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FAR 121, Subpart U Regulations 121.619a: Alternates: “Marginal”

Regarding the filing requirement of a 2nd (or additional) alternate airport for the destination, what constitutes ‘marginal weather conditions?’ So, we’ve posed this question in the past and I’ve decided to dissect this regulation line-by-line, as needed, over a series of articles. For this 1st article on 121.619, we’ll discuss the term ‘marginal’ only, as […]

Are You Ready to Get on a Plane Again? Traveling After Coronavirus

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From airports to hotels, the coronavirus outbreak and its rapid spread across the world has made an impact on the travel industry. The million-dollar question of the year: will travel recover? The follow up question: are you ready to get on a plane again? Traveling after coronavirus will look different than prior to the pandemic, […]

Do You Have to Wear a Mask on a Plane?

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Flying will never be the same as it was before the COVID-19 outbreak. As the country and world begin to open back up, traveling by plane is going to feel a lot different. One significant change is the requirement to wear a face mask on a plane. Airlines are ruling out new policies for passengers […]

Updated Airplane Seats Post-Coronavirus Era

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines will undoubtedly change the way passengers fly and travel. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, airplane passengers traveled within a close distance to their neighbors. To prevent the future spread of germs and illnesses, airline companies are updating airplane seats with a new design post-coronavirus. Our dedicated aircraft dispatcher […]

How Coronavirus Has Affected Airlines

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More and more airlines are forced to shut down as the effects of the coronavirus on the aviation industry take its toll. Air travel has indeed been among the hardest hit due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Millions and millions of people are on lockdown and there are travel bans left and right. The COVID-19 […]

Are Plane Tickets Refundable During COVID-19 Pandemic?

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A plane ticket refund or a change of flight in the past was only issued under specific circumstances or required tedious procedures most people wouldn’t know – in short, it was difficult, not to mention subject to additional fees. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, receiving compensation for your flight is more likely. There’s a […]

How to Avoid Catching the Coronavirus While Flying

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If you are taking to the sky soon for an upcoming trip, one of the first things on your mind is likely the recent coronavirus outbreak. Recently renamed as COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus has many people paranoid as subway riders in New York City and travelers in international airports are […]

Does Your Travel Insurance Cover the Coronavirus?

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Sometimes, you might not opt for travel insurance because you don’t want to spend the extra bucks, so you take your chances. However, in case you have purchased travel insurance, you’re most likely reconsidering your travel plans amidst the recent coronavirus outbreak, reviewing your insurance policy to see if it covers possible cancellations or even […]

Aviation’s Hot, New Trend: Flight-Shaming

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At the dawn of a new decade, industry predictions are derivative of trends and current events of the year before. For instance, in 2019, Swedish environmentalists started an anti-flying movement to highlight the negative impact air travel has on the environment. In 2020, private aircraft owners and commercial airlines will need to seriously consider a […]

Toyota Invested $349M in Flying Taxis

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Recently, Toyota invested $349 million in a flying taxis business venture with startup Joby Aviation. The Santa Cruz-based company is looking to manufacture electric air taxis that transport passengers over gridlocked highways and city streets. Toyota’s recent investment in Joby Aviation brings the startup’s total investment to $720 million, [1]  making it the top-funded electric […]

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