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Advertisement on Ryanair boarding passes

On June 18th, Ryanair launched boarding pass advertising which allows companies to publish advertisement on Ryanair’s boarding passes. This can be a very convenient way to advertise as Ryanair carries more than 153 million passengers every year and serves 200...

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First A350 for Air France

Air France should soon receive its first A350. The assembly of this A350-900, started at the end of March and the aircraft just came out, on June 17th, of the painting facilities in Toulouse. Although it should be soon delivered, the engines still have to be added to...

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Trump reveals new Air Force One

Trumps has revealed the next Air Force One. The color scheme has changed from the classic blue and white design to a more modern red, white and blue paint job. The plane is still a 747 although President Trump says there will be some changes, he mentioned the "it is a...

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Diving in a 747?

This summer, you might be able to dive in a submerged B747. Bahrein plans to sink a B747 structure for ecological and touristic purposes. The plane wreck should participate in coral development and growth of sea life. The kind of structures have already been tested...

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Terrible month for Boeing

May was a terrible month for Boeing, they did not receive any orders and delivered only 30 aircrafts. No detailed orders for May 2019, but Boeing's site reports net orders for the first five months of 2019 at -125: -177 for the 737, 4 for the 767, 20 for the 777 and...

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Air France to stop using ATR 42-500

By the end of June, Air France HOP should stop using its last three ATR 42-500.  Three ATR 42-500 are still used by the regional subsidiary of Air France,  they should be officially retired by the end of June while all turboprops should be retired by the end of 2020. ...

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Is boycotting airlines a really good idea?

The emergence of an ecological aspiration in France is undeniably the business of the train against the plane. The tide of time argues for rail transport, presumed more virtuous. Is it so true? In the field of economy, the aircraft fully finances its operating costs....

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What is “flygskam” ?

In Scandinavia, the "flygskam" - the shame of flying for environmental reasons - is growing more and more among expats and regular travelers. Traveling the air is on average fifteen times more polluting than taking the train. Even if the aircraft only emits 2 to 3% of...

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Boeing 777X : first flight in June?

The first Boeing 777X should make its maiden flight in late June. According to the CEO of Emirates Airlines, which has ordered 150 Boeing 777Xs, the first flight of 777-9 will take place on June 26, 2019. The rumors say the first flight should take place after the...

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Turkish Airlines lands in Strasbourg

Turkish Airlines inaugurates this Friday (May 31st) a new connection between Istanbul and Strasbourg, its eighth destination in France. The airline offers four flights a week between its base in Istanbul and Strasbourg-Entzheim airport operated with Boeing 737-800...

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Delta receives its first A330-900

Delta Airlines has just received its first of 35 A330-900. The N401DZ should have its commercial start on July 15 for its first Seattle Tacoma Int'l, USA to Shanghai Pudong, China flight. Seoul and Tokyo are also on schedule starting respectively on August 1st and...

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Great News: L8Flight offers new service!

Your are travelling soon? Tell us your next flight, we will watch it. In case of disruption, we will contact you directly. To use this service, just go on our homepage, click on the "Flying Soon?" button and complete the form. It takes no more than a minute to do and...

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KLM to produce biofuel in Europe

KLM Royal Dutch Airline, SkyNRG and SHV Energy have launched a project for the first European plant producing sustainable aviation fuel in Delfzijl in the Netherlands. The plant should open in 2022. It sghould produce 100,000 tons of SAF annually, as well as 15,000...

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New routes to La Rochelle

La Rochelle will be linked to 3 new airports this summer, Nice and Marseille with Air France HOP! and Manchester with Jet2.com. With the route Orly-La Rochelle being stopped later next winter, La Rochelle-Ile de Ré airport managed to get 3 new routes 

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Airbus is 50!

On Wednesday, Airbus will be celebrating its 50 years of aircraft manufacturing. For this purpose, a special flight in squadron is organised over Toulouse. The Patrouille de France will also take part in the celebration. A 26 000-seat fan-zone will be set up for...

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First Air France Paris – Quito flight

On May 23rd, Air France, more precisely Joon, inaugurated its Paris - Quito route. This connection is currently operated 3 times a week with Airbus A340-300 planes. It can transport a total of 278 passengers. Until October 26, flights are programmed on Mondays,...

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New routes for Ryanair

On May 24th, Ryanair has launched a new route between Toulouse and Dublin, operating 4-times a week until April 2020 when it will be operating daily. Ryanair also added 14 routes for summer 2019: Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Bodrum, Cagliari, Dubrovnik, Gothenburg, Split,...

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Traveling within Schengen: lost or stolen passport or identity card

For EU citizens. In principle, there are no border controls between Schengen countries (some temporary exceptions may apply). An ID is the minimum type of identification that may be required in case of control. The first advice is to make sure you keep these documents...

Canada New compensation rules

Canada: New rules for compensation. Federal government announces new rules on airline passenger protection starting as early as july 2019, while some will come in force in December.The regulation will apply to flights to, from and within Canada, including connecting...

Travel Smart

Travel Smart, Fly European. Compensation rules are more favourable in the EU. and when flying from outside of the EU, its better to fly with a European company.European airlines get higher rankings than American Airlines, they have Newer aircraft meaning fewer...

winglets

Winglets have appeared quite recently on airplanes - do you know why aircraft companies now use them so much?Winglets reduce wingtip vortices, the twin tornados formed by the difference between the pressure on the upper surface of the wing and that on the lower...

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