new nonstop service from three major German Cities to Las Vegas. This will create a new large gain in German tourism for the Las Vegas travel market next year. It will also provide some additional transatlantic nonstop travel options for locals living in Las Vegas to travel for vacation to Europe without having to connect through expensive and tedious LAX.  … More Eurowings: New Nonstop Services Dusseldorf, Munich & Frankfurt to Las Vegas

La Compagnie: New York to Paris

La Compagnie, the all-business-class airline celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, might be an alternative. In fact, if you book by June 13, the company is offering round-trip flights from New York/Newark to Paris for as low as $1,000. Yes, business class. The company currently flies two Boeing 757s and a new Airbus A321neo non-stop to two destinations, Paris and Nice, from New York/Newark (EWR). The flight to Paris Orly Airport takes about 7 hours non-stop; the flight to Nice about 7 ½ hours. … More La Compagnie: New York to Paris

Fly by Wire: 2001 Space Odyssey

Modern day’s aviation Fly by Wire is today’s newest battle of Man versus Machine. “The captain of Qantas Flight 72 has opened up for the first time about the day the automation of a plane he was in charge of ‘went psycho’ and repeatedly nose-dived towards the Indian Ocean. More than 100 people were injured when the pilots of the flight, carrying 303 passengers and 12 crew members from Singapore to Perth, lost control of the aircraft on October 7, 2008. … More Fly by Wire: 2001 Space Odyssey