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A KLM 787 in Amsterdam
KLM halts ticket sales for Amsterdam flights

KLM halted ticket sales for flights departing Amsterdam through Monday in an effort to ease severe overcrowding at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The airport is experiencing a shortage of security staff leading to long wait times.
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An ITA Airways A350
LufthITA Cruise Lines launching soon?

Lufthansa and shipping conglomerate MSC Group launched a joint bid for ITA Airways. MSC would take 60% of the airline, Lufthansa 20%, and the Italian government would retain 20%.
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Also on this week’s episode of AvTalk, Boeing implements a new Safety Management System and Air France teases a new La Premiere suite.
Qatar Airways A350
Qatar Airways — Airbus dispute headed for trial 

A UK judge this week rules this week on motions by Qatar, granting them a speedy trial. The judge also ruled that Airbus is free to continue trying to delivery Qatar’s A350s or cancel the orders and sell them to another airline.
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THE REFERENCE SECTION—MILITARY AIRCRAFT
NATO E-3A Sentry AWACS
Which military aircraft are visible near Ukraine and what are their roles? 
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INFLIGHT WITH GABRIEL LEIGH
"A truly unique business class" overlaid on a photo of Finnair’s new business cabin
Finnair business class review, part 2 

In part 2 of a mini series premiering shortly, Gabriel flies Finnair’s brand new business class to see how the airline’s revolutionary business class seat actually fares on a long-haul flight.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Smartwings new Prague livery 737
Prague ❤️ You 🛫

Smartwings has a new special livery celebrating the 85th anniversary of Prague Airport.
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NICEAIR A319
A nice, new airline

Niceair will make its debut this week, beginning flights from Akureyri in northern Iceland with an A319 operated by HiFly Malta.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Vietnam Airlines A350
A Vietnam Airlines A350 and Jetstar A320 departing Sydney.
Southwest airline in 3 generations of livery
Three generations of Southwest Airlines liveries in Tampa.
Air France 777
An Air France 777 in Fortaleza.
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Welcome to Luton

A prankster in London is causing a stir with a Welcome to Luton sign. Only the airport isn’t Luton. 
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AVIATION EXPLAINER
An aviator’s cat sits on his shoulder in this 1910 photograph.
How odd airport codes came to be

Airport IATA codes often make sense. New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport: JFK; Hong Kong: HKG, London Heathrow: LHR. But what about the airport codes that don’t make much sense on the surface? We delve into the stories behind these codes. And the picture above is a clue for one of the them. 
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