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Forget Previous Years’ Empty Threats: This Summer Might Actually Be A Travel Disaster

Every year around this time, a media outlet or two writes an article predicting an upcoming “summer from hell,” predicated on record passenger volumes and airport staffing shortages. And while summers are definitely tougher when it comes to wait times, we can generally fumble our way through. In fact, the last true summer from hell …

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Boeing Continues To Win The Long-Haul Game

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If it seems like somebody’s always announcing an order for a new plane or fleet type, there’s a reason: Somebody’s always announcing an order for a new plane or fleet type. While there are countless  numbers of planes, two manufacturers dominate the market, Boeing and Airbus. And for now, Boeing is winning the war. Of …

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How Much Longer Will the 747 Last?

In August, we sadly heard about the death of Joe Sutter, the engineer who helped to create the 747. Now, we are discussing the retirement of the 747 from the Cathay Pacific fleet. This follows the retirement of the 747 from the Air France fleet, earlier this year. Which leads one to ask, is this …

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