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EXCLUSIVE TRIP REPORT: Onboard the Inaugural 737 MAX Commercial Flight

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Exclusive trip report from the inaugural 737 MAX commercial flight with Malindo Air from Kuala Lumpur. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Sorry, you can’t protest security screening by getting naked for the TSA

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An Oregon man who stripped naked at an airport security screening checkpoint must pay a $500 fine after a federal appeals court ruled that the First Amendment does not protect this method of protest. The nude protest at Portland International Airport (PDX) by a traveler named John Brennan prompted legal action by both the federal government and the state of Oregon. Portland prosecutors charged him with indecent exposure. A local judge acquitted him, saying that Oregon cannot "punish"… (arstechnica.com) More...

Guy Tries to Prove Earth is Flat with a Level on a Plane -- Gets Owned on Social Media

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A flat-earth conspiracy theorist took a spirit level on a plane to “prove” the earth is flat. He also filmed it... Presumably in the name of science? (www.indy100.com) More...

"Pop-Up Hold" Idea Wins the Airbus 2017 Fly Your Ideas Contest

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A team of inventors from the University of Hong Kong has won the Airbus 2017 Fly Your Ideas contest with a new and revolutionary idea for cabin-accessible storage for passengers. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Positive Signs of Recovery as Abu Dhabi Airport Reports 5.6% Increase in Passengers

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A 6.1% increase in transfer passengers – Up to 1,311,262 passengers (to be precise) – is a welcome sign of recovery in Etihad’s fortunes. Australian passenger traffic also jumped a huge 28% in April. The massive increase was attributed to Etihad’s new double daily flight to Sydney. We may see a similar increase in French passenger traffic as Etihad debuts the Airbus A380 aircraft on its Paris route. The upgraded aircraft offers a capacity of 496 seats compared to the 328-seat Boeing 777. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

This Is A Bathroom On An Airplane: here's the Boeing Business Jets demonstrator! An example of the space, comfort & versatility that the #BBJ offers.

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Let’s have a bit of fun and compare my bathroom to the one on a Boeing Business Jet, which the company has been showing off at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, or EBACE, in Geneva to make us all feel bad about ourselves. In an effort to give into Boeing’s clear attempt to make me feel like a good-for-nothing “poor,” I just compared my own bathroom (which is built in the proper habitat for bathrooms—on land) to Boeing’s water closet in the sky. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

JetBlue paints Airbus A320 in colors of New York City police

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JetBlue rolled out its newest special paint scheme Monday, unveiling a livery honoring the New York City Police Department. The Airbus A320 will begin flying through JetBlue’s 101-city network after Monday’s unveiling at New York’s JFK Airport, the carrier’s busiest base. (www.airlineboarding.com) More...

Has Emirates Secretly Leaked Their New 777 First Class Configuration?

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In 2016, Dubai-based carrier Emirates announced that they would be updating their 777 and A380 First Class products. The products are expected to be announced sometime in the next few weeks/months and the airline said that they would be onboard select aircraft by the end of 2017. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...