Flight Review: American Airlines (787-9) Business Class From Los Angeles to Dallas

TO THE POINT: American Airlines’ 787-9 business class establishes itself as a finalist for the best in the fleet. The pros: a lie-flat seat, top-notch Dreamliner windows and an excellent entertainment system. The cons: lack of foot room for taller passengers in lie-flat mode, and no dividers between the middle seats. On October 6, American Airlines launched its brand new…

Flight Review: American Airlines (787-9) Premium Economy From Dallas to Los Angeles

TO THE POINT: American Airlines’ 787-9 premium economy seats effectively bridge the growing gap between international economy and business-class cabins. The pros: much more legroom, wider seats, larger IFE screens and improved recline. The cons: disappointing footrests for two-thirds of the cabin, tricky tray tables and poorly placed IFE remotes. On October 6, American Airlines launched its brand…

This Video of a Crazy Crosswind Landing Will Make Your Heart Jump

We see a lot of hairy landings at TPG, but this might be the craziest. In this crazy aviation video, a crosswind almost derails a 737’s landing. The crew and passengers were surely holding their breath on this flight. The Boeing 737-400, operated by Air Horizont, approaches the runway at Václav Havel Airport (PRG) in Prague. According to the…

Wired Takes Viewers Inside the 737 MAX Test Plane

While it’s not the sexiest plane out there, the Boeing 737 is the world’s most sold — with more than 9,200 Boeing 737s delivered — and flown aircraft. Its versatility allows carriers like RyanAir to pack 189 passengers for short hops in Europe or airlines like SAS to offer an all-business transatlantic flight with 44 seats from Texas to Norway. Still, Boeing isn’t resting on its…

Cathay Pacific’s Adding 10-Across Seating on Its 777s

Along with Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific has one of the top economy class products flying between North America and Asia. In addition to good food, solid in-flight entertainment and excellent service, the carrier’s 777 are currently configured on the spacious side for standard economy — with 32 inches of pitch and 18.5-inch wide seats. As more airlines are configuring…

Whose Plane Is Better? Donald Trump’s 757 vs. Hillary Clinton’s 737

Hillary Clinton unveiled her campaign jet last week, a Boeing 737 with the slogan “Stronger Together” emblazoned on the side. Shortly after showing off its new wings, the Clinton campaign took off and headed to Ohio for a rally. After touching down in Cleveland, an odd sight appeared just across the tarmac. It was Donald Trump’s plane. The Boeing 757…

ANA Will Replace 100 Engines on Its 787 Dreamliners

ANA announced that it will replace 100 engines on its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after a series of engine failures caused by corrosion and cracking of engine blades. The Japanese airline will swap out all of the Rolls-Royce engines on 50 of its 787s, a process that could take three years, according to an ANA spokesperson. ANA currently has…

Watch Boeing Turn a 747-8 Airliner Into an Enormous Projection Screen

Last month, the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing celebrated its 100th birthday with a huge celebration at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. The company showed off all the latest in its commercial fleet as well as popular aircraft from the past. While any aviation enthusiast would have been fully satisfied gazing at all the aircraft on…