Get FlightTrack Pro Free From Starbucks — A $9.99 Value

FlightTrack Pro — an application which purportedly gives you everything you need to manage your flights in real time whose retail price is normally $9.99 — is the “App Pick of the Week” and available free of charge by picking up a code at a participating Starbucks location. Although FlightTrack Pro is available for Android devices, the code seems to only be valid for…

Why Did Delta Air Lines Fly an Airbus A330-200 Aircraft Non-Stop From Singapore to Atlanta?

FlyerTalk member amolkold noticed that an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with no passengers operated as Delta Air Lines flight 9971 from Singapore to Atlanta without any stops along the way — and other FlyerTalk members started speculating on the reasons why this occurred. However, FlyerTalk member JG330 — also known as Joe Gilroy, who was one of the four pilots aboard Delta Air Lines flight 9971 on May 26, 2013 — has the details about that flight…

A First Look at the New Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 Aircraft of British Airways

An invitation was extended by British Airways to FlyerTalk to visit the Heathrow engineering base this morning to take a look up close and in person at both the new Boeing B787 “Dreamliner” and Airbus A380 aircraft. FlyerTalk member Oxon Flyer — who is one of the moderators of the British Airways Executive Club forum on FlyerTalk — has posted a number of photographs from his visit as a representative of FlyerTalk on short notice to the engineering base at London Heathrow Airport earlier this morning, which includes the interiors and exteriors of both aircraft…

Do You Wash Your Hands Properly? One Study Suggests No

Are you sick of getting sick while traveling? There are few scenarios which are more physically uncomfortable than having to travel while fighting a cold or suffering from an attack by a virus. Having to deal with the change in air pressure as the aircraft changes altitude during a flight while your sinuses are clogged can be sheer torture for some people. Needing to suddenly use the lavatory while seated in a window seat on a crowded airplane which is flying below 10,000 feet is bad enough under normal circumstances — but when the need arises as the result of an attack on you by a virus, it can feel like the closest thing to pure agony. Fortunately, those scenarios are indeed preventable — and I am living proof of that. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, washing hands…

Flights Canceled Due to Active Volcano; More to Come?

The United States may have celebrated Independence Day on the fourth of July today, but Mexico apparently had the most powerful fireworks. At least 47 flights operated by six airlines based in the United States were reportedly canceled as a precautionary measure as a result of the ash and steam spewing out of the Popocatépetl volcano earlier today — including at least…

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