July 2, 2022
Airbus A318
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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Airbus A318

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, The A318 took to the skies for the first time in 2002. The A318, powered by two CFM56-5 or Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engines, is the smallest member of the popular Airbus A320 family. Following the launch of the A319 in 1996, Airbus teamed up with China and Singapore to […]

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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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