More Posts On: Airplanes and Aircraft

Miles and Points On Sale — June 10 2021

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

For this edition of miles and points on sale…

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United Airlines Goes Boom: Supersonic Travel in 2029?

United Airlines entered into an agreement with Boom Supersonic to purchase a fleet of 15 airplanes which will be capable of supersonic travel — with an option to acquire 35 additional airplanes — in an effort to return supersonic speed to commercial aviation as soon as 2029.

The model of supersonic airplane which United Airlines is purchasing is called Overture, which is…

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Imagine Earning Frequent Flier Miles For This Historic Flight. Video Included.

A historic flight occurred yesterday, Monday, April 19, 2021 at 3:34 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time — a flight in which the craft reached an altitude of only ten feet and hovered in a stable position for 30 seconds prior to descending and landing, with a total flight time of 39.1 seconds.

One would probably earn 500 frequent flier loyalty program miles if the flight occurred with some airlines around the world — but this flight…

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Pandemic Officially Declared One Year Ago Today

A media briefing which occurred exactly one year ago today on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 included the first time that the World Health Organization officially declared that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus had reached pandemic disease status — interestingly and coincidentally, exactly six months after the 19th anniversary of the attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, which means that now we will be reminded every six months of a substantially historic event which changed the world.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which…

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Miles and Points On Sale — March 9 2021

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

For this edition of miles and points on sale…

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What Would You Do? 39 Airplane Scenarios

Countless articles have been written here at The Gate pertaining to different behaviors and scenarios which occur aboard an airplane by fellow passengers — some of which have resulted in controversial or violent outcomes — and frequent travelers are usually all too familiar with them from which they have formed their own opinions…

…but what happens if…

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39 Scenarios Aboard an Airplane: What Would You Do?

Countless articles have been written here at The Gate pertaining to different behaviors and scenarios which occur aboard an airplane by fellow passengers — some of which have resulted in controversial or violent outcomes — and frequent travelers are usually all too familiar with them from which they have formed their own opinions…

…but what happens if…

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EXCLUSIVE: Historic DC-7B Airplane “That Ushered Delta Into the Jet Age” Comes Home to Delta Air Lines

The temperature of 36 degrees Fahrenheit felt colder due to the blustery wind which was blowing at a sustained speed of 14 miles per hour, whose chill penetrated down to the marrow — and emerging from the shadows of this dark and dreary early Saturday morning was a sight which had not been seen in years at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area: a Douglas DC-7B airplane, which finally returned home to the airline it once served back in the 1950s for approximately ten years.

The silhouettes of the unmistakable four large propellers broke through what was otherwise the gloom of the early morning — the clock had not yet read 7:00 yet — and despite…

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Contact Lost With Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 Aircraft; Possible Crash Feared

Contact was lost with a Boeing 737-500 W airplane — which operated as Sriwijaya Air flight 182 — as it disappeared from radar approximately four minutes after its departure from Jakarta on its way to Pontianak within Indonesia at 2:40 in the morning Eastern Standard Time.

The following media statement was posted at the official Twitter site of Sriwijaya Air, which roughly translates in English as…

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Boeing Charged With 737 MAX Airplane Fraud Conspiracy; Agrees to Pay Greater Than $2.5 Billion

The Boeing Company has entered into an official deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice of the United States to resolve a criminal charge — which is related to a conspiracy to defraud the Aircraft Evaluation Group of the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States in connection with its evaluation of the Boeing 737 MAX airplane — by agreeing to pay a total of greater than $2.5 billion.

The multinational corporation — which designs, manufactures, and sells commercial airplanes to airlines worldwide — was charged with…

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