JetBlue Pilot Flying Around The World: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 18, 2016
These are the air travel stories taking off on the internet today.
JetBlue Pilot Attempting Solo Flight Around the World
Families Sue Malaysia Airlines over MH17
Qantas Drops Flights Because of Low Demand
Delta’s New Commercials Target Los Angeles
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Delta Air Lines may be coming to the rescue of struggling Canadian plane maker Bombardier. The airline is reportedly near a deal that could see them buying as many as 125 CSeries aircraft. Bombardier recently received 45 firm orders from Air Canada.
A Montreal professor is being sued by United Airlines. Jeremy Cooperstock runs a consumer complaint website called Untied.com. He started the site 20 years ago after an unpleasant experience on United. Now, the airline is suing to force Cooperstock to remove contact information for its management and for some of its lawyers from the site.
Alitalia is planning to resume flights to China. The airline will be offering Rome-Beijing flights four times per week starting on July 18. The Italian flag carrier stopped service to China in 2013 because it was struggling financially.
Last week, an Etihad flight returned to the gate so that two passengers could rush to the hospital to visit their dying grandson. The passengers received a text alerting them to their relative’s dire medical condition while their plane was taxiing at Manchester Airport. When they alerted the crew, the pilot turned the plane around and went back to the gate so that they could rush to the hospital.
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