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Here Are the World's 5 Best Airlines

Congrats, New Zealand mates

(Newser) - "Get Lucky" could very well be New Zealand's theme song, at least when it comes to its national airline. CNN reports that for the fourth time, Air New Zealand has captured first place in AirlineRatings.com's 2017 Airline Excellence Awards , which rated airlines around the world on... More »

Plane Makes Emergency Landing, Bursts Into Flames

Singapore Airlines passengers safe but shaken

(Newser) - All 222 passengers and 19 crew from a Singapore Airlines flight are safe and unharmed after a terrifying incident early Monday. The airline says the Boeing 777-3000 was on its way from Singapore to Milan when the pilot decided to turn back after receiving an engine oil warning message, the... More »

Passenger Jet Loses Power, Drops 2.5 Miles

Both engines lost power on Singapore Airlines flight

(Newser) - Singapore Airlines says it's investigating how one of its jets suffered a loss of power in both of its engines over the weekend and descended 13,000 feet—nearly 2.5 miles—before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai. The Airbus A330-300 was carrying 182 passengers and... More »

Guy Racks Up $1.2K In-Flight WiFi Bill

Whoops

(Newser) - When Jeremy Gutsche signed up for a WiFi plan on a Singapore Airlines flight, he knew he was getting 30 megabytes for $28.99 and would be responsible for any additional data he used. What he apparently did not know was that by "checking email and uploading a PowerPoint... More »

Longest Flight You Can Take: 9.5K Miles, 19 Hours

But hurry, because it's set to be canceled

(Newser) - If, for some reason, you have a desire to take the longest commercial nonstop flight you possibly can, book a ticket on Singapore Airlines flight 21 or 22. It'll take you from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey, a distance of 9,500 miles, in 19 hours. It's the... More »

Investigators Pinpoint Airbus Engine Fault

Qantas starts legal action against Rolls-Royce

(Newser) - Following a Qantas engine explosion last month, investigators have isolated a major fault in some Airbus A380 engines, the BBC reports. Rolls-Royce’s Trent 900—the kind used on the Qantas flight—had a misaligned part that weakened an oil pipe wall, resulting in “fatigue cracking,” which led... More »

Singapore Air Is World's Best

(Newser) - An 11-month survey querying more than 15 million airline passengers yields a clear winner, Reuters reports: Singapore Airlines is the world’s best. Asian and Gulf Arab carriers make up much of the rest of the list:
  • Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific nabbed second place overall. It also has the best
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New Airbus Lands in London

First A380 commercial flight arrives from Singapore

(Newser) - An Airbus A380 super-jumbo jet landed at London's Heathrow Airport today, completing the huge plane's first commercial European flight. The double-decker arrived from Singapore 15 minutes ahead of schedule, and each of the 470 passengers received a certificate commemorating the event. Singapore Airlines is currently using three of the planes... More »

Airbus Talks Mile-High Casinos

Super jumbo A380s could soon be outfitted for gambling

(Newser) - A plane flight could soon be a big gamble. Airbus is considering turning some of its super-jumbo jets into airborne casinos, Breitbart reports. The hulking A380 passenger plane is the world's largest, boasting 50% more floor space than Boeing's 747. That's the kind of space that's needed for a mile-high... More »

Mile-High Luxuries Abound

Live the high life in more ways than one on today's finest luxury airlines

(Newser) - Airbus' long-awaited A380, with its private suites and double beds, isn't the only luxury to be found at 30,000 feet. Jet Airways' Boeing 777-300ER features a champagne cooler loaded with vintage Dom and a 23-inch flat-screen TV with 500 on-demand programs. Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 747-400 lets fliers dine face-to-face... More »

No Love for Would-Be Mile-High Clubbers

Singapore Airlines asks passengers to 'observe standards' on Airbus beds

(Newser) - Singapore Airlines is throwing a wet towel on hopes that the double beds and private suites on the new Airbus A380 would revolutionize high-altitude romance. The airline today asked passengers to “observe standards that don’t cause offense.” Cabins are private, but not sound-proof or sealed, Reuters reports.... More »

A380's First Flight 'Phenomenal'

After long delays, the A380 delivers staggering experience

(Newser) - The Airbus A380 touched down in Sydney this morning, completing the festive maiden voyage of the world's largest jet. After a 2-year delay, passengers who boarded in Singapore say the champagne-fueled, 7-hour trip was worth the wait. “It's going to make everything else after this simply awful,” one... More »

Airline to Offer Internet Access

Alaska jet will have Wi-Fi hot spots for phones, laptops

(Newser) - Alaska Airlines will become the first US carrier to offer  satellite-based Wi-Fi internet access to passengers, reports AP. The airline will install the wireless service on one 737 jet next spring with a view to outfitting the entire 114-plane fleet. American Airlines announced plans for internet access on some of... More »

Flying in Style: 10 Best Business Classes

BusinessWeek lists the best upper-atmosphere experiences

(Newser) - With amenities like fully reclining seats, foot-massage parlors, and food that defies even the highest-flying expectations, airline business classes are more like mobile spas then just a way to get from point A to point B. BusinessWeek gives you the 10 best.
  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. Qatar Airways
  4. Malaysia Airlines
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Singapore Airlines Sends Airbus Skyward

Huge order of planes puts Airbus ahead of rival Boeing

(Newser) - With a $3.78 billion order from Singapore Airlines as the Paris Air Show wrapped up today, Airbus regained the lead over archrival Boeing, Bloomberg reports. The carrier ordered 20 new A350s from the world's largest maker of commericial aircraft, bringing the total of the company's record number of firm... More »

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