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Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners Are Again Flying The Friendly Skies

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Boeing Co.'s chief engineer for the 787 Dreamliner said Saturday that changes to the lithium-ion battery system are fully sufficient to ensure the aircraft's safety, although the company has been unable to find the cause of the original battery failures earlier this year that led to groundings of the plane worldwide since mid-January. Michael Sinnett...

Everyone Can Travel Like A Celebrity!

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Cutting lines at airports used to be only for the rich, famous or very-frequent fliers. But then airlines started granting fast-track access to anybody with the right credit card or who was willing to shell out a few extra dollars. Now, with the masses clogging up special security and boarding lanes, true VIPs are saying: Get me away from this chaos....

Southwest Airlines Celebrates Communities With Second Annual ‘Month of Giving Back’

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Since its inception 41 years ago, Southwest Airlines has believed in doing the right thing by consistently giving back to the communities it serves.  In celebration of Earth Day and National Volunteer Week, Southwest is continuing its pledge to sustainability and its dedication to volunteerism with the second annual "Month of Giving Back," joining...

How Can A Boeing 747 Carry A Space Shuttle? – Ask The Captain

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Question: I've always been fascinated at how they could strap the space shuttle on top of a 747 and fly it across the county. How does the extra weight from the shuttle not keep the plane from lifting off, and how does it not disrupt the airflow around the 747 and make it unstable? — submitted by reader Doug in Indy Answer: NASA and Boeing have...

BTS Says That Delta Carried The Most Passengers In 2012

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Delta Airlines carried the most passengers last year of any U.S. airline, according to a new report released on Tuesday. However, Southwest Airlines had the most domestic passengers than any other carrier, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics said. As an industry, U.S. airlines carried 0.8 percent more passengers in 2012 for a total of 736.6 million....

Best US Airport? Travel Agents Chose Atlanta

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When it comes to plugging in and dining out, Atlanta has the best airport in the U.S. It's also tops when it comes to connecting to another flight and finding amenities such as a mini-spa or specialty shop to while away the time before takeoff. The plaudits for Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, the world's busiest airport, come in a new...

Delta’s Longest Serving Captain Retires

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From inside the cockpit, Cal Flanigan watched Delta Air Lines grow over the decades from a Southern regional carrier to a global airline that assigned him to pilot its inaugural flights to Dubai and other cities worldwide. Now, after 37 years, Delta's longest-serving pilot is hanging up his captain's stripes. Flanigan is turning 65, which is the mandatory...

Ever Wanted To Take A Mystery Vacation? GetGoing.com Is The Ticket!

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Imagine this: Would you trust a travel website to make the final decision on where you go on vacation in exchange for a steep discount on the flights? That's the premise of a new flight-booking website, GetGoing, that touts itself as the place "where flexible travel meets big savings," with discounts of up to 40%. I have to admit I initially shuddered...

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