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British Airways Announces Longest Ever Flight: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 24, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | May 24, 2016

British Airways Announces Longest Ever Flight: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 24, 2016

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Hawaiian Offering Lie Flat Seats 
Hawaiian Airlines has received its first Airbus A330 with a new premium-class cabin. The features include lie-flat seats and state of the art in-flight entertainment systems. The A330 also has additional “extra comfort” seats that are part of the airline’s premium economy class option.

Southwest Announces Three New Routes to Mexico
Southwest has filed applications to fly to three Mexican cities from LAX. The LCC plans to launch flights to Los Cabos, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.

Delta Latest Airline to Send Workers to Help TSA
Delta has announced that it will add 40 workers to help speed things up at TSA checkpoints in Minneapolis-Saint Paul this summer. The airport recently upgraded its security checkpoints, but the project did little to lower wait times.

Norwegian to Launch London-Las Vegas Flights
Norwegian will launch flights to Las Vegas from London on Oct. 31. Introductory fares will be as low as $199 one way. Norwegian has said that it plans to use Boeing Dreamliners for the flights.


Allegiant Air has started seven new routes over the past week. The new flights include three from Baltimore Washington International (to Ashville, Tulsa and Knoxville).   

British Airways has announced its longest-ever flight, from the UK to Santiago, Chile. The journey, which will be made by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will take approximately 14 hours and 40 minutes. 

American Airlines will start service to another Arizona city from the Big Apple. The carrier will begin flying from Tucson to New York City (JFK) on October 6. Return flights will begin the following day.   

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will take part in his biggest media event since returning from heart transplant surgery. Munoz will speak at Gotham Hall in New York City on June 2. United has been careful not to give away too much information about the event, only saying that it would include an “interactive presentation.” 


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