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Good News! American Airlines' Economy Class Breakfast is Finally Edible

May 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM | by | ()

It may have taken a few years, but American Airlines has finally come around to offering a better breakfast in economy class, on long-haul flights.

You see, it used to be that passengers in the back of plane, on transatlantic flights between the U.S. and Europe, were treated (we use the word sarcastically) to a small and salty hot dinner then, several hours later and before arrival at the destination, a greasy croissant would arrive on a tray. Said croissant would leave grease marks all over the tray, be accompanied by orange juice and little side packets of butter and jam, and altogether make you feel as though your face were a grease slick until you eventually had a chance to shower away the memory of the flight.

We first complained about the meal way, way back in 2011, and went on to take a distinct interest in airline breakfast meals over the years. See our "Surprisingly Awesome Airline Meals" category for times when airlines actually got it right.

Now, the AA has finally cleaned up their act to change economy class breakfast into a pleasant little boxed meal containing things you might want to eat, and wouldn't feel gross for ingesting after a lengthy trip.

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Live Nation Thanks Lady Gaga with a Private, WiFi-Equipped 757

November 5, 2012 at 1:10 PM | by | ()

Lady Gaga might be making headlines again for her weight gain, but it looks like Live Nation likes her just the way she is.

And why shouldn't they? Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour earned nearly 227.4 million dollars for the concert powerhouse, an achievement that prompted them to give her the ultimate gift in return—a 757 private jet.

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American Airlines' Downward Spiral Continues Spiraling

October 5, 2012 at 3:44 PM | by | ()

After weeks of American Airlines having cascading delays and stalled union negotiations, the combination of which resulted in the lowest on-time arrival rate in September and which caused a sitting U.S. Senator to tweet his deep frustration, the airline decided to step things up this week. Instead of just not bringing travelers to their destinations on time—which, while annoying, is something that airlines sometimes do—American was in the news for one freak safety incident after another.

The final evaluation from the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, published at the end of the week: "A broken-down airline for a broken-down nation." Ouch.

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Remembering 'Song,' Delta's Budget Airline Experiment

November 8, 2011 at 11:07 AM | by | ()

From the Jaunted archives: a Song 757 parked at T3

If you've been watching ABC's tv show Pan Am these last several weeks, then you may recognize the airport terminal above. It's Terminal 3 at New York-JFK, formerly the old Pan Am Worldport in the days when JFK was still called Idlewild Airport. Digital recreations of it feature in scenes from the new show, but the real thing is still around and in the hands of Delta.

Whenever you find yourself in an airport with history—we're talking not a shiny, new place but one that's maybe not so shiny and not so waterproof (Terminal 3 is crazy leaky these days)—do you ever think "if only these walls could talk?" We do...

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Gold Seat Belts and Sinks? It's Got to Be Donald Trump's New Boeing 757

August 30, 2011 at 9:45 AM | by | ()

It's been almost five months since we last talked about Donald Trump's new private jet, and that—dear friends—is about 4 months and 29 days too long.

Back in April, The Donald took delivery of his specially outfitted Boeing 757, meanwhile putting his old 727 up for sale. His new toy is a $100 million work of art, but it's not just off the assembly line; this 757 formerly belonged to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Enough of history—let's talk about right now. Donald's 757 seats/beds 43 passengers and boasts a 16-hour range, but duh we just want to see the master bedroom and all the gold-plated sinks in the thing. That's where the video tour comes in:

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File Under 'Good to Know': Iron Maiden Has a 757, and the Band's Frontman Flies It

Where: Iceland
June 29, 2011 at 8:54 AM | by | ()

Yes, this airplane totally exists and yes, we feel kinda late to the news since it's actually been tooling around the world since notorious heavy metal band Iron Maiden customized an Astraeus Airlines Boeing 757 in 2008 to fly around on their world tours. It wasn't until this week that we really learned what we were missing, when Lonely Planet's US Editor Robert Reid hopped onboard "Ed Force One" for a tete-a-tete with Iron Maiden frontman (and the plane's Captain) Bruce Dickinson. You can read the first bit of Reid's adventures here.

What the what?! It just seems too awesome to handle. Heavy metal man Dickinson goes from flying high on stage to champion fencer to flying high literally, as a part-time pilot with Astraeus. Iron Maiden is still touring, believe it or not, but Bruce makes time to jet. And—here's the real news—the plane is now on a somewhat regular schedule flying to the US from Iceland, with international low-cost carrier Iceland Express.

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Oprah-Spotting at O'Hare

May 3, 2011 at 3:17 PM | by | ()

It's a very rare thing to catch a glimpse of Oprah at O'Hare Airport these days, especially since the woman has had her own $42 million custom-built Bombardier Global Express XRS jet for several years, but we did it—we spotted her recently out on the tarmac at ORD.

What we saw was United's "Oprah The Farewell Season" plane, a special livery just for one Boeing 757 which was unveiled back in November 2010. Of course we were there to see her off into the sky for the first time—check out those pics here—and it's great to see she's still out there even though Oprah's Final Season comes to an end in just about two weeks.

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Now That He's Got a 757, Who Wants to Buy Donald Trump's Old 727?

April 27, 2011 at 10:12 AM | by | ()

This is Trump's old 727. See link below for a pic of the 757

Donald Trump won't be on the set of Celebrity Apprentice or even at New York's Trump Tower today; he's off in New Hampshire meeting with the GOP regarding his pet idea to run for president on the Republican ticket. According to PBS, Trump's transportation of choice to Portsmouth was a helicopter—

What he's flying is really the only topic we really care about when it comes to Trump, especially since the last month has seen him upgrade from his Boeing 727 to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's old Boeing 757. The Donald paid $100 million for the used plane, a sum which the Magellan Jets Blog calls "extremely high," but counters that it's believed Allen's 757 comes fully loaded with "all kinds of bells and whistles, ranging from a state-of-the-art entertainment system to the most advance flight avionics."

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