Most popular tweets in airlines in November 2019: Top ten
1. Alex Macheras’ tweet on Africa’s top five international routes
Alex Macheras, an aviation analyst, tweeted about the top five international routes in Africa by total seats. Mauritius to Reunion Island was the top international route, followed by Harare to Johannesburg and Entebbe to Nairobi. The Addis Ababa to Nairobi and Gaborone to Johannesburg were the fourth and fifth top international routes in Africa.
Africa’s top-five international routes 🌍 (by total seats) ✈️
1. Mauritius 🇲🇺 – Reunion 🇷🇪
2. Harare 🇿🇼 – Jo’burg 🇿🇦
3. Entebbe 🇺🇬 – Nairobi 🇰🇪
4. Addis Ababa 🇪🇹 – Nairobi 🇰🇪
— Alex Macheras (@AlexInAir) November 10, 2019
Username: Alex Macheras
Twitter handle: @AlexInAir
2. Dominic Gates’ tweet on Boeing 777X’s fuselage damage during stress test
Dominic Gates, a journalist, shared an article about the damage caused to the fuselage of a Boeing 777X aircraft during a stress test conducted at the company’s Everett facility in Washington, US.
The incident led to the depressurisation of the fuselage, splitting it wide open. It is reported to have occurred when the structural strength of the aircraft’s airframe was being put through extreme stress test.
Boeing 777X’s fuselage split dramatically during September stress test.
A passenger door that blew out was a secondary impact of the initial rupture, located far below the door.
But the structure failed so close to the target, Boeing won’t need to retest https://t.co/us2O6dJyJk
— Dominic Gates (@dominicgates) November 27, 2019
Username: Dominic Gates
Twitter handle: @dominicgates
3. Tony Fernandes’ tweet on Air Asia winning the world’s leading low-cost airline title
Tony Fernandes, CEO of Air Asia, tweeted about Air Asia winning the title of world’s leading low-cost airline for the seventh time. The airline also won the best low-cost crew in the world for the third time.
Wow we won World leading low cost airline for the 7th time !!!!!! And event better world best low cost crew 3rd time in the world. Rather than me get the award I asked Suhaila our head off Cabin crew to get the award. Time for the world to know the real hero’s. And she is one. pic.twitter.com/rQVGuRWrQz
— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) November 29, 2019
Username: Tony Fernandes
Twitter handle: @tonyfernandes
4. Jon Ostrower’s tweet on American Airlines’ plans to push Boeing 737 Max’s return to service to 2020
Jon Ostrower, a journalist, tweeted that American Airlines has pushed the return to service date for Boeing 737 Max aircraft to March 2020. The Boeing 737 Max aircraft was grounded by aviation authorities across the world following two crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people.
NEWS: American Airlines pushes 737 Max scheduled return to service to March 5, 2020, signaling that the halt to revenue flying for the jets will last days short of a year since the crash of #ET302.
— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) November 8, 2019
Username: Jon Ostrower
Twitter handle: @jonostrower
5. Sully Sullenberger’s tweet on FAA’s plans to increase rest period for flight attendants
Sully Sullenberger, a retired airline captain, tweeted about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) plans to increase the rest period for flight attendants with US airlines to at least ten consecutive hours for periods of duty of up to 14 hours or less. He noted that flight attendants play a vital role in the safety and security of passengers and the new plans will help them in getting adequate rest.
Flight attendants are vital to the safety and security of the passengers and crew on every flight. I’m very glad to see that they are finally going to be getting more adequate rest periods. It's about time! https://t.co/xFcr8XnZfE via @cozen_oconnor
— Sully Sullenberger (@Captsully) November 14, 2019
Username: Sully Sullenberger
Twitter handle: @Captsully
6. Julie Johnsson’s tweet on the closure of a factory that produced parts for Boeing’s 747 jumbo
Julie Johnsson tweeted an article about the shutdown of a factory operated by Triumph Group that produced parts including fuselages for the Boeing 747 jumbo jetliner aircraft. The factory is being sold in parts in an auction.
The sale will require Boeing to decide on investing in making fuselages or end production of the aircraft, Julie opined.
Scoop! An online auction this afternoon may determine the fate of @Boeing's 747. The ex-Northrop factory that has churned out fuselages for every #747 jumbo jet ever made over a half century is being sold for parts #avgeek #QOTS https://t.co/1eyCTfPpUD via @technology
— Julie Johnsson (@juliejohnsson) November 20, 2019
Username: Julie Johnsson
Twitter handle: @juliejohnsson
7. Ben Schlappig’s tweet of Air France’s new A350 cabin
Ben Schlappig, a blogger, shared a review of Air France’s new A350 cabin through his blog, One Mile at a Time. He covered in detail regarding the design of the cabin and the features of the seats and services offered.
Air France’s beautiful new A350 cabin! Not only is the A350 a new plane for Air France, but they also have new seats on it. Full review of the Toronto to Paris flight now on blog. 🇨🇦✈️🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/ggpyXFuaQi
— Ben Schlappig (@OneMileataTime) November 15, 2019
Username: Ben Schlappig
Twitter handle: @OneMileataTime
8. Simon Calder’s tweeton Qantas’ Project Sunrise
Simon Calder, a travel writer, tweeted about Qantas’ Project Sunrise, a research project aimed at operating direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne to New York and London. The first flight was made from New York to Sydney in 19 hours and 16 minutes in October 2019.
A second flight using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner was completed from London to Sydney with 49 passengers on-board in 19 hours and 19 minutes in November 2019.
Qantas nonstop London-Sydney, 6am Thursday
Plane that's making the trip is currently flying over northern Alberta on its way to Heathrow
Most direct route goes over Copenhagen, flying north of Moscow, traversing China for 5hrs
Scheduled flight time 18h 45mhttps://t.co/kC3ifJNk26
— @simoncalder (@SimonCalder) November 13, 2019
Username: Simon Calder
Twitter handle: @SimonCalder
9. Sara Nelson’s tweet on Delta Airlines’ flight attendants’ plans to join the AFA-CWA
Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), a union representing flight attendants, thanked the Air Line Pilots Association for their support for flight attendants of Delta Airlines who are working to join the union.
The flight attendants at Delta Airlines are currently not part of any union and previously voted against unionisation in 2002, 2008, and 2010. Sara is hopeful that the current economic and social landscape will result in a different outcome.
To my good friend and union brother @ALPAPresident and all of our flight deck union sisters and brothers of @WeAreALPA, thank you for your immediate support for Delta Flight Attendants working to join @afa_cwa! #OneCrew #1u pic.twitter.com/ywlWkc0NyA
— Sara Nelson (@FlyingWithSara) November 4, 2019
Username: Sara Nelson
Twitter handle: @FlyingWithSara
10. Jennifer Schuld’s tweet on delivery of Qatar Airways Boeing 777-F Cargo aircraft
Jennifer Schuld, a photographer, tweeted an image of the newly delivered Boeing 777-F Cargo aircraft for Qatar Airways. Designated QR3372, the new aircraft will form part of the airlines’ cargo fleet that includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 16 Boeing 777 freighters, and five Airbus A330 freighters.
Delivered: Qatar Cargo 777-F A7-BFT left Everett this afternoon for Doha as delivery flight QR3372. pic.twitter.com/dtrbLmtiqW
— Jennifer Schuld (@JenSchuld) November 8, 2019
Username: Jennifer Schuld
Twitter handle: @JenSchuld