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Emirates A380 Wake Turbulence Causes Plane to Plunge & Flip Over 3-5 Times, “Miraculous Recovery”

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A plane flying in the opposite direction underneath an Emirates A380 operating Dubai to Sydney experienced  extreme wake turbulence causing the Bombardier (Canadair) Challenger 604 to flip over “three to five times”, before plunging 10,000 feet towards the Arabian Sea. Miraculously, the pilots were able to recover the jet and perform an emergency landing in…

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Electronics Ban: Get Ready to Surrender Your Headphones

Emirates First Class A380 headphones

The “electronics ban” that prohibit passengers from traveling with electronic devices larger than a smart phone are now implemented across the board. Those traveling from a number of Middle Eastern and African countries to the US will now have to check (or gate check) their laptops and tablets prior to boarding. Initially, the rules appear to…

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Emirates to Provide Free Helicopter Transfer for First Class on New A380 Route

A Monacair "regular line" helicopter. Source: Monacair

Emirates currently provides free chauffeur-drive service to Business and First Class passengers to/from the airport at most of their destinations. Part of this offering is to attract passengers from Abu Dhabi that might otherwise fly Etihad (which provides similar service to draw the Dubai crowd), but I am sure it’s a perk that many passengers enjoy.…

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Emirates To Let First & Business Class Passengers “Gate Check” Laptops Under Electronics Ban

Emirates will reportedly allow passengers in premium cabin to carry their electronic devices past security, and collect them before boarding. Source: Emirates

The electronics ban that will prohibit the carriage of electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights to the US will go into effect on March 25, 2017. Understandably, this is getting quite a bit of coverage, since it can potentially impact thousands of travelers who will fly through the affected cities. Emirates is probably one…

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American, Delta, & United Place Ads in Trump’s Favorite TV Shows & Newspapers…Six-Figure Cost

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Well, they certainly are spending quite a bit of cash trying to reach the President… The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an advocacy group that represents American, Delta, United, and five flight attendant and pilot unions, has taken out ads at a six-figure cost in Trump’s favorite TV shows and newspapers. They are asking Trump…

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United Says Emirates Testing Trump w/ Newark-Athens, $25M-$30M Loss Annually on Route

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Earlier this week, United President Scott Kirby said that the new Emirates Newark – Athens flight which begins tomorrow will lose $25 – $30 million annually. He also thinks that the flight, which was announced just three days after Trump took office, is a test of the new administration: “It feels like a test of the…

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Emirates Refreshes the A380 Onboard Bar

Emirates A380 Onboard Bar Refresh. Source: Emirates

The real estate available on the Airbus A380 has enabled airlines to do something pretty different and amazing. Singapore Airlines was the first carrier to receive the aircraft, and had a new Suites cabin available only on the A380. Korean Air has a “shopping” area where they display duty free items. But by far the most…

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Delta/UA/AA Issue Statement on Emirates Newark-Athens Flight – “Flagrant Violation, Trump Assistance”

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In a surprise news release last Monday, Emirates announced year-round daily non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Athens (ATH) effective March 12th. Well, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies (the lobby group representing all of the big US 3…but very Delta centric) has issued a response: “By flagrantly violating its Open Skies agreement with the…

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