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Know the Difference Between 'Premium Economy' and 'Economy Plus'
Lifehacker.com

If you’re not a frequent flyer, the mired of seat choices on an airplane can be pretty confusing. Read more... more…

High-speed LiFi will soon be available on Air France flights
Engadget

In-flight internet -- if and when an airline offers it -- is often unreliable and slow. Oledcomm wants to take things up a notch by making high-speed LiFi available on Air France and KLM flights. The French tech company will equip a reproduction of a medium-h… more…

American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet
TechCrunch

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline by fleet size and passenger traffic, has finished rolling out satellite-based broadband Wi-Fi to its entire mainline narrowbody fleet of over 700 aircraft (that is, the Boing 737s and Airbus A319 and 320 that typ… more…

American Airlines Wants to Win Back Trust in Its Boeing 737 Max Jets by Making Its Execs Fly on Them
Gizmodo.com

American Airlines has a plan for convincing consumers that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet are safe for flight: Stick their top brass on them and see how it goes. Read more... more…

Delta CEO Calls Boeing 737 Max Problems a 'One Off' Despite Two Deadly Crashes on Other Airlines
Gizmodo.com

Delta has never flown the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded worldwide in the wake of two crashes that killed 346 people in Ethiopia and Indonesia. But Delta still wants to assure people that Boeing’s problems aren’t a big deal, judging by the disc… more…

Boeing Says It's Open to Changing the Name of the 737 Max to Something That's Not Associated With Plane Crashes
Gizmodo.com

After three months of being grounded following two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, the 737 Max may be up for a rebranding. Read more... more…

Boeing Chief Acknowledges ‘Mistake’ Over 737 Max Warning Light
The New York Times

The executive, Dennis Muilenburg, made the statement on the eve of the Paris Air Show, one of the industry’s most important sales events. more…

Flights Halted at Newark After United Plane Skids Off Runway
The New York Times

Flights were halted at New Jersey's Newark airport on Saturday after a plane skidded off a runway while landing, but no one was hurt, federal officials said. more…

Investigators to present latest findings on downing of MH17
Reuters

International investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014 said on Friday they would present their latest findings next week, nearly five years after the disaster. more…

Flights halted at Newark after United plane skids off runway, no injuries
Reuters

Flights were halted at New Jersey's Newark airport on Saturday after a plane skidded off a runway while landing, but no one was hurt, federal officials said. more…

Factbox: Airbus and Boeing aircraft deals at Paris Airshow
Reuters

Following is a summary of commercial aircraft deals announced by Airbus and Boeing at the Paris Airshow. more…

Boeing 737 MAX boosted by IAG plan to order 200 jets
Reuters

Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet received a boost on Tuesday after British Airways-owner IAG signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes and said it was confident that it would return to service in the coming months. more…

Delta sent a private plane to pick up 41 students after a canceled American Airlines flight left them stranded in Oklahoma City
Business Insider

Delta Air Lines sent a private plane on Sunday to pick up a group of 41 students and their chaperones after a canceled American Airlines flight left them stranded in Oklahoma City, the ABC News affiliate KOCO News reported. The group intended to fly from Okla… more…

American Airlines plans to use its own execs as guinea pigs to convince people that the Boeing 737 Max won't crash again
Business Insider

American Airlines says it will fly its senior executives on the Boeing 737 Max before passengers, to prove the aircraft is safe. The plane is currently grounded worldwide, but is due to return to the skies after a software upgrade is approved by the US Federa… more…

13 athletes who make more money endorsing products than playing sports
Business Insider

Tiger Woods earned $42 million from endorsements with Bridgestone, Monster Energy, Nike, and TaylorMade. LeBron James takes home $52 million from deals with companies like Nike, Coca Cola (Sprite), Beats By Dre, and Kia Motors. Part of Roger Federer's earning… more…

The FAA says Boeing's troubled 737 Max may not fly again until December — far later than many expected
Business Insider

Boeing's 737 Max jet could stay grounded significantly longer than expected after two fatal crashes. A US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) official said Wednesday that the plane will be back in the air by December. Other airline industry figures had sugg… more…

13 groundbreaking female pilots throughout history who shattered the glass ceiling
Insider.com

Raymonde de Laroche was the first woman in the world to receive a pilot's license. Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Matice Wright was the first African American woman to be a flight officer in the US Navy. Vis… more…

A Boeing 737 Max being moved across Europe made a forced landing after being denied entry into German airspace
Business Insider

A Boeing 737 Max plane was forced to land after Germany refused to let it into its airspace. Norwegian tried to move its plane between Spain and Sweden with no one on board so it could have more of its fleet in the same place, but the plane was forced to land… more…

AmEx has announced its latest Centurion Lounge, making the Platinum Card even more useful for cardholders
Business Insider

Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network if you apply for a credit card, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. American Express is opening a new Centurion Lounge at Phoenix Sky Harbo… more…

SoulCycle is copying an airline strategy to get more out of its most loyal members
Business Insider

SoulCycle has launched a new early-bird booking service where its customers can pay $15 extra per class to reserve their seat 24 hours earlier than normal. Known as "Soul Early," this new service launched at the beginning of this month. Customers who buy and … more…