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Davis Turner Planespotter and aviation journalist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Davis has previously worked on business plan research with StartupBoeing and historical analysis with Ricondo and Associates. Davis will be a freshman in college this fall, based in Chicago.
NEWS Feb 10, 2024 Florence Airport Will Add Rooftop Vineyard in New Terminal to Promote Wine Tourism Florence Airport (FLR), formally known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport, is undergoing a terminal modernization project. Rafael Viñoly Architects, the firm responsible for the transformation, recently revealed more details about the renovation. The small tourist-heavy airport will construct a 38-row, 19-acre vineyard on the roof of the new terminal building. The airport has not witnessed a major renovation since 1999. In addition to the vineyard, insulated skylights within each row will provide the terminal building's interior with abundant natural light. Read More →
NEWS Jan 25, 2024 FAA Allows Airlines to Fly Boeing 737 MAX 9 After Temporary Grounding The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided a path forward for airlines to continue flying their 737 MAX 9 aircraft, laying out strict new rules and regulations for airlines to follow. This announcement comes after a grounding of 737 MAX 9 planes following a major Alaska Airlines incident earlier this month when a door plug was ejected from the 737 MAX 9 aircraft at cruising altitude. Read More →
NEWS Jan 17, 2024 Boeing's Problems Expand to Politicians After U.S. Government 737 Plane Breaks Down in Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to return to Washington from Davos, Switzerland on January 17. However, he could not due to a critical malfunction with his Boeing aircraft. The aircraft in question was a modified Boeing C-40, a U.S. Air Force aircraft assigned to Joint Base Andrews. The incident is unrelated to previous Boeing troubles with the 737 MAX aircraft, although the C-40 is a modified 737 aircraft. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Jan 07, 2024 10 Asian Cities You Must Visit in 2024 There are so many fantastic cities in Asia, but here are my personal top ten. With airline advice and a list of things to do in each city, this article will get you thinking about your next trip! Read More →
STORIES Dec 29, 2023 Dogs in First Class: The Rise and Fall of Pet Airways Pet Airways was an innovative and risky concept when it first launched back in 2007, promising to offer safer flights for pets. Was the company doomed from the start? Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 14, 2023 Why Don't Airlines Offer Free Upgrades to Fill Empty First Class Seats? Airlines typically don't upgrade passengers should premium seats be empty. It simply boils down to the perceive value of the seat and ensuring that every seat is sold at a revenue-maximizing price an individual is willing to pay. Read More →
NEWS Dec 08, 2023 Israeli Airlines Have Refunded More Than $155 Million to Passengers After Widespread Cancellations Israel's commercial aviation industry has suffered severe losses as a result of the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict that escalated immensely in October. El Al and low-cost carriers have reported major losses due to necessary cancellation refunds, and foreign carriers have reduced capacity into Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv. Read More →
NEWS Dec 03, 2023 Political Candidate George Santos Expelled After Allegedly Spending $40,000 of Campaign Funding on Airfare George Santos has used significant campaign funds to fund his airfare. The spending spans different airlines over a long period of time, and is unlike any spending relative to his contemporaries. We will look deeper into how politicians misuse flights for their own gain through an example involving George Santos. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 25, 2023 How Do Airlines Determine Where to Fly? Have you ever wondered why certain route combinations exist, but others don’t? Well, the process may be more complicated than you might think. Airlines go through a complex process to determine the best routes to fly, typically using a formulaic combination of existing competition, demand, and profit potential. In this article, we break it down. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 17, 2023 The World's Five Worst Mid-air Collisions Mid-air collisions are exceptionally rare but present some of the most horrifying crashes in history. There is almost no possibility for survival, given the high rate of speed and altitude these crashes typically occur. This article recaps the five worst mid-air collisions based on fatalities. Read More →