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Abid Habib-Journalist

Abid Habib


About Abid Habib

While training as a Student Pilot, Abid is also pursuing an associate degree in Aviation Management. Having spent over a decade in the Middle East and flown a variety of carriers in the region, he is familiar with many of the airlines' products and services. His favorite aircraft is the Airbus A380, with 20+ flights logged on the type. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Niche Market: The Difference Between Riyadh Air & Its Neighbors

The airline is aiming to serve up to 100 destinations by 2030.

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Biman Bangladesh Restarts Dhaka To Tokyo Narita Flights After 17 Years

The route will be served thrice a week with the airline's Dreamliner aircraft.

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SWISS Crew Caught Taking Selfies On Wing Of Boeing 777

There are safer places to take pictures from than on a wing 16 feet above the ground.

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What Happens When A Pilot Decides To Abort Takeoff

A series of calculations are required to be carried out for safely aborting a takeoff.

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Could An All Airbus A380 Low Cost Carrier Work?

An analysis considering the viability of the Airbus A380 for a low-cost carrier.

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Review: Ahlan Lounge At Dubai International Terminal 3

Ahlan is an Arabic word used for greeting, which translates to "Hello" or "Welcome".

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5 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Dubai International Airport

With over 40 million passengers handled just this year, Dubai International is one of the largest global hubs.

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Could The Airbus A380 Be Redesigned To Make It Profitable?

10 of the 14 initial operators of the type have the A380s in service today.

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Ryanair Receives Fine For Not Compensating Passengers During Previous Cabin Crew Strike

Around 320 flights were cancelled across the two days in 2018.

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Etihad U-Turns On Moscow Expansion Plans

The airline is planning to use larger aircraft on this route instead.

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Saudi Arabian Private Boeing 747 Flies Neymar From Europe

At the time, it was the most followed flight on flight tracking services.

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American Airlines Becomes Latest Airline To Sue Skiplagged

Recently the airline barred a teenager from flying with the carrier for three years for trying to use skiplag tickets.

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5 Notable Aviation Pioneers That History Forgot

We, humans, have been trying to fly since the late 1700s.

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Ryanair Flight 4102: The Irish Low Cost Carrier's Only Hull Loss

The incident occurred in Rome more than a decade ago.

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JetBlue Extends 14 Year Florida Panthers Sponsorship Agreement

This partnership is part of the airline's broader plans to expand operations within South Florida.

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Malaysia Airlines Passenger Charged With Fake Bomb Threat

As a result, 32 domestic flights from Sydney were cancelled.

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Pratt & Whitney Engine Issues: The Latest Impact To Airlines

With 57 airlines affected around the world, this is a global issue.

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5 Famous Air Races From The Past & Present

A guide on the exciting world of aerial racing.

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WestJet Boeing 737 Collides With Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules

Fortunately, none of the passengers or crew were injured.

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New High Speed Scanners At London City Airport Reduce Security Wait Times

The security team can now process 30% more passengers.

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