South Korea’s government has instructed Asiana Airlines to provide additional training to pilots in reaction to the Hiroshima incident of April 14th. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport told the airline to “augment simulator training for all A320 pilots”.  As per Reuters: South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the measures would affect 489 pilots, 370… Read full article

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The NTSB is confirming updates from earlier this month, which stated that thrust reversers (which help slow an aircraft) were applied differently at the time of the plane’s landing at LGA back in March. The latest information confirms that the engine pressure ration (which measures the thrust) was higher on the left side of the… Read full article

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Over the last few months, American has been testing new uniforms across all work groups. We’ve previously heard complaints from flight attendants and gate staff over the new designs, but pilots are now voicing their dislike as well. Pilots say the uniforms fit poorly, have insufficient pockets, and are more uncomfortable than the 20+ year old uniform they are… Read full article

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A Southwest passenger was ejected from a flight after allegedly jabbing her seat mate with a pen for snoring. The passengers were traveling on Southwest Flight 577 from Chicago-Midway to Manchester, New Hampshire. The incident occurred as the plane was taxiing to the runway. The pilot decided to return to the gate in order to eject the female… Read full article

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This is not a traditional “trip report and review.” It’s not a hotel stay or a flight, but rather a meal at a fantastic hotel. The Peninsula Hong Kong is one of the oldest hotels in Hong Kong and its afternoon tea at The Lobby has essentially become an institution in Hong Kong—some might even call… Read full article

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I just received this email from American: As the preferred car rental partners of American Airlines, Avis and Budget are proud to offer you even more for your rental. As an AAdvantage Platinum or Gold member, you’ll now earn a minimum of 1,000 miles for every qualifying (one day or longer) Avis or Budget rental. They… Read full article

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According to Airline Route, Emirates will operate a second daily flight between Boston (BOS) and Dubai (DXB) starting October 1, 2015. The flight will be operated by a 3-class 777-300ER. This comes on the heels of their recent Orlando flight announcement as well as their second daily service to Seattle. We have previously reviewed Emirates First Class… Read full article

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Alaska Airlines Flight 448 from Seattle to Los Angeles returned to Seattle Airport and made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff, after passengers reported they heard loud banging from “under the plane.” The banging was found to be from a ramp agent, who was stuck in the cargo hold. The pilot made a request for… Read full article

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JetBlue started off 2015 by introducing their flight etiquette video series, where they showcased…well, things not to do on planes. I really like these videos, since they are short, funny, and I am sure resonate with many passengers. Of course, it’s a subtle advertising effort, with passengers seated at their Even More Space seats which cost extra. Some… Read full article

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I recently redeemed 37,500 AAdvantage miles for an award with AA. I have both the legacy US Airways Barclays card as well as a Citi AAdvantage card. I figured only one card would apply the 10% redemption rebate on the award, so I was surprised when I browsed to my recent account activity and saw two separate transactions… Read full article

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ANA will transition from a distance based award chart to a regionally based program in just a few hours. While the transition was scheduled for April 12th, I’ve confirmed with an ANA reservations supervisor that customers outside of Japan will have until 6AM Tokyo time to make reservations using the old chart…that’s 5PM EST today!… Read full article

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