The last regularly scheduled Delta 747 passenger flight made its final stop in Detroit this morning and, as will be the case tomorrow when a 747 lands in Minneapolis, fans showed up for the goodbye. Read more →
Northwest Airlines has been relegated to the ash heap of history, but it made a bit of a proud return to the nation’s consciousness on Sunday when Norman Lyle Prouse told his story to CBS’ Sunday Morning. Read more →
Sure, go ahead and call Mike Hughes all the names he’s probably heard before but we’re here today to celebrate his passion, an antidote to America’s pervasive can’t-do spirit.
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Everything that’s wrong with bro-talk radio can pretty much be summed up with a Boston sportscaster’s rant against Roy Halladay on the day after Halladay — about as decent a person as ever existed — crashed his plane into the Gulf of Mexico and died. Read more →
Once again, the video also shows that when people first arrive at the accident scene, their instinct was to take a video and sell it to TMZ. Read more →
We’ve heard this sort of thing before, but let’s play along anyway. In the not too distant future, we’ll get around in flying cars from Uber.
So says the BBC and Reuters today, claiming Uber and NASA are working on an aircraft to start demonstration flights by 2020, and service by the end of that decade.
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It’s not clear what happened in today’s crash. But it’s important to remember that no plane is entirely safe and free from the mistakes a pilot makes, no matter what the marketing says. Read more →
There’s more to aviation than fighter jets, but people don’t seem as interested in looking up anymore unless there’s lots of noise and the appearance of danger. Read more →
Adam Mohammed Amer figured to be like a lot of five-year-old kids who are invited to visit the cockpit of an airliner, in this case Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi.
You know how this goes: Give the kid a look, and watch him be amazed.
It didn’t turn out that way. The kid probably could’ve flown the plane. Read more →
Unless there’s a future announcement involving a significant reduction in fares, it’s hard to see how Sun Country Airlines’ new baggage fee policy does much more than encourage people not to fly Sun Country anymore.
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It will be some time, of course, before federal investigators release the cause of the plane crash near Ramsey last evening, in which a Cessna plunged into the Mississippi River. But the Star Tribune’s report from a witness provides a huge clue about why it happened. Read more →
A commission member urged the full board to oppose any Super Bowl-bound planes landing in Brainerd until the NFL enforces its rule requiring players to stand during the National Anthem. Read more →
We’re suspicious of the growing online claims that the nation’s airlines are gouging people trying to escape Hurricane Irma.
So far, the only evidence of it happening are occasional tweets claiming the airlines are charging thousands of dollars for seats out of the region. Read more →
One can hardly blame the airline for decision, reported by the Star Tribune today, to follow the path of the cheap airlines that advertise low fares and then add fees for every ‘frill’ the customer wants. Frills like overhead bin space, and the option to carry on luggage. And leg room. The airline is planning to put more seats in its planes. Read more →
It’s the last remaining concrete arrow in Minnesota, where the landscape was once dotted by them, to help steer air mail pilots to their destination.
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