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Long Haul on a Short Plane: An Analysis and Trip Report of British Airways JFK-LCY Service [Part Four]

Just joining us? Read part one here…part two here…and part three here! Return Trip Report: London City LCY to New York JFK via Shannon, Ireland SNN After a busy few days in the UK, including a visit to British Airways’ impressive Waterside corporate headquarters and its fascinating Speedbird Heritage Centre Museum, plus a ride on […]

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Long Haul on a Short Plane: An Analysis and Trip Report of British Airways JFK-LCY Service [Part Three]

Just joining us? Read part one here…and part two here! Outbound Trip Report: New York JFK to London City LCY The more I learned about this unique service, the more determined I needed to try it for myself. In this case, I would be flying both outbound and inbound flights as the experience is so […]

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Long Haul on a Short Plane: An Analysis and Trip Report of British Airways JFK-LCY Service [Part Two]

A Service like None Other British Airways’ London City operation is unique in many ways. Two Airbus A318s, outfitted with only 32 custom Club World seats, are used for the crossing. While increasingly unprofitable to operate for most airlines, they’re the only ones left serving North America; the A318’s are perfectly suited to the LCY […]

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Long Haul on a Short Plane: An Analysis and Trip Report of British Airways JFK-LCY Service [Part One]

MIAMI — From 1977- 2003, British Airways’ (BA) Concorde was the ultimate and most exclusive service on the North Atlantic between New York and London, and indeed the world. Making the crossing from JFK to Heathrow in an average flight time of 3 1/2 hours, these exotic, luxurious, glamorous, and famous flights have never been […]

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Mr. Awesome Needs Your Help to Keep Saving Lives

During Calder’s awesome, but very brief seven years and seven days on earth, my little avgeek made the world a better place for all those who knew and loved him. In the last month, he has begun to fulfill a destiny of changing the world. Calder is saving lives by raising pool and electrical safety […]

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“Airways Magazine” Changes Ownership and Joins Far-Reaching Alliance with Airchive

Dear Readers of Airchive, I remember it like it was yesterday: Twenty years ago I was in a Tulsa, Oklahoma hobby shop with my best friend, oddly enough on the day of his wedding. To take our minds off the big event later in the day we stopped into Hobby Lobby to look at some […]

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Miami To Receive First Non-Stops To Middle East Since 2008 as Qatar Announces Service to Doha

MIAMI — Qatar Airways made the official announcement this morning of nonstop service between Miami and Doha, Qatar. The four times per week flights operating Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday, and Sunday will begin June 10, 2014. Flight times of QR777 appropriately named due to the 777-200LR aircraft utilized from Doha to Miami will be 15:40 and […]

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A History of Boeing’s Everett Plant Part 2: The 747 Crisis and Development of the 767

MIAMI — Welcome to part two of our multi-part epoch on the fascinating history of the Boeing Everett plant. We will be rolling the series out over the next month, so sit back, grab a glass of your favorite beverage, and enjoy the read. Did you miss part one? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back: READ […]

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British Airways Completes True Long-Haul Inaugural Airbus A380 Service

LOS ANGELES — British Airways has completed the inaugural of its first Airbus A380 service on its so called “Red Carpet Route” between Los Angeles and London Heathrow. Flight 269 departed LHR on Tuesday September 24th right on time at 4:15pm BST local time. Before departure from Terminal 5, passengers were treated by music from former […]

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Onboard Report: American Airlines Inaugurates Airbus A319 Service – First Entirely New Type Since 777 in 1999.

DALLAS — A little over 2 years after American Airlines shocked the industry with the  largest order of commercial aircraft in history, American inaugurated its Airbus A319 service Monday morning September 16th with flight 1728 departing Dallas/Ft. Worth for Charlotte. With DFW and Charlotte being American and USAirways largest hubs respectively in terms of market-share, this […]

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