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How Airplanes Are Cleaned Today

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The new standard for flying during the coronavirus pandemic is cleanliness. Before you get on your flight, it’s important you ask yourself about the sanitation of the plane. COVID-19 has truly changed the way passengers travel. But with the rise in COVID-19 cases, airlines like American, United, and Delta are taking the necessary precautions and […]

Wear a Face Mask on the Plane or Don’t Fly

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As the world begins to figure out what life will be like amidst the coronavirus pandemic, airlines are becoming more stringent about their rules and regulations regarding face masks on a flight. Airlines are cracking down on passengers who are refusing to wear a face mask on their flights. Wear your mask or risk a […]

How Much Hand Sanitizer Can You Bring On A Plane?

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Your hands are full with your baggage as you’re rushing through the airport. Then suddenly, as you go through security, you forget there is a water bottle in your purse, not to mention you brought full-sized toiletries, including your hand sanitizer. Now that the world is going through the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Transportation Security […]

Double-Decker Seats: The Future of Airplane Travel

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Stepping onto an airplane is going to look a lot different after the coronavirus subsides. Aircraft are going to be completely redesigned for the health and safety of their passengers. One of the latest aircraft seat designs is the double-decker seat. The Zephyr Seat is offering economy-class riders upgraded comfort and privacy. Learn more about […]

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 […]

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