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American Airlines’ Jumbo Years

This is the story of American Airlines (AA) and the Boeing 747, as seen through the type’s 24-year-long history with the carrier.

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United Airlines Nonstop Washington DC to Cape Town

This will be the first-ever nonstop connection between the American capital and South Africa’s legislative capital.

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Jet Fuel Prices Hit Unprecedented High

Not only are jet fuel prices hitting a record-high spike but April 2022 was the first time ever that Jet-A prices surpassed 100LL prices.

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Today in Aviation: First US African-American FA Takes Flight

Today in Aviation, Ruth Carol Taylor, the first African American Flight Attendant in the US, performs her duties for the first time in 1958.

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Today in Aviation: Air Florida Commences Operations

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Miami-based Air Florida (QH) commenced revenue operations in 1972 using a number of second-hand Lockheed Electra. Businessman Eli Timoner had seen the rise of Pacific Southwest Airlines (PS) in California and wanted to emulate its success with his new intrastate airline. With twice-daily flights between Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO) and […]

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Today in Aviation: US Airways Announces Closure of MetroJet Subsidiary

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, US Airways (US) announced the closure of its low-cost subsidiary MetroJet in 2001. Based at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), the airline was established to compete with the growing number of low-cost rivals encroaching on its operation. Initially, five Boeing 737-200s were transferred over from its mainline parent. The jets were […]

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Today in Aviation: The Shorts 330 Makes First Flight

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the prototype Shorts 330 (G-BSBH) made its maiden flight in 1974, launching commercial operations that same year. The 330 can trace its history back to the Shorts Skyvan, which first flew in 1963. This “general purpose” aircraft proved popular. Buoyed by its success, the manufacturer looked at designing a bigger […]

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