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Airline Tickets and Tax Deductibles

Are Airline Tickets Tax Deductible?

As a flight dispatch training center, we know the ins and outs of the aviation industry. As a result, we pick up on a few tips and tricks to save money and make life a little easier. Being an airline dispatcher school, we love sharing knowledge! Learn if airline tickets are tax-deductible and justification for business trips.

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Flying During the Holidays

How to Fly Cheap During the Holidays 

Holidays are synonymous with family and food. An issue many families encounter is attempting to combine the two as many families are spread out across counties, states, or even countries at times. As a result, flying during the holidays sometimes becomes a necessity. While some may welcome a vacation or trip to another state or country, one thing no one looks forward to is the inflated prices of plane tickets during the holidays. 

As a flight dispatch training school, we know the ins and outs of the aviation industry and wanted to pass on some tips on how to fly cheap during the holidays. Learn more about the benefits and downsides of flying during the holidays.

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How Many Planes Are in the Air At Any One Time?

Air Travel by the Numbers

Air travel is becoming increasingly important as our world becomes more and more connected. A look at air travel over time shows a steady increase in air travel, omitting of course effects from COVID. It is estimated that around 800 flights depart in one day from New York City’s JFK airport alone.1 So how many airplanes are there in the sky at any moment? 

 

As the oldest aircraft dispatcher school in the world, we are always intrigued by air travel data, and feel it is a great way to gauge the current state of the airline industry. 

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Jobs With the Highest Aviation Salary

Top 5 Salaries in the Field of Aviation

The field of aviation is a growing industry with an exciting future. When people think of professions in the aviation industry, most will probably think of pilots, baggage handlers, and flight attendants. However, most of the employees in the aviation industry are not seen when you travel. If you are considering entering the field of aviation, and wondering what positions have the highest aviation salaries, the answers may surprise you. 

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How Do Airplanes Fly?

What is that impossible noise overhead? You recognize it instantly as a jet plane, speeding off to a destination unknown, and think nothing more about it as you go on about your day. The miracle of flight is often taken for granted. How do they get those big, metal, cylinder birds off the ground, anyway? You may find yourself asking, “How do airplanes fly?” The answer can be as simple as, “They take off!” But there’s a far more nuanced answer at our fingertips. At Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we want to take a closer look at the answer to the question, “How do planes fly?”

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Are Airplane Pilots Going on Strike?

It has been a turbulent year and a half for the airline industry. First, there were implementations of travel restrictions in mid-2020 that led to low domestic and international travel. More recently, there is news of pilot shortages as flight demand begins to ramp up. In recent weeks, we have begun to see rumors emerging that pilots of certain airline carriers are going on strike. Which pilots are striking, and what are they protesting? 

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Should You Fly Right Now? A Look at Air Travel During the Delta Variant

It has been an interesting year and a half for air travel, to say the least. As the oldest airline dispatcher school in the country, we are constantly monitoring changes in the airline industry. Just as COVID restrictions had begun to lift and air travel began to once again increase, the Delta variant has begun spreading. If you have the need or desire to travel currently, we want to answer some questions you may have about air travel with the increased spread of the Delta variant.

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Potential Changes to the Airline Industry in the Post-COVID World

The COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to shape most industries. The airline industry has, of course, not escaped unscathed. The airline industry has had to adapt and change several components of their business that could remain with us even after the pandemic has passed. As an industry-leading airline dispatcher school, we wanted to take a look at what the future of the airline industry could look like in the post-COVID world. 

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Where and How Do Airplanes Store Their Fuel?

Airplanes are complex machinery that few fully understand. Airplanes require extremely powerful engines fueled with large quantities of gasoline to power such large, heavy objects. But where and how is fuel stored in airplanes? 

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Is There an Airline Pilot Shortage?

The coronavirus pandemic has had a drastic effect on nearly every industry, and the airline industry is no different. As travel bans were enacted and airlines lost the ability to serve certain routes, many felt unsafe traveling for months. As restrictions are lifted, and travel demand increases for flights, is it true that there is an airline pilot shortage? 

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